- Develop self-awareness and strategies for coping with personal issues that have potential to impede the delivery of quality pastoral care and counselling.
- Develop a worldview that guides the integration of contemporary counselling theory and biblical theology.
- Develop a biblical understanding of people as well as common areas of struggle that directs the practice of pastoral leadership and counselling.
- Develop excellent counselling skills including the ability to assess which situations need to be referred to a clinical professional.
- Gain practical experience in ministries that care for individuals who struggle.
- Prepare students wishing to continue on to graduate studies in disciplines such as counselling, chaplaincy, and spiritual direction.