Maori Pastoral Care

This unit develops the knowledge of Māori language, Māori religions and the evangelization of the Māori people. It provides an understanding of and an empathy for their culture, thought patterns and religious motivations, to develop effective spiritual ministers and provide pastoral ministry to Māori people. The focus in on the history of Māori religions, key Māori religious concepts, Māori language and pronunciation, the protocol of a Marae visit and Māori customs concerning situations such as a tangi, or unveiling.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points



P7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will:

  1. know basic Māori vocab, concepts and language
  2. identify key concepts related to Māori pastoral care and the Ratana, Pai Marire and Ringatu religions
  3. be able to lead Māori prayer and liturgy as well as be sensitive in Māori pastoral care situations such as a tangi
  4. respect Māori customs and protocol
  5. minister appropriately within the context of Māori religious beliefs and culture.
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