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Caring for People

The Sunday morning service is the pastor's greatest opportunity for real caring.
Richard C. Halverson

Dick Halverson served as pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Washington, D. C., for almost twenty-three years. During that time, he built a ministry of being with people, and spent a large percentage of his breakfasts and lunches meeting with parishioners singly or in small groups.

Then, in 1981, he became chaplain of the United States Senate, where he continues his caring ministry. His activities go far beyond giving the invocation at the opening of sessions of the Senate. He offers counsel and guidance to members of Congress and their families, and countless other people on and off Capitol Hill.

A graduate of Wheaton College and Princeton Theological Seminary, Dick has written several books, been deeply involved in the prayer breakfast movement, and issued a devotional letter for leaders in business and government.

In this interview, he reflects primarily on his years as a pastoral leader ...

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