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Summer 2010

Current Theme

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.

 

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Theme Articles

INTRODUCTION

GARY R. ALLEN

Making Christian Counseling Christ-Centered: The Role of the Holy Spirit in Pastoral Counseling

Richard D. Dobbins

Any serious effort to make counseling truly Christian involves a careful look at the way Christ went about His counseling ministry.

The Competent Christian Counselor

Donald A. Lichi

What are the core competencies and qualities of an effective pastoral counselor?

Navigating Pastoral Counseling Pitfalls

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.

The Counselor and Law: A Guide to Legal and Ethical Practice

Richard R. Hammar

Any church offering counseling services or is considering doing so needs to consider these important legal and ethical concerns.

Moments That Demand a Pulpit Response: Preaching in Times of Crisis

Richard L. Dresselhaus

What are road signs along that way that might help the pastor use crisis moments wisely and effectively?

Understanding and Surviving Grief

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.

The Caring Church: Training Laity for Pastoral Care and Counseling

Pablo Polischuk

With today’s complex human needs, demands for attentive care — whether physical, spiritual, social, or emotional — present unique opportunities for growing churches.

Bringing Healing to the Community: A Church Gives Birth to a Counseling Center

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.

A Pastor’s Guide to Crisis Management in the Rural or Smaller Church

Nancy A. Walker

How can pastors of smaller churches be better equipped to help people in moments of crisis?

All in the Family: Understanding Family Processes, Part 1

C. Jefferson Hood

Here are four concepts that will help pastors and pastoral counselors understand, in an entirely new way, the problems families experience.

When Disaster Strikes — An Action Plan To Prepare Your Church

Pierre J. Samaan

Here is how to prepare your church for when disaster strikes.

IN CLOSING:

Walking the Pathway of Grief

Rick Knoth

From the General Superintendent

Jesus — Our Model for Ministry

George O. Wood

Three essential elements from Jesus’ model of ministry serve as an example of pastoral care.

 

Column Articles

THEOLOGICAL ENRICHMENT

Baptism in the Holy Spirit — A Doctrinal Formulation

Edgar R. Lee

A Thirty-Something Minister Looks at Initial Evidence: A Functional Approach to a Sometimes Touchy Subject

Tim Enloe

Managing the Mayhem of Ministry

Holy Hostage-Taking

Cal LeMon

Developing High Definition Leaders

Developing the Heart of Your Team

Glenn Reynolds

Dealing With Doubters: A Series on Defending Your Faith

Who Are You To Impose Your Morality on Others?

Paul Copan

MINISTRY AND MEDICAL ETHICS

Interpreting Research Results Related to Ministry

Christina M.H. Powell

Q&A For ministry Wives

Ministers’ Wives and Infidelity

Gabriele RIENAS

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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