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Pastoral Care in the Small Membership Church

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An introduction to pastoral care for pastors of small membership churches.
If you spend your whole life serving small membership churches and doing it well, yours will have been a life well spent. Small membership churches have a real advantage when it comes to incorporating people into a fellowship where they are known and where their needs are met. These churches and the
Paperback, 103 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Abingdon Press
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John Lucy
In the United Methodist Church, this book is used as a resource for licensed local pastors. As a resource for licensed pastors, this book is a fantastic start. It's also a fantastic start for introduction to pastoral care classes; or as an extra resource in any pastoral care class. Or, if you are a layperson wanting to know more about pastoral care, this book is a quick little informative read. On the whole, it's a good little book, but it's certainly not a definitive book by any means. Just som ...more
A veteran minister with 45 years in the churches reflects on pastoral care in the small membership church. I found this book to be very helpful - a nice reminder of things we all learn in seminary but need to be reminded of from time to time. I finished the book and felt refreshed.
Will Waller
Honestly I skimmed most of the book because it offers little that hasn't been gleaned from other sources. did learn I should stand at bedsides because it helps the person see. also learned to look for small miracles like death rather than pray for healing.
Michelle Bodle
I throughly disagree with some things in this book but the basic premise is helpful.
Sam Hubbard
Very informative
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