Forming Research Habits Journal

In a journal entry, you will explain why it is important to have a clear understanding of research procedures when writing on a topic such as pastoral care.

Write a one-page journal on the importance of developing introspective skills in doing research in pastoral care.

Annotated Bibliography Exercise TOPIC Pastoral Care

Generate a seven-entry annotated bibliography on the topic of pastoral care.

Use at least three books outside the course textbooks, three scholarly journal articles that address pastoral care and its associated skillset, and then one “other” source such as a dissertation, an academic blog, a governmental report, etc.
Ensure that each of the seven sources annotated in the bibliography has a descriptive account of content and its value for your Pastoral Care paper.
Each entry will begin with the bibliographic reference followed by an explanatory annotation.

Pastoral Care Discussion

Pastoral Care is an important value and skill within the context of ministry. Pastors, missionaries, chaplains, small group leaders, etc., provide a sense of care, comfort, and service to those who need spiritual guidance, or who are going through difficult or traumatic life situations. In developing pastoral care skills, empathic listening is imperative. Being able to be still, focused, and listening with the heart, establishes a trusting relational bond that enables effective ministry to be accomplished.

Read Hughes, 465-470.
Watch History & Foundations of Pastoral Care PowerPoint.Links to an external site.
Read the article: What Is Empathy, and Can Empathy Be Taught Links to an external site.?
Prepare to discuss the central ideas and characteristics that undergird pastoral care as follows:
Define pastoral care
Explain the pastoral care model and why it works.
Describe how clergy can do pastoral care effectively.
Give particular attention to empathic listening skills
Write a 300-word post addressing the points above. Be sure to include information from appropriate texts with proper citations.

Discussion of Emotions

Below is a link to a YouTube video regarding a man who is talking about his experience of the death of a friend. Appealing to the ABC Model and the distinction between functional/helpful and dysfunctional/unhelpful negative emotions, discuss whether the narrator is experiencing a functional or dysfunctional negative emotion. Give evidence from the video to support your claim. [Remember the criteria determining whether an emotion is functional or dysfunctional.] Also, discuss whether you would label the narrator’s emotional response as depression or grief. You may need to look online for the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for depression and grief. Fully justify your claim based on the video, the ABC Model of emotions, and DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for the relevant emotions. Follow the rubric.

Rest in Peace Kayne (We Love You)

Write a 300-word post addressing the discussion prompt above. Be sure to include information from appropriate texts with proper citations.
Resources:

Read SOS: Help for Emotions, pgs., 65-85

transformational Leadership Paper

Objective: Describe how transformational leadership is appropriate for chaplaincy. Transformational Leadership is all about bringing true and lasting change. This style of leadership is concerned with emotions, values, ethics, standards, and long-term goals. Write A response on Transformational Leadership and how it is a good fit for chaplaincy. Address the following elements of this style of leadership: Idealized Influence (Charisma) Inspirational Motivation Intellectual Stimulation Individualized Consideration Read or review: Transformational section of the Servant, Relational, and Transformational Leadership handout. PowerPoint: Transformational Leadership ***As a writing style we are using Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS). Notice, we are NOT USING FOOTNOTES or a BIBLIOGRAPHY at the end of your written works. However, on ALL assignments we will use CMOS Author/Date style (in-text citations style) of citing sources with a CMOS Resources Cited list at the end of all your writing submissions. The Resources Cited list follows Kate Turabian\’s standard listings for bibliographic material listed in her book, A Manual for Writers, 9th edition. See Chapters 18 & 19 for details.***

Transformational Leadership Paper

Objective: Describe how transformational leadership is appropriate for chaplaincy. Transformational Leadership is all about bringing true and lasting change. This style of leadership is concerned with emotions, values, ethics, standards, and long-term goals. Write A response on Transformational Leadership and how it is a good fit for chaplaincy. Address the following elements of this style of leadership:

Idealized Influence (Charisma)
Inspirational Motivation
Intellectual Stimulation
Individualized Consideration
Read or review:

Transformational section of the Servant, Relational, and Transformational Leadership handout.
PowerPoint: Transformational Leadership
***As a writing style we are using Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS). Notice, we are NOT USING FOOTNOTES or a BIBLIOGRAPHY at the end of your written works. However, on ALL assignments we will use CMOS Author/Date style (in-text citations style) of citing sources with a CMOS Resources Cited list at the end of all your writing submissions. The Resources Cited list follows Kate Turabian’s standard listings for bibliographic material listed in her book, A Manual for Writers, 9th edition. See Chapters 18 & 19 for details.***

