The Southern Florida District Board of Ministry will be offering the course for ministerial studies students, Shepherding God’s People:
This course will take place over three Saturdays – Feb 3, Mar 17 & Apr 14, 2018 from 9 am until 3 pm each of those days. The instructor for the course will be Dr. Scott Porter, and the class will be held at Genesis Christian Church, 19150 Helena Avenue, Port Charlotte, FL 33948. The cost of the class is $120.
Registration will be online only
Shepherding God’s People introduces the student to the important task of pastoral care and counseling in the context of the local church. Caring for people is a central part of the role of those who enter the ranks of ordained ministry.
This course will help the student understand and practice the principles of Christian “care of souls” in a manner that is comprehensively faithful to the biblical faith and human existence. This “care of souls” is not the exclusive responsibility of the ordained clergy but includes the laity in the ministry of the whole church. This curriculum is intended to help the student apply caring principles to the context of any local church. Pastoral care and counseling need to fit with the other pastoral responsibilities of preaching, teaching, leading, equipping, administrating, and many other tasks. This course introduces the student to the many broad topics commonly associated with the title of Shepherding God’s People.
If you have any questions you can contact Dr. Porter at Email Dr Porter or call 941-627-4849.