Students attending the upcoming Residential Institute (June 8-12) at the GTF, “Examining Approaches in Pastoral Nurture,” will focus on two main areas: Exploring Options in the Practice of Ministry, and Examining Approaches in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Students’ work will be grounded in an examination of four classical understandings of pastoral nurture developed within schools of pastoral counseling and psychotherapy during the 20th century. With an emphasis on the relevance of these counseling systems of viable options in the post-modern world, students will delve into issues presented from both the orientation and perspective of the faith community as well as secular society.
Institute students will enjoy a rigorous yet supportive atmosphere of scholarly inquiry amongst a group of their peers as they complete required readings and writing activities, as well as oral presentations of their work, throughout the week. This Institute will be moderated by Dr. John Morgan, Karl Mannheim Professor of the History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences at the Graduate Theological Foundation.