Tag Archives: pastoral care

“Craig, Where is the justice?”

In my travels, I hear terrible stories of abuse. Stories of heartbreak and pain. Stories that make you wonder, just how did those people survive. And indeed, many of them are survivors; though, at times, they feel like they are … Continue reading

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Reflection on the past – pastoral caring for the community. Part 2

Last week I wrote an article of reflection on pastoral care of the community. I shared with a friend who was inspired by it, that I would write a series of posts on that ministry, and how it touched peoples … Continue reading

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Reflection on Micah 6:8

This morning I met with a small group for prayer and devotion, before heading out for the regular Tuesday morning community BBQ. I was given a small book edited by Charles Ringma, called Cry Freedom, with voices from the Third … Continue reading

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Walking on what! Does God really call us to get out of the boat?

I often hear it bandied around in church circles that God wants his people to get out of the boat. The idea behind it,  is that God wants us to get out of our comfort zones and take risks for … Continue reading

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The cave

There are days when we feel like crawling into a cave and not come out. There are days when we feel like curling up into a ball and disengage from the world. – If you feel like this, remember you … Continue reading

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The art of pastoring and pastoral expectations.

Mark Stevens has written a great response to a post that Marc Cortez wrote regarding pastoral expectations from the seminary. It’s an area I have been thinking deeply about for a long time myself. The 7 points Marc posted are … Continue reading

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The Ethos of Pastoral Care.

The main ethos behind ‘pastoral care’ is that those you care for, know that you do care. This knowledge can only come about through the personal relationship of taking the time to know where the other is at. This knowledge … Continue reading

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Pastoral Care Skills.

I was humbled this morning where in the course of the conversation, I was told I had great pastoral care skills. This person wasn’t yanking my chain, nor were they just flattering me; instead they were sharing with me that … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the church : Divorce.

One of the most painful and humiliating experiences that someone can go through would have to be divorce. (note I did say – one of) Michael Jensen and Dave Black have both recently blogged about the issue of divorce. Dave … Continue reading

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The pastor needs to know people.

I was reflecting this morning on my life and work experiences…and according to askville it says that the average person has between 4 – 7 job changes  throughout their lives. And I came to the conclusion that I was far … Continue reading

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