Course Memo

This course asks key questions about the work of spiritual care and caring—what is care and what does it means for leaders to care for
individuals and organizations. We will explore the character of care, models of caring, and strategies and skills for offering care in
particular contexts. This course presumes that effective leaders and flourishing mission-oriented organizations require tangible skills for
providing care. Students will be invited to trace the unique needs embedded in particular dynamics and patterns of contemporary cultures
through different contexts of care: personal, communal, systemic and cosmic. This course is suitable for those who are preparing for
congregational leadership and those in private, public and non-for-profit service.