Relational Leadership Response

Objective: Describe relational leadership and its value to Chaplaincy. Relational leadership deals with relational influence and the power that originates out of that style of leadership. Relational leadership says power exists at the heart of the relationship, but this power that exists must be power with a purpose in a way that inspires followers to follow. Write a response explaining relational leadership. Read the Relational section of the Servant, Relational, and Transformational Leadership handout. ***As a writing style we are using Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS). Notice, we are NOT USING FOOTNOTES or a BIBLIOGRAPHY at the end of your written works. However, on ALL assignments we will use CMOS Author/Date style (in-text citations style) of citing sources with a CMOS Resources Cited list at the end of all your writing submissions. The Resources Cited list follows Kate Turabian’s standard listings for bibliographic material listed in her book, A Manual for Writers, 9th edition. See Chapters 18 & 19 for details.***

Servant Leadership Discussion

Objective: Describe servant leadership and its value to chaplaincy. This discussion is about how the “Servant Leadership” model could be effectively used in chaplaincy.

Write a 300-word post about Servant Leadership. Discuss the following points and apply the field of chaplaincy throughout your discussion:

The servant leadership antecedent conditions
The seven behavioral traits of servant leadership
The servant-leader characteristics
The three servant leadership outcomes

Read or review the following:

Servant section of the Servant, Relational, and Transformational Leadership handout.
PowerPoint: Servant Leadership.

Milestone 1: Annotated Bibliography & Thesis for Capstone Paper “A Practical Theology of Chaplaincy.”

Objective: Investigate the initial steps of a capstone paper.

The capstone assignment for this course will be an academic paper of 14-15 double spaced pages on the topic of “A Practical Theology of Chaplaincy.” Remember, in this capstone assignment you are building a theology of chaplaincy using all the resources and topics covered in this course. As introduced in the readings and PowerPoints, chaplaincy has a strong theological foundation of care, comfort, and service, in addition to all the major themes covered. How are they translated into a foundational theology that gives direction to the practice of chaplaincy? The paper is due at the end of Week Eight.

In this first milestone, you will begin your preparation by identifying 5 academic sources (books, journal articles, or academic writings) pertaining to the topic through your research. Then you will list the bibliographic material and write a brief annotation (what each article is about in terms of chaplaincy) this will assist you in crafting a thesis statement for your Practical Theology of Chaplaincy paper.

Read pp. 5-32 in your Outside the Gates textbook by Robert Crick for a place to start in building “A Practical Theology of Chaplaincy.”
In addition to your textbooks, create an annotated bibliography of 5 scholarly sources (books, journal articles, academic writings, to name a few) that would contribute to your Practical Theology of Chaplaincy paper. For information on how to build an annotated bibliography, go to OWL Purdue.
At the end of your annotated bibliography, craft a thesis that describes the main focus of your proposed Practical Theology of Chaplaincy.
Apply the SSM Stylesheet formatting guidelines.
In this assignment you are only submitting the 5 academic sources (with the annotation to each source) and your thesis statement for the Practical Theology of Chaplaincy paper. The finished paper is due at the end of the course in Module/Week 8. You are in the beginning phase of developing this paper.

Remember the thesis statement is that one, strong, rich sentence or two that deftly sums up what the paper is all about. It is the acorn from which the whole oak tree grows. You might use a “blueprint” thesis that lays out the structure of how your paper will develop. It is important to be very clear in crafting your thesis because with a 14 to 15-page paper, it could get side-tracked and organizationally compromised if you don’t get the logical flow “right” at the beginning.

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/common_writing_assignments/annotated_bibliographies/annotated_bibliography_samples.html

Ministry of Presence Paper

Objective: Describe chaplaincy as a “ministry of presence.”
Purves constructs a strong Christological foundation in chaplaincy that establishes chaplains (all Christians) as the bearers of the presence of God. In this concept, the Holy Spirit plays a vital role in the incarnational presence of Christ in and through the individual presence of the Chaplain.

Read or review the following:

Purves, Ch. 4, pp. 78-104; Ch. 9. pp. 193-213
Sullivan, Ch. 5, pp. 173-191.
Evans, Ch. 2, pp. 6-17; Ch. 11, pp. 104-115. (Only if you can get access to the book, not required only recommended)
PowerPoint: The Ministry of Presence.
PowerPoint: Theological Foundations of Chaplaincy.Download Theological Foundations of Chaplaincy.
“Hospitality, a Practice, and Way of Life ” by Pohl.
“Hospitality” Download “Hospitality”dissertation excerpt by Langston (required reading)
In Hospitality what is the significance of a Safe place, a Sacred place, and a Holy place in Chaplaincy?
Address all of the following points:

Explain “ministry of presence.”
What does it mean to be a bearer of the presence of God?
Explain incarnation and the role of the Holy Spirit.
What is Hospitality and why is it important in Chaplaincy?
Include at least two scholarly sources (other than the ones provided) that support your writing.