Desert Hearts And Healing Fountains

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"The pastoral vocation--listening to the voice that calls and finding your voice to speak to the many and varied circumstances of parish ministry, " Says Hunter, "is to be who you truly are and to live what you truly do with holy conversation." Desert Hearts and Healing Fountains helps pastors to find the vocational refreshment and nourishing sources to understand their pastoral call with a clarity that remains compelling and empowering throughout their ministry.
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Overview

"The pastoral vocation--listening to the voice that calls and finding your voice to speak to the many and varied circumstances of parish ministry, " Says Hunter, "is to be who you truly are and to live what you truly do with holy conversation." Desert Hearts and Healing Fountains helps pastors to find the vocational refreshment and nourishing sources to understand their pastoral call with a clarity that remains compelling and empowering throughout their ministry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827206304
  • Publisher: Christian Board of Publication
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter is Minister of Theology, Preaching and Pastoral Care at Evergreen Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Evergreen, Colorado where he has served for the past 23 years. He is Retreat Director at A Mountain Retreat in Pine, Colorado, a retreat center for the renewal of pastors and churches. He has also served as Adjunct Faculty at Phillips Theological Seminary, teaching in the fields of Pastoral Theology and Ecclesiology.

Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter is Minister of Theology, Preaching and Pastoral Care at Evergreen Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Evergreen, Colorado where he has served for the past 23 years. He is Retreat Director at A Mountain Retreat in Pine, Colorado, a retreat center for the renewal of pastors and churches. He has also served as Adjunct Faculty at Phillips Theological Seminary, teaching in the fields of Pastoral Theology and Ecclesiology.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Pt. 1 Desert Reflections on the Pastoral Vocation
1 Confusions and Current Conditions 3
2 Compasses and the Journey 25
3 Clarity and Ten Theses 35
4 Creativity: Images and Imagination 47
5 Confessions and Theological Foundations 55
6 A Regula Pastorum for Contemporary Pastors 71
Pt. 2 Healing Fountains in the Pastoral Vocation
7 The Pastor under Many and Varied Conditions 79
8 The Pastor and Worship 85
9 The Pastor with the People 103
10 The Pastor and Christian Community 115
11 The Pastor as Leader and Administrator 123
12 The Pastor's Survival Kit 133
13 How Beautiful Are the Feet 147
A Bibliography for Pastors 150
Notes 156
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