Shepherding God’s People 2019
 
Shepherding God’s People 2019
 

This class introduces students to the important task of pastoral care and counseling in the context of the local church. Caring for people is a central part of the role of those who enter the ranks of ordained ministry. Jesus’ words to Peter, “Take care of my sheep” (John 21:16), apply to all who are called to shepherd or pastor.

The class will help students understand and practice the ways of Christian “soul care” in a manner that is comprehensively faithful to the biblical faith and human existence. This “soul care” is not the exclusive responsibility of the ordained clergy, but includes the laity in the ministry of the whole church.
 
September 13 and 14/ September 27 and 28, 2019