Introduction to Pastoral Action
(Videoconference from the IPD)
The word "pastoral" is commonly used, but what exactly does it mean? And how does one go about it when one wants to take action?
This course marks out the whole field of pastoral action, from its roots in the Acts of the Apostles to its various forms in the Church and the world today. This allows a global portrait of pastoral competence to be drawn up so that each student can identify the types of action that correspond most closely to him or her. Then, the course proposes an introduction to 4 essential skills in all forms of pastoral action: observation of an environment, active listening, theological interpretation, team work. Starting from basic theoretical elements, these skills will be put into practice.