Tend My Flock

Author: Kate Litchfield
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 9781853116483
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Religion

Tend My Flock is a companion and guide for ordained and lay ministers seeking to live their pastoral ministry well, amid all the complexities and pressures of contemporary society. Much pastoral care is exercised with integrity and sensitivity and yet there are many potential hazards. "Tend My Flock" addresses issues which often remain unspoken, inviting dialogue, reflection, honest self-examination and the courage to share struggles and dilemmas with colleagues, friends in ministry and family members. It offers practical, tried and tested guidance in key areas including: confidentiality and trust; power, authority and vulnerability; setting and maintaining boundaries; safeguarding health and well-being; maintaining positive personal relationships; and, transition, loss and bereavement.

Tend My Flock

Author: Kate Litchfield
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 9781853116483
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Religion

Tend My Flock is a companion and guide for ordained and lay ministers seeking to live their pastoral ministry well, amid all the complexities and pressures of contemporary society. Much pastoral care is exercised with integrity and sensitivity and yet there are many potential hazards. "Tend My Flock" addresses issues which often remain unspoken, inviting dialogue, reflection, honest self-examination and the courage to share struggles and dilemmas with colleagues, friends in ministry and family members. It offers practical, tried and tested guidance in key areas including: confidentiality and trust; power, authority and vulnerability; setting and maintaining boundaries; safeguarding health and well-being; maintaining positive personal relationships; and, transition, loss and bereavement.

Mindful Ministry

Author: Ross Thompson
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 9780334043751
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Religion

Ministry, the authors contend, is a range of energies freely bestowed by the Spirit. Our task is to channel it mindfully and reflectively. Through the use of imaginative exercises based on scripture, focusing exercises directed at practical situations, and theological reflection that is rooted in the authors' own experience of ministry as Anglican priests, the following 'colours' of the ministerial rainbow are explored: - The Apostle: Mindful Representing, the Christlike shape of ministry.- The Holy One: Mindful Praying, the still centre of ministry.- The Pastor: Mindful Serving, the hard-working body of ministry.- The Teacher: Mindful Nurture, the wise soul of ministry- The Leader: Mindful Organising, the overseeing mind of ministry.- The Go-Between: Mindful Collaboration, Conviviality and Communication, the interlinking and encouraging hands of ministry.- The Herald of Good Tidings: Mindful Evangelism, the swift, urgent feet of ministry.- The Liberator: Mindful Subversion, the courageous heart of ministry.

Curacies and How to Survive Them

Author: Matthew Caminer
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 9780281073443
Release Date: 2015-04-16
Genre: Religion

It is common knowledge that many curacies run into difficulties and that this is something people often feel constrained from discussing openly. Curacies and How to Survive Them offers readers the opportunity to listen in on a series of fast-flowing conversations between a psychologist, a theologian and a clergy spouse, which explore frequently occurring dilemmas and challenges. Using fictionalised case studies, collated from the true stories of curates and training incumbents, the book offers principles and strategies for understanding and addressing some common issues. Its emphasis is on the dynami and psychology of the critical relationship between curates and their training incumbents. Attractively styled in a way reminiscent of the highly successful collaborations between John Cleese and Robin Skynner, Families and How to Survive Them and Life and How to Survive It. The conversational tone offers an engaging alternative to academic, theological and ecclesiastical writing. By highlighting issues that are not generally discussed, it will be immensely useful to people who might otherwise feel isolated and helpless.

SCM Studyguide Pastoral Theology

Author: Margaret Whipp
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 9780334045502
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Religion

The SCM Studyguide Pastoral Theology designed to support undergraduate courses for the training of clergy and lay pastoral workers at an accessible introductory level. The book aims to develop pastoral wisdom and integrity through a critical integration of theology and the human sciences. Introducing key themes in theological anthropology and pastoral practice, it shapes a creative pastoral vision which is deeply rooted in a Christian vision of what it means to be human and what it takes to care. Working with case studies, the book will introduce broad frameworks of understanding of issues such as growth, loss, and sexuality, together with critical perspectives on important aspects of practice such as language, power and boundaries. The book provides an accessible overview of key concepts in pastoral theology, offering key entry points for further discussion and study. Each chapter includes discussion questions and/or reflective exercises at the end of each chapter together with a short bibliography. Throughout the text, key summaries of learning will be indicated by boxed Practice Points.

