Pastoral Care in Practice

Author: Michael Hopkins

Alumni: Geography, 1998

Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich

For anyone seeking an accessible introduction to Christian pastoral care, this short guide offers a practical introduction to caring for congregations and communities.

It includes:

– A brief exploration of the Biblical and theological background of pastoral care.
– Self-care: assessing your abilities and sources of support.
– Keeping everyone safe: the principles behind all safeguarding policies.
– How best to care for LGBTQI+ and BAME people, and asylum seekers.
– The place of prayer in pastoral care, including pitfalls to be aware of.
– Conducting pastoral visits at home, in a coffee shop or online.
– Caring for families and children. – Caring for sick people.
– Caring in difficult situations.

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