Attend to Stories: How to Flourish in Ministry

Attend to Stories: How to Flourish in Ministry

by Karen D. Scheib


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Reinvigorate your ministry as you help others. Author Dr. Karen Scheib says that to experience a new sense of freedom in caring for others, we must first help them attend to their story and connect their story with others and God. But to do so effectively, we must be willing to revision our own story, so that we can exemplify Christian happiness and offer others a path toward fulfillment. As Scheib points out, Christian flourishing is less a destination than a journey and rarely a direct route.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945935145
Publisher: United Methodist General Board of Higher
Publication date: 04/12/2018
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 712,859
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Karen D. Scheib is Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. She is active in the Society for Pastoral Theology and has served as co-editor of the Journal of Pastoral Theology.

Table of Contents


1. Story Care: Attending to Stories of Personal and Pastoral Identity

2. Learning to Read Ministry Stories

3. Restorying: Challenging and Revising Unsustainable Narratives

4. A Christian Vision of Flourishing

5. Practices for Flourishing

6. Writing as Spiritual Practice and Story Care

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