Legal Issues Across Counselling Psychotherapy Settings

Author: Barbara Mitchels
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446254417
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: Psychology

This fourth book in the authoritative BACP Legal Resources for Counsellors & Psychotherapists series provides practical examples and applications of the law as it applies to therapists in the many different contexts of their work. Helping practitioners move between different practice settings, the book explores how the legal framework within which they work varies across contexts. It introduces practitioners to the statutory structure and obligations of different types of counselling and psychotherapy services, setting out implications for practice such as liability and accountability. Work settings covered include: o Private practice o Commercial organisations - Employee Assistance Programmes o Voluntary sector o Government Health settings (NHS): primary and secondary o Private Health settings: primary and secondary o Education / Schools /FE/HE o Social services o Police and Home Office For each setting, the book considers the statutory basis, how the legal framework impacts on services to clients, systemic issues such as bullying or prejudicial discrimination, responsibility for decision making, and the restrictions and empowerment of therapists and clients within the context of that setting. This book is an essential reference for counselling practitioners working across a range of practice settings, including those with portfolio careers. It is also important reading for all those studying counselling, psychotherapy or clinical psychology.

In Living Color

Author: Emmanuel Yartekwei Lartey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843107503
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Religion

Reviews of the first edition:. ' ... a wonderful balance of the major themes, as well as the developing trends, within pastoral theology. - Lee H. Butler, Chicago Theological Seminary. ' ... moves beyond established paradigms of pastoral care as something which is done by ordained, white, middle-class males, and seeks to radically challenge contemporary understandings of what pastoral care is and who should be doing it.'. - Contact: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Pastoral Care. 'His work provides a cognitive framework for engaging persons from a variety of backgrounds in creating community. My s.

Professional Spiritual and Pastoral Care

Author: Teresa E. Snorton
Publisher:
ISBN: 1459679431
Release Date: 2014-05-07
Genre:

The first comprehensive resource for spiritual and pastoral caregivers - a vital resource for clergy, seminarians, chaplains, pastoral counselors and caregivers of all faith traditions.This essential resource integrates the classic foundations of pastoral care with the latest approaches to spiritual care. It is specifically intended for professionals who work or spend time with congregants in acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, rehabilitation centers and long - term care facilities.Offering the latest theological perspectives and tools, along with basic theory and skills from the best pastoral and spiritual care texts, research and concepts, the contributors to this resource are experts in their fields, and include eight current or past presidents of the major chaplaincy organizations.

An Introduction to Pastoral Care

Author: Charles V. Gerkin
Publisher:
ISBN: 0687016746
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Religion

"With generative wisdom, Gerkin moves beyond the predominance of the psychotherapeutic paradigm in pastoral care to a dynamic, interactive process which balances faith, culture, community, and individual well-being. . . . Gerkin's history of pastoral care is skillful. . . . His analysis of the current transitions in the field of care will make this book a classic."--Jeanne Stevenson Moessner, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, and the Georgia Association for Pastoral Care "Out of the abundance of his many years as a pastoral caregiver and theologian, Gerkin introduces readers to the history, theory, and practice of pastoral care. This book represents the best of Protestant liberal pastoral theology and fills a long-standing gap. . . . The narrative-hermeneutical paradigm which Gerkin offers holds and works with many of the complexities of pastoral care in postmodern times."--Carrie Doehring, School of Theology, Boston University "Gerkin's Introduction to Pastoral Care breaks new ground for an introductory text in its emphasis on care as 'the central metaphor of life in the Christian community.' Thus the scope is much larger than the more usual focus only on individual and family needs. He is deeply sensitive to both individual and community dimensions through his quadrilateral nexus of tradition, individuals and family, community, and cultural context."--James N. Lapsley, Princeton Theological Seminary "The formula appears simple: take the very best of pastoral care theory and research of the past, build upon it the best of contemporary literature and practice in the pastoral arts and sciences, season it with rich experiences of a pioneer in the pastoral care, counseling, and education movement, and you have a solid bridge to the 21st century. Gerkin has proven the formula. . . . [Gerkin] articulates a pastoral care for the 21st century."--Orlo C. Strunk, Jr., Pastoral Psychotherapist at The Coastal Samaritan Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

Author: John Swinton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846422188
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Genre: Religion

Written by significant researchers and practitioners within the field, this unique collection of key texts introduces the reader to practical theology. It critically explores the way in which the spiritual dimension of pastoral care has entered into constructive dialogue with other disciplines and ways of thinking, including: psychiatry, psychology, counselling, intercultural studies, educational methodology, narrative theory and political studies. Set within this multidisciplinary context, the individual contributions (a selection of articles from a leading journal of pastoral theology, Contact: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Pastoral Studies) cover a wide range of practical and theological issues that alert the reader to the spiritual dimension of pastoral care, such as bereavement, sexuality, ethics, learning disabilities, infertility, the meaning of pain, sickness and suffering and the nature of theology as a practical discipline. The book is an invaluable resource for practitioners, researchers, students and all who have an interest in the ways in which a spiritual dimension can enhance caring practices within a multidisciplinary context.

Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World

Author: Emmanuel Y. Lartey
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781620329733
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Genre: Religion

Lartey has lived and taught for many years in Africa, Great Britain, and the United States. He shares his intercultural approach to pastoral care, an approach which is vital to the increasingly wide range of both lay and ordained practitioners who work in different settings, whether new to the field or already established.

The Practice of Pastoral Care

Author: Carrie Doehring
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 9780664238407
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Genre: Religion

The Practice of Pastoral Care has become a popular seminary textbook for courses in pastoral care and a manual for clinical pastoral education. In it, Doehring encourages counselors to view their ministry through a trifocal lens that incorporates premodern, modern, and postmodern approaches to religious and psychological knowledge. Doehring describes the basic ingredients of a caregiving relationship, shows how to use the caregiver's life experience as a source of authority, and demonstrates how to develop the skill of listening and establishing the actual relationship. This new edition elaborates on and expands the author's previous work, adding an intercultural perspective that gives more attention to religious pluralism in the pastoral care setting. It offers a road map for using a step-by-step narrative, relational, embodied approach to spiritual care that respects the unique ways people live out their values and beliefs, especially in coping with stress, loss, and violence. Readers will be able to confidently and professionally offer pastoral care and counseling to members of their congregations or other places of ministry.

Integrity of Pastoral Care

Author: David Lyall
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian
ISBN: 0281050260
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Religion

What is distinctively Christian about the pastoral care the Churches offer, and what is the place of care and counselling within the broader context of the work of the Church? This study of pastoral care as the normative pastoral ministry gives a context and perspective to the recent explosion of pastoral counselling. While pastoral care can draw upon the insights of the secular therapies, it is not an inferior form of pastoral counselling. Pastoral care has its own integrity rooted in the life and worship of that community of faith shaped by the story of Jesus Christ. The theological importance of pastoral care is thus made central. This book offers an important manifesto for parish ministry, and the need to hold in balance the practical and the theological. Drawing upon a wide range of case material, David Lyall sets out a theology and practice of pastoral care, affirming the importance of Christian narrative amid the realities of postmodern society.

Personhood and Presence

Author: Ewan Kelly
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780567247575
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Genre: Religion

The greatest asset which people in pastoral care offer in a caring relationship is themselves, or to be more precise, the aspects of self which they have reflected upon. Offering oneself to other people in order to provide companionship along the road of life, especially when the particular stage on the journey is one of anticipated or actual loss, is an act which is both challenging and yet potentially life enhancing for a carer. The purpose of this book is to offer an aid to those who seek to understand themselves better with a view to enhancing the quality of spiritual and pastoral care they offer. Here the reference point for reflexivity is the caring relationship. Yet as we are fundamentally the same beings in personal and professional relationships, readers may also find stimulus to reflect on what they bring to a variety of relationships including that with the Sacred and, indeed, themselves.

The Bible in Pastoral Practice

Author: Paul Ballard
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 080283115X
Release Date: 2006-02
Genre: Religion

The Bible is at the heart of Christian life and witness. Yet the application of the Bible to the practice of Christian faith — to spiritual growth, pastoral discussion, and even preaching — is often too naïve and simplistic. The Bible in Pastoral Practice recovers a critical awareness of the ways in which the Bible is — and might better be — employed in pastoral practice, whether such practice entails visiting those in the hospital, teaching a church education class, or campaigning against world debt. Experts address a fascinating array of topics — from pastoral practice before the Bible to Ignatian spirituality — arranged according to three broad areas of concern: how the Bible has been used by pastors of the past; how contemporary methods of biblical scholarship can be applied to pastoral practice; and how the Bible applies to the Christian life today in such areas as ethics, preaching, and the arts. This invaluable resource will equip scholars, teachers, students, and those in all areas of pastoral work to creatively appropriate the Bible.