The Method involves a process of supervised action/reflection where trainees:
1 minister with people in a variety of settings and circumstances
2 set and pursue goals and objectives as part of an individual learning contract
3 reflect on, record and present experiences of pastoral ministry, individually and in groups
4 recognise and appropriately respond to the complexity of issues and emotions associated with pastoral experience
5 work towards developing their own theology of Pastoral Care that is both contemporary and functional within the context of their faith tradition
6 evaluate all aspects of the pastoral practice; incorporate new learnings into their perceptions and behaviour.