Pastoral Enrichment

The Pastoral Enrichment Program is a comprehensive program designed specifically to cater to the unique needs of pastors who find themselves in need of counseling tools to effectively support and guide their congregations. In many instances, pastors are perceived as individuals who possess all the answers, and if they don’t, it is often believed that God will provide divine guidance. While there are certainly moments when the Holy Spirit offers godly wisdom, pastors also rely on their own pastoral experiences to offer guidance and insight.
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However, there are occasions when pastors encounter deeply challenging situations that require the wisdom and discernment of a wise leader, akin to the renowned wisdom of Solomon. In such instances, it is wise for pastors to humble themselves and seek assistance. This can involve reaching out to peers, supervisors, and mentors who can offer valuable guidance. However, it is important to acknowledge that even these individuals may have their own limitations, be unavailable, or simply lack the necessary experience to address certain complex issues.
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It is essential for pastors to recognize the importance of seeking out appropriate training and tools to equip themselves for the diverse challenges they may face. However, finding the time to undertake a full counseling diploma can be exceedingly difficult, as the needs of their congregations cannot wait indefinitely. Additionally, not all aspects of a counseling diploma may be immediately relevant to their specific needs.
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In such a situation, pastors may wonder what steps they can take to address this dilemma. The answer lies in carefully identifying the specific tools and knowledge that are most pertinent to their ministry. Often, the information available in counseling courses can provide the fundamental insight required. By identifying and focusing on the specific areas of study that align with their current needs, pastors can gain the necessary skills and understanding to effectively address the challenges they face without undertaking a lengthy counseling diploma.
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Ultimately, the goal of the Pastoral Enrichment Program is to provide busy pastors with practical, relevant, and accessible resources to enhance their pastoral care abilities and equip them to provide meaningful support to their congregations. Through targeted training and development opportunities, pastors can ensure they are sufficiently prepared to navigate the complexities of their ministerial responsibilities while also attending to the immediate needs of their congregation.

Help In Time Of Need

Vision Colleges offers the Pastoral Enrichment Program as a solution for individuals seeking specific training in counseling. This program allows you to select subjects from our counseling stream as needed, giving you the flexibility to gain the necessary skills when you require them. The program includes a textbook that serves as a valuable tool for future reference. Additionally, we provide assessments and audio lectures, when possible, for each subject to help you address unexpected counseling issues that may arise.

 

Upon completing each subject, you will receive a certificate to recognize your efforts. By successfully completing ten subjects, you will earn a Diploma of Pastoral Counseling.

 

It’s important to note that the Pastoral Enrichment program is not a secular counseling course but rather a Christian Counseling Program designed for use in churches and Christian ministries. This program has been developed by highly qualified Christian counselors with extensive experience in ministering to the Body of Christ globally. It aims to equip men and women in their counseling ministry by providing them with Christian counseling tools.

 

This course is exclusively available to pastors, endorsed elders, and leaders who are already involved in counseling ministry and hold a Bible College Diploma. Applicants should have several years of experience and recognize the need for additional tools to enhance their skills. The program allows you to develop the necessary tools as needed, enabling you to improve your effectiveness as a counselor.

 

Subjects can be taken in any order based on your needs and preferences. You can choose to complete as many or as few subjects as you desire. Each subject you complete will earn you a Certificate in Christian Counseling, and upon completing ten subjects, you will automatically receive a Diploma in Pastoral Counseling. We will soon be introducing more options for your convenience.

Who Is The Pastoral Enrichment For?

We do not teach you to be a counsellor; instead, we add to your range of counselling tools enabling you to counsel to the body of Christ more effectively.

 

The Pastoral Enrichment Program will best suit you if you:

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Lack of Formal Training

Have some counselling experience but lack formal training.

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Ministry Enrichment

Are looking for a study program to enrich your ministry.

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At Your Pace

Need to undertake studies at your own pace in your own place.

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Need Skill Development

Recognise the need to develop skills in specific areas.

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Have Some Prior Training

Have some prior training or verifiable skills in the field of counselling.

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Pastoral Leadership

Are in pastoral leadership.

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Elder Involvement

Are involved as an elder.

Pastors In Ministry Who –¬†

Elders, Leaders, Church Counselors Who –¬†

  • Recognise the need to develop their counselling tools and skills
  • Have a minimum of 4 years of ministry experience; and
  • Have an endorsement from their local Pastor
  • Hold a Diploma in Ministry from Vision Christian College or equivalent institution, or
  • Hold a Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology from Vision International College or equivalent institution.

Pastoral Enrichment Subjects

Find our courses for Pastoral Enrichment

Addictions Counselling

Biblical Inner Healing

Crisis Counselling

Group Dynamics

The Healing Community

Human Development

I Want To Be Like You Dad

Journey Into Wholeness

Marriage and Family Life

Shades of Gray

On Belay (Intro to Counseling)

Parenting on Purpose

Patterns of Destruction