Syllabi
(Syllabi, pronounced syl-lah-bee, is the plural word for Syllabus)


Syllabus for Course THEOL-RVM

Reconciling Violence in Ministry


 

Week 1:

Listen to Chapters 1-5

Cornell notes on work.

 

Week two:

Read:  Information for Faith Based and Community Leaders

Chapters 6-10

Cornell Notes

 

Week 3:

Read: Transformative Counselling

Chapters 11-15

Cornell Notes

Notes due on Weeks 1-2 (on readings and Chap. 1-10)

 

Week 4:

Chapters 16-20

Cornell Notes

 

Week 5:

Notes due on Weeks 3-4

Chapters 21-25

Cornell Notes

Read: Trauma informed Care In Behavioral Health Services

 

Week 6:

Chapters 26-30

Cornell Notes

 

Week 7:

Notes due on Week 5-6

Chapters 31-35

Read Segment on Child Abuse

Cornell Notes

 

Week 8:

Chapters 36-40

Cornell Notes

 

Week 9:

Cornell Notes Due.

Outline of Term Paper

Rough draft

 

Week 10:

Term Paper due

Includes topic explored and approved.

 

Syllabus for Course THEOL-SJ

Social Justice

 

Text:  Social Justice Handbook by Mae Elise Cannon, Intervarsity Press, 2009


(1) Listen to Lectures on Part I

- Read Chapters 1 and 2 from text

- Write Cornell notes on lectures and text

- Submit notes

 

(2) Listen to lectures on Part II

- Read Text chapters 3,4,5

- Write notes and submit

 

(3) Listen to lectures on Part III

- Select 5 social justice issues from Part II of text, read and write notes.

 

(4) Submit an outline of a 10-page Paper on any topic of social justice you choose as well as a bibliography.

- Write the Paper, correct and proofread it, then submit


Syllabus for THEOL-CPE
Clinical Pastoral Education

I am recommending for the texts, Living with Death and Dying by Elizabeth Kubler Ross as well as Stephen Levine's A Year to Live.  I will work on recording the lectures over the next couple of days and again I will require a ten page paper.  I hope that is ok. 

The outline includes:

I. The Gift of Presence
      1. Consolation
       Offer Eucharist
       Pray with the family
       Let them speak their concerns
       Ease their path by faith

II.  Have experience with personal Mortality
      Minister should have experienced loss of a family member or close friend in the not too recent past
      Minister has empathy for the sick and the dying
      Minister is capable of bracketing outside concerns

III.  Illness of a child
      Provide a listening ear
      Do not try to make it right
      Simply say you are sorry
      Have experience in dealing with existential truths
      Quietly remain present

IV.  Hospital Protocols
      Evacuation Procedures
      Training in disasters in that facility
      Receiving the rand at the desk
      Psych Ward and ICU may require staff to accompany minister
      Confidentiality

V.  Be a moment of grace
    Offer a smile and/or a wink
    Hold a hand
    Do your best
    Let God take it from there

VI.  ICU or Trouble swallowing
     Break off small piece of Eucharist
     When in doubt ask if Communion is ok
     Ask if patient can sip water from a straw afterward

VII.  Greetings
     Greet each patient by last name
     Ask if they wish to receive communion
     Ask in ICU who can receive
     If communion is decline, ask if they would like to say an Our Father
     Tell them you are praying for them
     Ask them to pray for you

VIII.  Speaking
      Speak only so the patient can hear.
      Speak clearly allowing for hearing differences

IX.  Pray before the ministry
     Be aware of your concerns
     Center in Prayer
     Put concerns at the back of your mind

X.  Help Generate Hope
    Allow patients to have future hope
    Do not tamper with their dreams.

XI.  In Homes for the Aged
    Be pragmatic
    Keep focus on the individual
    Stay calm
    Communicate clearly
    Repeat words in a calm way
    Have them reference pleasant past experiences
    Encourage gratitude

XII. Processing
    Allow patients to address concerns
    Involve the family when possible
    Mention references to pain or discomfort to staff

XIII.  Respect
    Respect is reciprocal
    If a patient gets agitated speak to staff
    If they are sleeping let them rest
    Do not come at meal times
    If a patient is having a procedure, check back at the end