Mission Statement The TEC is an institution created to serve the southern Synods of EECMY and the wider community by providing training to Missionaries, Pastors, Evangelists, and High school and Preparatory students to make the trainees effective spiritual leaders, missionaries, pastors and very effective in their academic Education to join Higher Educations.
I. General Objective:
The TEC is established with a purpose to serve the Triune God, his kingdom and his people in performing spiritual and social activities. II. Specific Objectives: 1. It contributes in the building of God’s Church through the development of consecrated capable Ethiopian leadership and missionaries for the Church and wider community. 2. It prepares and equips the Christian believers in view of the Wholistic Ministry of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus spiritually, academically and, vocationally, for Christian Ministry in an Ethiopian context in particular and an African in general.
3. It promotes the nurture of congregations and the Church Units through the training and the continuing education of pastors, church leaders, by conferring Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates of Theology/missiology/ and High School and Preparatory Certificates of the Government Exams
4. It participates in the proclamation of the Gospel through a right teaching and preaching God’s Word in such a way that it becomes meaningful to the Ethiopian Citizens and Others in their particular cultural settings and prepare the Students in High school and Preparatory classes with good qualification for the continuum of their education.
Tabor Evangelical College (TEC) - Mission Department
Course title:DP433Introduction to counseling- Diploma III
Credit hours: 3
Academic Year: 2015
Lecture days: Monday 8:15-9:00 & Friday 8:15-9:50 am
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.
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.
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.
1. Taylor, Harold, 1996, Applied Theology2: Tend My Sheep, New Delhi, India: ISPCK
2. Handouts prepared by the lecturer
-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