AIMS OF CPE
The CPE course is generally designed to be conducted for ten solid weeks; during the fifth week, the participants in the CPE do mid-term evaluations. Each CPE student is evaluated by the peer group member and the CPE supervisor is also evaluated; all in reference to the learning contract each student had made at the beginning of the CPE course. (This is an exploratory evaluation.) During the tenth week, final evaluations are done. This final evaluation of each student is kept in the file of the student who has done a CPE course. The evaluation is kept confidential; it can only be released with a written consent / permission of the student.
Our aims are;
- To prepare people to find meaning in life especially when confronted with suffering, powerlessness and alienation thus fostering the overall mission of Jesus. “I have come so that they may have life and life to the full” (John 10:10).
- To secure that connection between physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of the human person.
- Provide spiritual services and pastoral counseling for faith communities.
- Respond to expressed requests for the sacraments by Christians in different environments and circumstances.
- Communicate to the ministers from different religions and denominations the wishes of assistance from one of the denominations / religion members.
- Facilitate the pursuance of prayerful atmosphere in community settings.
- Offer ethical/ theological advice in community settings.
- Pursue continued improvement in pastoral care through reading publications, sharing with other pastoral care givers their own experiences and challenges in the ministry.