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Tabor Evangelical College (TEC) - Mission Department

Hawassa, Ethiopia

                        Course Syllabus

Course title:DP433  Introduction to counseling- Diploma III

Credit hours: 3

Academic Year: 2015

Semester: I

Lecture days: Monday 8:15-9:00 & Friday 8:15-9:50 am

Instructor: Zenebe Negash (Rev), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Cell phones 0913992168

 

Course description

This course aims to introduce the importance of counseling for Christian ministers’ ministry. It contains the ministry of pastoral care, how the pastors should approach the clients, and counselling situations. It will be covered in block A and B. The teaching-learning process follows lectures, class discussion and field work. It is given for Diploma III students of Tabor Evangelical College.

Course Objectives

The main objective of this course is to give knowledge for students how to counsel and approach clients.

The course intends to help students:

·         To understand the work of pastors as shepherds, historical background of counseling in early and medieval churches

·         To know how pastors should approach and practice counseling in order to give advice to the clients based on their problems.

·         To examine the experiences of pastors’ counseling methods on marriage, family relationship, and on sickness, bereavement.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course students should be able to:

·         Explain what the Bible teaches about shepherds and clients roles in counseling process.

·         Describes how should the pastors approach the clients and give counseling.

·         Practice what they learn about counseling in their ministries.

Course Materials

1. Taylor, Harold, 1996, Applied Theology2: Tend My Sheep, New Delhi, India: ISPCK

2. Handouts prepared by the lecturer

Course requirements

-          Class attendance and active participation on class discussions

-          Reading the assigned pages before class and present what new ideas they have get from their readings

-          Final paper 3pages written with computer or 5 pages with hand writings

-          Taking exam on a given day.

Grading

-Class attendance and active participation                            20%

-Reading assignments                                                           20%

-Final Paper                                                                          30%

-Exam                                                                                   30%

 

Course Schedule

 

week

 

Date

 

Topic

 

Assigned reading

1

Sep. 1-4,2015

Introduction

pp.1-6

      

Sep.11

Ethiopian New Year

no class

2

Sep. 7-11

The Good shepherd idea in the Bible

pp. 7-11

3

Sep. 14- 18

Pastoral care in the church

pp. 20-25

4

Sep.28

Finding of true cross holyday

no class

5

Sep. 21-25

Pastoral care in the church

pp.26-31

6

Sep. 28- Oct.2

Understanding people

pp.34-44

7

Oct. 5-9

Understanding people

pp. 45-52

8

Oct. 12-16

Understanding oneself

pp.55-68

9

Oct. 19-23

People’s need for counseling

pp.72-92

 

Oct. 26- 30

Block A Exam

 

10

Nov. 2-6

The pastor’s approach to counseling

pp.93-114

11

Nov.9-13

The practice of counseling

pp.115-126

12

Nov. 16-20

The practice of counseling

pp. 126-140

13

Nov. 23- 27

Spiritual resources in counseling

pp. 142-170

14

Nov. 30- Dec.4

Marriage and family relationship

pp.171-196

15

Dec. 7-11

Sickness and healing

pp.199-218

16

Dec. 14-18

Death and bereavement

pp.221-225

17

Dec. 21-25

Summary

 

 

Dec. 28-Jan.1

Block B exam

 

 

 

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