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Pastoral care is the work of every Christian, not just the clergy. In this comprehensive Christian training manual for church leaders, author Leroy Howe presents a program that will help local church leaders empower and equip their congregations in developing pastoral care ministries. A Pastor in Every Pew will help program participants develop the skills they need to render effective Christian care in a variety of situations while establishing person-to-person care-giving that focuses on:
• Building trust• Effective listening• Dealing with feelings• Prayer• Uses of Scripture
"Clergy or lay leaders who want congregants to help one another more during deeply emotional and trying times will benefit from this book. The training manual in the back is an especially helpful tool." Congregational Resource Guide
Leroy Howe is a former professor of pastoral theology with over forty years in ministry in the United Methodist Church. He has served as a pastor, university chaplain, counselor, and college and seminary professor. In addition to his books and articles, Howe also publishes twice-monthly columns on faith, theology, and everyday living. His eighth book, Explorations in Faith and Belief, is posted for the taking on its own blogsite.
Howe and his wife and best friend, Nancy, have two daughters, Jennifer and Allison, and two grandchildren, Reiss and McKenna. Visit his blog at www.howeabout.com.
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