Integrity of Pastoral Care

Lyall presents a study of pastoral care as the central pastoral ministry of the church, relating it to other functions of Christian ministry. The theological importance of pastoral care is explored, and other pastoral activities.

Integrity of Pastoral Care

Author: David Lyall

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian

ISBN: 9780281050260

Page: 190

View: 590

What is distinctively Christian about the pastoral care the Churches offer, and what is the place of care and counselling within the broader context of the work of the Church? This study of pastoral care as the normative pastoral ministry gives a context and perspective to the recent explosion of pastoral counselling. While pastoral care can draw upon the insights of the secular therapies, it is not an inferior form of pastoral counselling. Pastoral care has its own integrity rooted in the life and worship of that community of faith shaped by the story of Jesus Christ. The theological importance of pastoral care is thus made central. This book offers an important manifesto for parish ministry, and the need to hold in balance the practical and the theological. Drawing upon a wide range of case material, David Lyall sets out a theology and practice of pastoral care, affirming the importance of Christian narrative amid the realities of postmodern society.

Ritual and Pastoral Care

Some people push in favor of preserving the integrity of the sacraments and
advocate stricter guidelines for, say, administering infant baptism. Others tend to
give the ones who ask the benefit of the doubt, not wanting to stifle their inchoate
 ...

Ritual and Pastoral Care

Author: Elaine Ramshaw

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451407518

Page: 117

View: 366

Ritual can resonate to human need, and to this end there is much the ritualist can learn from the psychological insights into human development and personality familiar to those in the field of pastoral care.

Working the Angles

Asks clergy to return to the fundamental basics and focus on praying, reading scripture, and giving spiritual direction instead of image, attendance numbers, sociological impact, and economic viability.

Working the Angles

Author: Eugene H. Peterson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802802651

Page: 137

View: 961

Asks clergy to return to the fundamental basics and focus on praying, reading scripture, and giving spiritual direction instead of image, attendance numbers, sociological impact, and economic viability.

Introduction to Pastoral Care

That. Give. Integrity. to. Pastoral. Care. Our theological ground can be used to
formulate a particular style of caring. The derived principles provide a standard
by which care can be designed and evaluated. "Integrity" is a defining criterion for
 ...

Introduction to Pastoral Care

Author: William V. Arnold

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664244002

Page: 221

View: 196

Valuable for both seminarians and practicing clergy, this basic work integrates theology and pastoral care in a practical and useful way. Citing actual experiences, with questions for personal reflection, this much-needed study brings about a new awareness of the ministry of pastoral care.

Pastoral Care in the Small Membership Church

James L. Killen, Jr. is a retired elder of the Texas Conference, contributor to Circuit Rider, and author of Who Do You Say That I Am? A Personal Reader.

Pastoral Care in the Small Membership Church

Author: James L. Killen

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687343267

Page: 103

View: 669

An introduction to pastoral care for pastors of small membership churches. "If you spend your whole life serving small membership churches and doing it well, yours will have been a life well spent." Small membership churches have a real advantage when it comes to incorporating people into a fellowship where they are known and where their needs are met. These churches and their pastors have an opportunity for excellence in this area, and should make the most of it. Good pastoral care can be the key to effectiveness in all of the other ministries of the church.From getting acquainted with your congregation, weddings and funerals, picking up on subtle cues in a conversation to not-so-subtle conflicts, Killen shares insights from years of ministry in a small membership church setting. James L. Killen, Jr. is a retired elder of the Texas Conference, contributor to Circuit Rider, and author of Who Do You Say That I Am? A Personal Reader.

The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care

where pastoral care is the more inclusive activity, is less structured and takes
place in both formal and informal settings while pastoral counselling is more
limited in focus and more structured. Pastoral counselling is considered to be a ...

The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care

Author: Bernadette Flanagan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441182268

Page: 352

View: 939

The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care provides a framework for reflection on pastoral care practice and identifies frontier learning from the new and challenging practical contexts which are important in pastoral care research today. In this collection of essays from leading practitioner-scholars, Bernadette Flanagan and Sharon Thornton set out core principles underpinning professional identity and the practice of pastoral care in rapidly changing social settings. Such pastoral challenges as, developing compassionate and effective companioning to those who have suffered trauma, torture, catastrophic events, social disintegration, the moral wounds of war and cultural dislocation are treated with insight and deep care. The new frontiers of pastoral care in more familiar circumstances such as family, health settings where patients facing life-challenging medical events and multi-cultural communities are also explored. With contributions from Kevin Egan, Michael O'Sullivan SJ, Rita Nakashima Brock and Julia Prinz VDMF, The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care is an essential reference for the theory and practice of pastoral care.

