Pastoral Ministry - Overview

This 6 week track of study serves to introduce ordinands to principles of pastoral care, leadership, and theology that shapes a clear pastoral identity. The pastoral lessons will also include strategies for church growth and church revitalization.

Books to purchase:

Church Revitalization - R Albert Mohler Jr, Editor
http://www.sbts.edu/press/a-guide-to-church-revitalization/
(Free downloadable copy)

Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry - Thomas C Oden
https://www.amazon.com/Pastoral-Theology-Essentials-Thomas-Oden/dp/0060663537

The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction - Eugene H Peterson
https://www.amazon.com/Contemplative-Pastor-Returning-Spiritual-Direction/dp/0802801145


May 3Lesson 1: Church Revitalization

May 17
Lesson 2: Church Renewal 
Chapter 1-11 (A Guide to Church Revitalization)

May 31
Lesson 3 : Becoming a Minister and a Pastoral Office 
Chapters 1,2,3,5 (Pastoral Theology - Oden)

June14
Lesson 4: What Clergy Do and Why
Chapters 7-11 (Pastoral Theology - Oden)

June 28
Lesson 5: Redefinitions
Chapters 1,2,3,4,5 (The Contemplative Pastor - Peterson)

July 12
Lesson 6: Between Sundays
Chapters 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 (The Contemplative Pastor - Peterson)

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