Conversation As Ministry

Conversation As Ministry

by Douglas Purnell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0829815783

ISBN-13: 9780829815788

Pub. Date: 10/22/2003

Publisher: The Pilgrim Press

Purnell draws upon his experience as a pastor, counselor, and therapist to give both lay and ordained Christians the resources they need to engage conversation intentionally, deeply, and confidently. In Part One, Purnell shares his reflections on the nature of pastoral conversation, and in Part Two, he presents questions for specific conversations to help people focus…  See more details below

Overview

Purnell draws upon his experience as a pastor, counselor, and therapist to give both lay and ordained Christians the resources they need to engage conversation intentionally, deeply, and confidently. In Part One, Purnell shares his reflections on the nature of pastoral conversation, and in Part Two, he presents questions for specific conversations to help people focus on their intentions while engaging in pastoral conversation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829815788
Publisher:
The Pilgrim Press
Publication date:
10/22/2003
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
730,394
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1Pastoral Conversation1
2Conversation as Care: Sharing What It Is to Be Human6
3What Makes Conversation Pastoral11
4Preparing for the Conversation25
5The Where, When, and Who of Pastoral Conversation37
6Moving into the Conversation44
7The Space of Sacred Conversation69
8The Pastoral Person in the Conversation75
9Concluding the Conversation80
10After the Conversation85
11Preparation and Practice95
12Some General Conversations99
13Conversation about Faith and Life106
14Conversation at the Time of Birth110
15Premarital Conversation117
16Conversation in Situations of Conflict128
17Confession and Forgiveness137
18Conversation in Hospitals and with the Dying139
19Conversation at the Time of Death144
20"Winging It" in Pastoral Conversation151
Bibliography155

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