Tend My Flock

Tend My Flock is a companion and guide for ordained and lay ministers seeking to live their pastoral ministry well, amid all the complexities and pressures of contemporary society.

Tend My Flock

Author: Kate Litchfield

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 1853116483

Page: 206

View: 145

Tend My Flock is a companion and guide for ordained and lay ministers seeking to live their pastoral ministry well, amid all the complexities and pressures of contemporary society. Much pastoral care is exercised with integrity and sensitivity and yet there are many potential hazards. "Tend My Flock" addresses issues which often remain unspoken, inviting dialogue, reflection, honest self-examination and the courage to share struggles and dilemmas with colleagues, friends in ministry and family members. It offers practical, tried and tested guidance in key areas including: confidentiality and trust; power, authority and vulnerability; setting and maintaining boundaries; safeguarding health and well-being; maintaining positive personal relationships; and, transition, loss and bereavement.

SCM Studyguide Pastoral Theology

Each chapter includes discussion questions and/or reflective exercises at the end of each chapter together with a short bibliography. Throughout the text, key summaries of learning will be indicated by boxed Practice Points.

SCM Studyguide Pastoral Theology

Author: Margaret Whipp

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334045509

Page: 224

View: 898

The SCM Studyguide Pastoral Theology designed to support undergraduate courses for the training of clergy and lay pastoral workers at an accessible introductory level. The book aims to develop pastoral wisdom and integrity through a critical integration of theology and the human sciences. Introducing key themes in theological anthropology and pastoral practice, it shapes a creative pastoral vision which is deeply rooted in a Christian vision of what it means to be human and what it takes to care. Working with case studies, the book will introduce broad frameworks of understanding of issues such as growth, loss, and sexuality, together with critical perspectives on important aspects of practice such as language, power and boundaries. The book provides an accessible overview of key concepts in pastoral theology, offering key entry points for further discussion and study. Each chapter includes discussion questions and/or reflective exercises at the end of each chapter together with a short bibliography. Throughout the text, key summaries of learning will be indicated by boxed Practice Points.

Just Ministry

At a time when concerns for misconduct, abuse scandals, and liability have brought pastoral ministers under greater scrutiny than ever before and have threatened to undermine their morale, Just Ministry offers a positive perspective on the ...

Just Ministry

Author: Richard M. Gula

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809146314

Page: 271

View: 773

At a time when concerns for misconduct, abuse scandals, and liability have brought pastoral ministers under greater scrutiny than ever before and have threatened to undermine their morale, Just Ministry offers a positive perspective on the vocation of pastoral ministry and wise ethical guidance to foster integrity in ministry.

The Price of Pastoral Care and Dealing with the Vision for the Church

We sum up the price of our pastoral calling with our final point of importance,
integrity. My definition of integrity is "when your life represents God in everything
you do and say." As a pastor, your integrity should never be in question because
of ...

The Price of Pastoral Care and Dealing with the Vision for the Church

Author: Sinclair L. Thorne

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1609574672

Page: 128

View: 124

People from various walks of life will accept the call to pastor a church without any idea about how to be a pastor, the responsibilities of a pastor, and what to do with the vision that God has given them for the church. In his book, the author, who has served as a pastor for over 22 years, provides a Biblical perspective of what the pastor needs to know and the price that must be paid when accepting the call to lead God's people. Several critical areas of pastorship are addressed, including the price of pastoring; the price of pastoring those with whom we disagree, the price of pastoring the brokenhearted; the price of pastoring those who are stumbling blocks and hindrances to the forward moving of the ministry; the privileges and rewards of pastoring; what to do with the vision that God has given for the church; and extending the vision to the community. This is a timely and valuable resource and should be a part of every pastor's and pastoral student's library. Rev. Dr. Sinclair L. Thorne has served as the pastor of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hinesville, Georgia for over 22 years. He is a graduate of ITC Theological Seminary Extension Course, Morehouse School of Religion, and has a Master of Divinity and a Doctorate of Religion in Pastoral Care from the New Life Bible Community School of Ministry and Bible Institute of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He retired from the U.S. Army as First Sergeant of Charlie Company, 24th Support Battalion in 1992, after returning from the Gulf War. He is the former President of the Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County, Dean and Assistant Program Coordinator for the Tattnall Baptist Association, and President of the First District of the Georgia Missionary Baptist Convention.

