Jane Rubietta explores the "flip side" of pastoral care--caring for your pastor. She provides everything you need to know to build healthy, caring, mutually sustaining relationships among your church and its leaders.
Ministers and their families can profitably read the book along with lay leaders to become more aware of where they need the help and encouragement of their congregations. Questions at the end of each chapter guide pastoral families in reflecting on their own experiences--both positive and negative--of life in the church.
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About the Author
Based in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago, Jane Rubietta is a popular retreat speaker and the author of Quiet Places, Still Waters and Between Two Gardens (Bethany House), and How to Keep the Pastor You Love, Grace Points and Resting Place (InterVarsity Press). Her website is janerubietta.com.
Table of Contents
1. A New Defination for "Pastoral Care"
2. The Welcome Mat
3. Communication in the Church
4. Beyond the Sunday Sermon
5. Stress & Burnout
6. Single Clergy
7. The Paragon of the Pews (or, How to Really Love Your Pastor's Spouse)
8. Creating a Place for the Children
9. Ministry & Church Accountability
10. Hearth & Home
11. When the Ends Don't Meet
12. Building Better Clergy Compensation
13. Crisis Care
14. Great Goodbyes
Appendix A: How to Pray for Your Pastor
Appendix B: Bible Study on Loving Your Pastor
Appendix C: Sabbaticals & Renewal Leaves
Appendix D: The Pastor's Bottom Line
Appendix E: Evaluating Burnout
Appendix F: Housing Help
Appendix G: So Long, Farewll . . .
Appendix H: Pastoral Care Resources