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Foundations of Pastoral Care

  • By Bruce L. Petersen
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Most people focus on pastoral ministry--the activities, programs, and outreach connected with the life of the church--when considering the work of a pastor. But one of the most important parts of a minister's job is pastoral care--activities such as compassion, healing, sustaining, guiding, and reconciling people to one another and to God. People today earnestly seek a minister who knows their names and cares about their hurts.

Foundations of Pastoral Care introduces both clergy and laity to the ministry skills and personal qualities needed to provide effective care for people inside and outside the church. With thorough examination, Professor Bruce Petersen traces the historical development of soul care from the primitive church through the centuries to the church of today.

In unit one, he introduces the place of pastoral care in the local church. He emphasizes the unique responsibility of church leaders and pastors to provide spiritual guidance while caring for the physical and emotional needs of their people. In unit two, he examines the pastoral care roles clergy are asked to fill--shepherd, counselor, collaborator, and spiritual leader. In unit three, he addresses the need for a pastoral presence in the life of the church, and in unit four, he concludes with a discussion about the pastor's personal life and the importance of personal spiritual formation.

Foundations of Pastoral Care provides the fundamental elements pastors and church leaders need to care for people in meaningful, personal ways with the love, compassion, and grace Christ showed during His ministry on earth.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780834123052
    • Manufacturer: Beacon Hill Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780834123052
    • Publication Date: 07/01/2007
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Bruce L. Petersen
    • Page Count: 319
    • Width: 6.38 inches
    • Height: 1.07 inches
    • Length: 9.24 inches
    • Weight: 1.45 pounds
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