From Hurt to Healing: Pastoral Care and Counseling (Part 1)
With today’s complex human needs, demands for attentive care — whether physical, spiritual, social, or emotional, present unique opportunities for churches. By combining forces, clergy, pastoral counselors, and treatment professionals can address many of the most critical problems facing people today. Premarital preparation, marital problems, parent-child relations, anxiety, guilt, depression, sexual problems, various addictions, and matters of faith top the list of presenting concerns. Despite an increasing number of mental health delivery systems, most people still look to their pastor as the first source of counseling and soul care.
To assist pastors and those responsible for pastoral care and counseling, the next two issues of Enrichment journal are devoted entirely to helping equip caring professionals bring health and wholeness to individuals and families.
Learn from the expertise of M. Wayne Benson, Richard D. Dobbins, C. Jefferson Hood, Donald A. Lichi, David Mann, Pablo Polischuk, Pierre J. Samaan, Nancy A. Walker, and others.
GARY R. ALLEN
Richard D. Dobbins
Any serious effort to make counseling truly Christian involves a careful look at the way Christ went about His counseling ministry.
Donald A. Lichi
What are the core competencies and qualities of an effective pastoral counselor?
M. Wayne Benson
Counselors and counselees are not always lured into traps by evil intentions. In fact, many times what starts innocently, ends up going awry.
Richard R. Hammar
Any church offering counseling services or is considering doing so needs to consider these important legal and ethical concerns.
Richard L. Dresselhaus
What are road signs along that way that might help the pastor use crisis moments wisely and effectively?
David P. Mann
Since hurting people often call pastors and pastoral counselors to walk the pathway of grief with them, it is important to understand what grief is and how to best minister to those who come for help.
With today’s complex human needs, demands for attentive care — whether physical, spiritual, social, or emotional — present unique opportunities for growing churches.
Kay Stepp with Christina M.H. Powell
As individuals and families are restored to wholeness, South Hills Assembly of God is transforming the culture of the surrounding South Pittsburg area one life at a time.
Nancy A. Walker
How can pastors of smaller churches be better equipped to help people in moments of crisis?
C. Jefferson Hood
Here are four concepts that will help pastors and pastoral counselors understand, in an entirely new way, the problems families experience.
Pierre J. Samaan
Here is how to prepare your church for when disaster strikes.
Walking the Pathway of Grief
From the General Superintendent
George O. Wood
Three essential elements from Jesus’ model of ministry serve as an example of pastoral care.
Edgar R. Lee
A Thirty-Something Minister Looks at Initial Evidence: A Functional Approach to a Sometimes Touchy Subject
Managing the Mayhem of Ministry
Developing High Definition Leaders
Dealing With Doubters: A Series on Defending Your Faith
MINISTRY AND MEDICAL ETHICS
Interpreting Research Results Related to Ministry
Christina M.H. Powell
Q&A For ministry Wives
iUniversity: Empowering Collegians for Christ
Disciple the Faithful – Pastor the Unfaithful
Harvey A. Herman
From the Light Side
SOURDOUGH, AK, Chapter 4
JACK AIKEN AND TORRY “MOOSE” MARTIN
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