Sample Religious Studies Paper on pastoral care ministry

Find one technique/intervention from your readings this week that you found interesting and elaborate on it.
Is there a theory this technique is associated with and how might you use it in your pastoral care ministry?
Is there a particular issue or population that this technique is associate with in providing positive outcomes?
In your replies, you must emphasize why you agree or disagree with your classmates thread. Articulate any additional thoughts or important ideas you might have from your classmate’s thread. Perhaps, expand on points that your classmate made in their thread. The intent is to give a well-thought out Reply that furthers advances the conversation and the students researched efforts, while adding substance to the Discussion.

Make sure to use in-text citations within your thread and replies. Also, include this in your References section so that your classmates can find the original sources.

The student will complete a Discussion with the thread and replies submitted in the same
Module: Week. The student will post one thread of at least 500 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on
Thursday of the assigned Module: Week. The student must then post 2 replies of at least 250
words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the Sunday of the assigned week. For each thread, students must
support their assertions with at least 3 scholarly citations in Turabian format. Each reply must
incorporate at least 2 scholarly citation(s) in Turabian format. Any sources cited must have been
published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include journal articles and other
scholarly books. The Bible is not an acceptable resource for a citation but is encouraged where

Read: Clinton & Hawkins: Chapters 5, 7 – 8, 20
Read: Townsend: Chapter 5
Read: Philip, Figueroa, & Miller: Chapters 23 – 26

Clinton, T. & Hawkins, R. The popular encyclopedia of Christian counseling: An indispensable tool for helping people with their problems. Harvest House, Eugene, Oregon, 2011. ISBN: 9780736943567.

Henry, Philip J., Figueroa, L. M., Miller, D. R. The Christian therapist’s notebook: Homework, handouts, and activities for use in Christian counseling. Haworth Publishing, New York, 2007. ISBN: 9780789025944.

Townsend, L. Introduction to pastoral counseling. Abingdon Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780687658350.