Pastoral Care And Personal Social Ed

Schools for Communities John MacBeath 11. Policy and Governance John Tomlinson 12. And How Will We Get There From Here? Chris Watkins, Ron Best and Caroline Lodge

Pastoral Care And Personal Social Ed

Author: Ron Best

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144117057X

Page: 338

View: 575

Table of Contents 1. From Here to Integrity Ron Best, Chris Watkins and Caroline Lodge 2. Integrity and Uncertainty - Why Young People Need Doubtful Teachers Guy Claxton 3. The Child Tricia David 4. Curriculum for the Future Ian Barr and Margaret McGhie 5. 'Now just compose yourselves' - Personal Development and Integrity in Changing Times Chris Watkins 6. Stand and Deliver - The Teacher's Integrity? John Sullivan 7. Schools as Places of Learning and Integrity Caroline Lodge 8. Family Relationships, Learning and Teachers - Keeping the Connections Neil Dawson and Brenda McHugh 9. Prospective Institutional Inequities, Interculturalism and Education in Britain Jagdish Gundara 10. Schools for Communities John MacBeath 11. Policy and Governance John Tomlinson 12. And How Will We Get There From Here? Chris Watkins, Ron Best and Caroline Lodge

Pastoral Care and Hermeneutics

If such congruence exists , we would judge the action evidence of pastoral
integrity . The second of these two questions is addressed by looking for a
consistency between the pastor's praxis as reflected in a whole series of pastoral
actions and ...

Pastoral Care and Hermeneutics

Author: Donald Capps

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725231840

Page: 122

View: 859

The basic idea of this book derives from Paul Ricoeur's view that since texts and meaningful human actions are sufficiently similar, methods and theories developed for interpreting texts may also be used for interpreting human actions. Donald Capps applies this view to the broad range of pastoral actions and, in the process, formulates a unique and helpful hermeneutical model of pastoral care. Capps maintains that such a model can be extremely useful for understanding what a particular pastoral action means to those involved in it, and for evaluating its effects on these persons.

Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

One of the most important functions of pastoral theologies formulated within the
Christian tradition is to be faithful to, and truthful about, reality, however difficult
that may ... This kind of witness is essential to the integrity of pastoral theologians.

Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

Author: John Swinton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846422183

Page: 224

View: 154

Written by significant researchers and practitioners within the field, this unique collection of key texts introduces the reader to practical theology. It critically explores the way in which the spiritual dimension of pastoral care has entered into constructive dialogue with other disciplines and ways of thinking, including: psychiatry, psychology, counselling, intercultural studies, educational methodology, narrative theory and political studies. Set within this multidisciplinary context, the individual contributions (a selection of articles from a leading journal of pastoral theology, Contact: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Pastoral Studies) cover a wide range of practical and theological issues that alert the reader to the spiritual dimension of pastoral care, such as bereavement, sexuality, ethics, learning disabilities, infertility, the meaning of pain, sickness and suffering and the nature of theology as a practical discipline. The book is an invaluable resource for practitioners, researchers, students and all who have an interest in the ways in which a spiritual dimension can enhance caring practices within a multidisciplinary context.

A Practical Handbook for Ministry

This helpful new book reflects Oates's wisdom, clinical insight, and exhaustive search for scriptural understanding.

A Practical Handbook for Ministry

Author: Thomas W. Chapman

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664221546

Page: 540

View: 415

For years, the many books of Wayne Oates have served as invaluable field manuals for ministers and seminarians. Here, for the first time in one volume and by a minister who studied with him, are selected chapters from this distinguished author's fundamental works. This helpful new book reflects Oates's wisdom, clinical insight, and exhaustive search for scriptural understanding.

