Explore 12 key elements of pastoral care
Pastoral care is about caring for others and loving people in need, so that they may find, deepen and develop their faith in Jesus.
Drawing on New Testament teaching and the example of Jesus, this resource will help anyone with a heart for pastoral care to discover what it means to care for people within a safe and supportive structure.
It will also help you to:
- Understand what pastoral care means
- Develop wise caring practices and set healthy boundaries
- Consider how to care for yourself while caring for others
- Explore how you can expand care beyond your church
Questions are included to guide you reflect further on how you can strengthen your approach to care.
has 13 years’ experience of teaching courses on pastoral care both at CWR (Farnham, Surrey) and in local churches throughout England. He is the author of Coached by Christ
, A Life to Die For
and The Leadership Road Less Travelled
, and co-author of Unlocking the Bible
. He worked as an editor with Christianity
magazine and hosts the The Leadership File
on Premier Christian Radio