9780834123052

Foundations of Pastoral Care

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  • ISBN13:

    9780834123052

  • ISBN10:

    0834123053

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-06-01
  • Publisher: Beacon Hill Pr

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Summary

One of a minister's most important jobs is pastoral care-comforting and counseling people and guiding them into reconciling relationships with God and others. People today earnestly seek a minister who knows their names and cares about their hurts and heartaches.

Author Biography

Bruce L. Petersen a professor of pastoral ministry at Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Pastoral Care Foundationsp. 9
An Introduction to Pastoral Carep. 11
Providing Pastoral Soul Carep. 23
Unleashing the Laityp. 37
Lay-Led Pastoral Carep. 51
Caring Through Small Groupsp. 67
Pastoral Care Rolesp. 81
Pastoral Care as Shepherdingp. 83
Pastoral Care as Counselingp. 99
Pastoral Care as Collaborationp. 113
Pastoral Care and the Means of Gracep. 127
Pastoral Presencep. 147
The Pastor's Presence in Resolving Conflictp. 149
The Pastor's Presence in Crisisp. 167
The Pastor's Presence in Celebrationp. 185
The Pastor's Presence in Human Sufferingp. 207
The Pastor's Presence amid Death and the Dyingp. 229
The Pastor Is a Personp. 251
The Pastor's Character and Conductp. 253
The Pastor's Personal Lifep. 275
Notesp. 299
Bibliographyp. 313
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