Renewal of Worship is designed for individuals studying for pastoral ministry as well as for the seasoned pastor. It serves as a resource guide to strengthen ministry in pastoral care, worship services, public prayer, music selection, and special servicesareas of Practical Theology. The text is designed to assist the pastor in effectively Caring for the People. The book focuses on two important issues: 1) the relationship between the pastor and his or her flock; and 2), the fundamentals of worship including: Liturgy; Sacraments; Special Services; and the Liturgical Season. Pastoral visitation is essential to ensuring that the service of worship is relevant to the worshipper. Leading the service of worship effectively requires the blending of these two areas. There is also a section dedicated to difficult circumstances, such as suicide and death and children. The information, specific instructions, and "tips" in this book will enable today's pastor to fulfill the calling by avoiding many of the pitfalls that tend to occur "out in the field." The text includes stories and eventssome serious, others lightheartedthat are intended to prepare the pastor for such experiences...for they will come.
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About the Author
Donald W. Howard, Jr., a veteran pastor of 22 years in the Presbyterian Church, now serves as an educator in New York State and as a consultant for New York State Charter School aspirants. Dr. Howard is also Vice President of Global Concepts, Inc., a non-profit educational support company dedicated to providing educational resources to charter and public schools. He holds a D.Min. from McCormick Theology Seminary in Chicago.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Part I: Introduction: Understanding Worship and the Role of Pastoral Care: Worship as Pastoral Care; The Role of the Pastor: Preacher, Priest, or Caregiver?; The Role of the Laity: From Fear to Faith; Getting into the Field: Sower, Cultivator, or Gl Chapter 5 Part II: Liturgy: "The Work of the People"; Introduction to the Sacraments: Signs and Seals of Grace; The Sacrament of Holy Baptism and Rededication of Vows; The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper; An Introduction to the Special Services: Hatched, Match Chapter 6 A Final Word: Pastoral Care Means Meaningful Worship Chapter 7 Resources Consulted and/or Used Chapter 8 Subject Index Chapter 9 Scripture Index