The New Guide to Crisis and Trauma Counseling – Review

Leadership and Ministry

I regularly encounter people experiencing emotional difficulties and who are victims of trauma both in role as a pastor and a chaplain. I’m always looking for good resources. I recently came across The New Guide […]

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What is the Difference Between Pastoral Counselling and Pastoral Care?

Leadership and Ministry

One of the roles of pastors is to be there for people in their congregation when they are going through a hard time. This may be called pastoral counselling or pastoral care. Except, those are […]

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Pastors and Counselling

Counselling

I have heard a number of pastors talk about how much time they spend doing counselling and it is significant. Do you want to know how much counselling I do? None. The reason for this […]

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Should Pastors Be Involved in Pastoral Care?

Leadership and Ministry

I’m increasingly hearing calls for pastors to step back from pastoral care. Experts in church growth are claiming that one of the most important things to do to grow a church is for the pastor […]

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Ministry Reflection Nine

Leadership and Ministry

The reality of ministry is NOT that there are certain emotional and spiritually healthy people who pastor the rest of the people who are a weak and in need.  The reality of ministry is that […]

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