Maori Pastoral Care

The unit Maori Pastoral Care develops the student’s knowledge of Māori language, Māori religions and the evangelization of the Māori people. It provides students with an understanding of and empathy for their culture, thought patterns and religious motivations, so that they can be effective spiritual ministers and provide pastoral ministry to Māori people.

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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