Pastor in Every Pew: Equipping Laity for Pastoral Care

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Pastoral care is the work of every Christian, not just the clergy. In this comprehensive Christian training manual for church leaders, author Leroy Howe presents a program that will help local church leaders empower and equip their congregations in developing pastoral care ministries. A Pastor in Every Pew will help program participants develop the skills they need to render effective Christian care in a variety of situations while establishing person-to-person caregiving that focuses on building trust, effective...
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Overview

Pastoral care is the work of every Christian, not just the clergy. In this comprehensive Christian training manual for church leaders, author Leroy Howe presents a program that will help local church leaders empower and equip their congregations in developing pastoral care ministries. A Pastor in Every Pew will help program participants develop the skills they need to render effective Christian care in a variety of situations while establishing person-to-person caregiving that focuses on building trust, effective listening, dealing with feelings, prayer, and the uses of Scripture. Use of this book with groups will eliminate the need for expensive and time-consuming training programs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817013660
  • Publisher: Judson Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 179
  • Sales rank: 489,145
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xii
1. It's Lonely Out There 1
2. What Caring People Are Like 8
3. The Christian as Shepherd 15
4. The Basics of Shepherding Relationships: Empathy 22
5. The Basics of Shepherding Relationships: Genuineness 29
6. The Basics of Shepherding Relationships: Respect 35
7. The Basics of Shepherding Relationships: Hope 42
8. The Basics of Shepherding Relationships: Affirmation 49
9. Well Begun Is More Than Half Done 56
10. Listen before You Leap, and Then Listen Some More 63
11. Sacred Secrecy: Confidentiality and the Shepherding Relationship 70
12. Responding to Feelings: The Transforming Power of Mirroring 76
13. Advice Giving: The Wisdom of Not Being Wise 83
14. Self-Disclosure: How Much Shall I Tell You about Me? 90
15. Suggesting Tasks: Homework That Helps 97
16. Reframing: A Lot Depends on How You Look at It 104
17. Confrontation: Facing the Truths That Hurt 111
18. Becoming Partners in Prayer 118
19. The Uses and Misuses of the Scriptures in Shepherding 128
20. You Can Do It, and You Don't Have to Do It Alone 138
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