The Relationship Between Corporate Worship and Pastoral Care

My colleague at the church I serve has always described pastoral counseling as an extension of pulpit ministry. I think that is a very helpful and important description. But in reading through William H. Willimon's Worship as Pastoral Care (Abingdon Press, 1979), I've seen that the language can be broadened further. While taking care to not lose… Continue reading The Relationship Between Corporate Worship and Pastoral Care

Struggling with our past …

Perhaps this is a bit of a truism, but pastoral counseling exists because of problems in the past.  Perhaps it was a marriage argument from the past (last week, last night, 2 hours prior).  Perhaps it was a rebellious behavior from the past, the result of which is chaos and pain.  Perhaps it was abuse… Continue reading Struggling with our past …