Pastoral Transformation Course

A one-year, part-time course designed to bring transformation – personally and professionally.

This is a great course for leaders and pastoral care teams to develop their inner world, and their ability to relate well with team members and enhance their abilities in helping others grow.

The course can be done in three different ways to fit your role and requirements.

The course is spread across 12 months. Start whenever you want.

Choose from three Streams

Hear Directly from one of
our PTC attendees

Empower your people to make a difference

We offer as-needed services to full wraparound support.

Topic Areas

  • Personal development
  • Self-awareness
  • Pastoral conversation skills
  • Five types of listening
  • How to ask great questions
  • Understanding and using three different approaches
  • Common presenting issues and the core drivers behind each
  • The brain, the mind, the soul and the spirit
  • Integrate faith in pastoral conversations
  • Healthy relationship dynamics
  • Pastoral topics including grief, forgiveness, reconciliation, anxiety
  • Understanding the changing dynamic
  • Maintaining healthy boundaries and self-care
  • Ethical considerations

Steps To Thriving

Steps To Thriving

1. Book a Free Consultation

2. Customise your support plan

3. Empower your people and make a greater impact

Your Course Creator

Richard Black

BD, BTh (Hons), MCouns (Distinction), MNZAC

Richard is the founder and Director of Mind Health, an organisation dedicated to enhancing leaders’ well-being and equipping churches to thrive. He is an ordained minister and trained counsellor, working alongside churches to provide specialised support for leaders and pastoral carers. He holds a Master of Counselling, doing his research on “Emotional health in the role of a church leader”.

Through his years of clinical work supervising and counselling church leaders as well as his own involvement in pastoral ministry, he understands the struggles and demands leaders are facing every day. Richard has a knack of communicating complex issues in a way that is practical and easy to understand and is able to draw the best out of you, leaving you stronger and clear-minded.


Upcoming Courses

The year-long course runs over three blocks
First Block Begins: April 29th, 2024

The year-long course runs over three blocks
First Block Begins: June 10th, 2024

Course Begins: February 22rd, 2024


The course is broken into three, one-week blocks, across the year.

This year (2024)

Tu Peke
29 April – 3 May
1 – 5 July
21 – 25 October

June 10-14
Sept 9-13
Nov 18-22

The block course is run Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm.

Additional time needs to be allowed after each block course. Depending on the pathway you choose it will involve approximately:

  • Personal Development: 30 minutes/week
  • Advanced Pastoral Care: 2 hours/week
  • Supervised Pastoral Counselling: 3 hours/week

NB: You will be required to find a counsellor and supervisor, and have a session with each after each block course. The Mind Health team is available for this.

The course consists of:
1-2 hours viewing each week
4 x 2 hour tutorials with Richard Black

$1,900 + GST – In-person Course

$1,600 + GST – Online Course

Installment option: The course can be paid monthly across 10 months with 10% administration.
NB: This excludes any counseling or supervision sessions required.

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