Pastoral Care in the Small Membership Church

Pastoral Care in the Small Membership Church

Author: James L. Killen

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687343267

Page: 103

View: 538

An introduction to pastoral care for pastors of small membership churches. "If you spend your whole life serving small membership churches and doing it well, yours will have been a life well spent." Small membership churches have a real advantage when it comes to incorporating people into a fellowship where they are known and where their needs are met. These churches and their pastors have an opportunity for excellence in this area, and should make the most of it. Good pastoral care can be the key to effectiveness in all of the other ministries of the church.From getting acquainted with your congregation, weddings and funerals, picking up on subtle cues in a conversation to not-so-subtle conflicts, Killen shares insights from years of ministry in a small membership church setting. James L. Killen, Jr. is a retired elder of the Texas Conference, contributor to Circuit Rider, and author of Who Do You Say That I Am? A Personal Reader.

Pastoral Leadership

In regard to a leader's character, personal integrity is the most important part in
relation to the trust of the congregation. ... the news but this is one of many such
incidents and shows that the trust relationship in pastoral care is based on
integrity.

Pastoral Leadership

Author: Won Sang Lee

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877700

Page: 292

View: 206

In ascending to heaven, Jesus Christ gave the church the Great Commission to expand the gospel to all nations. Despite this biblical commission, it is still an unfinished task. As leaders of local churches, pastors play a crucial part in this endeavor. Pastoral leadership principles have varied widely throughout history, yet it is interesting to discover the similarities between pastoral leadership principles practiced by John Chrysostom (AD 347-407) in Antioch and Constantinople, and Won Sang Lee (1937-) in Washington, DC. Despite ministering 1600 years apart, both pastors share the same core values: care for people, Christ-like character, biblical preaching, and world missions. This suggests that continued emphasis on these principles will play a significant role in fulfilling the Great Commission, independent of time and place.

A Study of Pastoral Care of the Elderly in Africa

A pastoral carer whether young or oldneeds to possess the quality of integrity
and befound to be trustworthy. Young persons going onvisits need much ofPaul's
advice to Timothy: “let no man despise thy youth; butbethou an example of ...

A Study of Pastoral Care of the Elderly in Africa

Author: Samuel Ayete-Nyampong (PhD)

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496989104

Page: 296

View: 967

In this book, Rev. Dr. Samuel Ayete–Nyampong has revealed his passion for the good quality of life for the ageing population in Africa and the development of Pastoral Gerontology courses in Theological Institutions across Africa. This book is a resource material for building the capacity of church leaders in the provision of care and support for the ageing population in Africa. All who read this book will find it inspiring, full of deep thoughts, and a challenge to the church and state, thereby provoking sensitivity to the needs of the ageing population in Africa. This book is highly recommended for church leaders, theological students, students of Gerontology and to all who have a passion to promote the quality of life of the ageing population.

The Truth Shall Make You Odd

From a seasoned pastor willing to expose his own struggles with integrity comes a book that provides both scriptural backbone and practical instruction in pastoral truth telling. This book has convicted me, taught me, and encouraged me.

The Truth Shall Make You Odd

Author: Frank G. Honeycutt

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 1441214488

Page: 208

View: 333

In the life of a pastor, it can be tempting to offer half-truths that make everyone happy and the pastor popular. Speaking difficult truths may anger or alienate church members, but authentic pastoral care sometimes requires it. How can those in ministry speak honestly in the inevitable awkward situations they face? Here a wise and witty pastor-storyteller draws on his church life experiences over the past twenty-five years--including sermons, funerals, and board meetings--to offer nitty-gritty guidance on handling the uncomfortable situations that all pastors face. Utilizing humor and encouragement and speaking across denominational lines, Frank Honeycutt examines a variety of biblical contexts where the truth of Jesus is difficult to hear, but direly needed--especially in settings where half-truths are the norm. He shows pastors how to courageously speak the truth no matter the risk or cost.

The Christian Pastor

A standard work in seminaries and a reliable guide for clergy in many denominations for over thirty years, The Christian Pastor has been revised to include up-to-date research on the role of pastors in contemporary life.

The Christian Pastor

Author: Wayne E. Oates

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664243722

Page: 298

View: 339

A standard work in seminaries and a reliable guide for clergy in many denominations for over thirty years, The Christian Pastor has been revised to include up-to-date research on the role of pastors in contemporary life. In examining today's changing ministry, Wayne Oats makes use of recent psychological interpretations, and at the same time preserves the biblical and theological emphases of earlier editions.