Objectives and Outcomes


At the end of this course, each student will be better able to:
  • Articulate a basic, self-awareness as a minister and how his/her ministry affects others.
  • Articulate a basic awareness of how personal attitudes, values and assumptions impact ministry.
  • Establish a pastoral rapport with persons being served that enables further ministry in the hospital setting.
  • Engage, support, confront and challenge peers and self in an adult, group learning process.
  • Recognize the influence of social systems and structures on persons’ lives and on one’s ministry.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and application of the integration of theology with the behavioral sciences.
  • Apply basic, industry-standard skills in routine and crisis situations in a general hospital setting.
  • Make use of available religious and spiritual resources in and for his/her ministry.
  • Work effectively as a health care team member in a general hospital setting.
  • Use, reflect upon and then report on gifts of preaching, teaching, leading and counseling.
  • Describe and use the clinical method.
  • Use individual and group supervision for personal and professional learning and evaluation.
Clinical Pastoral Education students