Pastoral Theology

Course number: DETS3202 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: Examine foundational issues in pastoral theology such as the work of the ministry and developing essential skills.

Course Description: Pastoral Theology affords the student insight into foundational skills in pastoral work. The foundational themes include: the work of the pastor, prayer, proclamation, presence, working with teams and working with others. Further, this course is designed to facilitate the students engaging of active practitioners with a goal to observe and incorporate skills essential to longevity in Christian ministry.

Course Resources:
Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work
 Eugene Peterson. ISBN: 0802806600
A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings and Funerals. Aubrey Malphurs & Keith Wilhile. ISBN: 0825431867
AudioPak Resources: “Teach us to Care and Not to Care.” Eugene Peterson

    Instructor:  Nathan Hill

Biography: Nathan is originally from the east coast of Canada however he now resides in Ontario with his wife Mandy where he is the Student & Worship Pastor at a local PAOC assembly. Nathan has a passion for teaching and a desire to be involved in equipping future leaders for the various tasks that they will undertake. On a hot summer day Nathan enjoys a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade.

Bachelor of Science (Microbiology & Immunology), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia;
Master of Divinity (Pastoral), Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.