Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
This story gave me an idea for my own congregation: distributed pastoral care. He were eager to take on pastoral care responsibilities, but he lacked the experience.
The Ministry of Absence
Why Henri Nouwen warned pastors about becoming "too available."
physical space for God to minister to individuals directly, without the aid of pastoral mediators If someone is in the care of medical professionals, I am rarely necessary, but leaving such a
Hosting John McCain's Memorial Service
Pastor Noe Garcia shares his priorities for the late senator's funeral.
Obviously I will not do that at Senator McCain's memorial service. What have you learned from planning this service about balancing the logistics with pastoral care during a funeral?
The Illusion Of Pastoral Control In A Small Church
If you’re a small church pastor who’s been frustrated with your inability to gain control of the church, stop trying. There's a better way.
Small Church MinistryJuly 04, 2018. The Illusion Of Pastoral Control In A Small Church If you're need willing shepherds and servants who will love the people, feed the flock, care for the
8 Ways You're Appreciated
We asked male leaders why they're thankful for you.
Your wise executive leadership, Christ-centered preaching, courageous pursuit of justice, and loving pastoral care have built our church community.
Pastoring the Victims of #MeToo
Four steps your church can take to minister well
They will need time, empathy, support, and strategic care. As leaders in the church, we should be asking, Is my church ready to provide what these victims need?
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors. It's about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care. Rebecca Meyer and Gerald Hiestand. 0; tweet;
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
language and used it to describe the unique responsibilities pastors embrace in the care of their Augustine who both carried the title “Father.” It is a perspective on pastoral ministry as
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
“Gregory the Great called it the 'art of arts' in his great treatise on pastoral care. He thought the task of guiding souls far more difficult than the tasks performed by a mere medical doctor.”.
Pastoral Training Is Changing
It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore.
Self-care. Marshall Shelley, director of Denver Seminary's Doctor of Ministry program and associate professor of pastoral leadership and ministry, has seen a recent shift in pastoral
Give People Dignity the World Has Taken Away
What an alcoholic pastor taught me about administering the presence of God.
Give People Dignity the World Has Taken Away. What an alcoholic pastor taught me about administering the presence of God. Skye Jethani. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print
8 Guidelines for Ministering to Men
A nuanced alternative to the Billy Graham Rule that views men—and ourselves—first as being in the image of God.
To safeguard marriages and maintain integrity in our pastoral care—or other leadership—women require principles that get at the heart of our relationships preemptively.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
Lately, I've been thinking about emotions and pastoral ministry— particularly, when it comes to qualities like managing self-awareness and developing relational empathy with those I've
My Top 10 Resources on Pastoral Care
A seasoned shepherd selects those most helpful for 'the cure of souls.'
My Top 10 Resources on Pastoral Care. There are fine blogs and websites on pastoral care, but pastoral care is not best taught from resources and classes.
4 Myths about Responding to Spousal Abuse
Despite our good intentions, these misconceptions can turn a bad situation worse.
4 Myths about Responding to Spousal Abuse. Despite our good intentions, these misconceptions can turn a bad situation worse. Bruce Ashford, JD Greear
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
As a pastor, I need, with eyes wide open, to look into my own soul and be honest about that pesky inhospitable spirit that malforms and manipulates pastoral care from a blessed
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Meet with women from across the country for community, encouragement, and discussion.
Sure, I had great support from the other pastoral staff (all male), and I did find a handful of We'll be tackling topics like what self-care looks like when you're in leadership, how to navigate