Monday, February 02, 2009

I Need Help Finding A Primer on Pastoral Care for Lay Adults

I'm teaching a lay ministry program in the Spring on pastoral care.
Can you suggest a basic primer on pastoral care for a varied group of adults? Many are educated, as many are high school graduates only. All are active in church.

Thanks, I need suggestions!

St.Casserole

7 comments:

Songbird said...

The UCC has a resource, "Called to Care," that you can download here:
http://www.ucc.org/ministers/pdfs/called-to-care-a-pocket-handbook-for-caregivers.pdf

Songbird said...

Let me make that a link you can click.

Lydia said...

One that I am familar with is A Pastor in Every Pew: Equipping Laity for Pastoral Care by Leroy Howe. It is used in a few CLP programs.

I also have notebook of a program that the church where I did my internship used to train the Session for pastoral care. I would be happy to make a copy for you and send it to you, if you would like.

Grace and peace,

Lydia

1-4 Grace said...

I second the Leroy Howe book. I had to look it up and be sure it was the one I was thinkinng of.

DogBlogger said...

I've used Christian Caregiving: A Way of Life both as a class participant and as a leader (they also sell a leader guide). It's connected to Stephen Ministry.

thankyoudarlin said...

I've used Crisis Ministry by Dan Bagby - Smyth & Helwys publishing, http://www.helwys.com/books/bagby.html. It's a good, easily read book. I trained some laity with it.

St. Casserole said...

Fabulous! Thank you for your suggestions! Lydia, I'd love to hear from you. Songbird, I downloaded a copy of the UCC resource. I'll check out the other two books.

Thanks!