Foundation Course in Pastoral Care

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Looking for a brief, introductory course in pastoral care? The short course in Pastoral Care written by BCUK in conjunction with Crosslands Training may be the place to begin.

The Crosslands Training / BCUK Foundation Course in Pastoral Care is a flexible, accessible, online course that introduces the basics of loving, listening and speaking within the local congregation.

Over 9 sessions, each taking about 2 hours to study, the course uses a mix of written material, video, Bible study, discussion and personal reflection to help you grow.

The course covers:


Church as a place of care


People in need of care


How people change


The importance of character


How to listen well


Opening the Bible well


How to speak well


Practical care


Issues in pastoral care

“A great course. We’re using it to equip our small group leaders. A wonderful way to help us as a church grow, and ensure we are all on the same page when it comes to pastoral care”

Church Elder

“Love it! So accessible and clear. It’s helping me get alongside my friends at church in better and more biblical ways”

Course Participant