Articles on "Pastoral Care"
by Dayton A. Williams
Here is a fresh look at Jesus' encounter with the deaf man in Mark 7.
God Cares: Two Stories of Grief
by James Wilson
What one pastor said and did as he stood with persons in a time of intense grief and sadness.
Leave-Taking: A Rite for the Home
by Deborah D. Steed
For our elderly, leaving the family home is one of life’s major transitions. Through a special rite, our author shows us a way to help them say goodbye and look ahead to something new through the resources of the faith.
by Linda Francisco Bets
The life and memory of Rebecca Su gives new depth to this chaplain's prayer, "Thy will be done"
Nurturing Life: the Ministry of Healing in the Congregation
by Kirsten Peachey
Healing plays a great part in the story of Jesus. That story continues today through a variety of congregational models.
Providing a Pastoral, Caring Ministry to People Suffering with Alzheimer's Disease
by Joseph W. Hager
How pastors and the church can care for those with Alzheimer's Disease through its various stages.
Research, Cancer, and God
by Andrew J. Weaver and George F. Handzo
Two chaplains share what current research is discovering about the place of religious faith as cancer patients and their caregivers cope with the disease.
Responding to Anguished Cries
by Robert L. Driesen
Communities of the faithful have always had a tough job: claiming God's presence in the midst of tragedy. In the texts assigned for this Advent, we see that our cries are heard through the advent of God's Son.
When "Baby Blues" Turn Purple
by Everett Nielsen
Serious birth-related problems, such as postpartum depression, continue to arise among new mothers. Here are ways in which leaders can shape a supportive congregational life for families of newborn children.
When Words Aren't Enough
by Jim L. Wilson
When our presence and time are more comforting than words.