The Skilled Pastor

by Charles W. Taylor     |     Book Summary


Author: Charles W. Taylor
Publisher: Fortress Press
Date: 1991
Pages: 144

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


The ability to counsel others is a commonly overlooked skill in pastoral ministry. Many assume it is a talent reserved for those who counsel professionally, and others assume it requires years of training. In The Skilled Pastor, however, readers are not only reminded of the vital importance of counseling in everyday pastoral care, but also given a simple guide in how even those new to counseling can effectively counsel in a manner that aids in the ongoing spiritual growth of those under their care.

 Using the metanoia model, which is a model for effective communication aimed at helping members navigate through life’s inevitable struggles, readers are given practical guidance to both better listen to members as well as to wisely respond. That wise response, which comes as the result of effectively integrating theology, helping skills, and religious resources, offers members more than simply another sermon. It offers the gift of being understood and genuinely cared for by those whose leadership they are called to affirm.



The Skilled Pastor

by Charles W. Taylor

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Charles W. Taylor
Publisher Fortress Press
Date 1991
Pages 144


Overview:

The ability to counsel others is a commonly overlooked skill in pastoral ministry. Many assume it is a talent reserved for those who counsel professionally, and others assume it requires years of training. In The Skilled Pastor, however, readers are not only reminded of the vital importance of counseling in everyday pastoral care, but also given a simple guide in how even those new to counseling can effectively counsel in a manner that aids in the ongoing spiritual growth of those under their care.

 Using the metanoia model, which is a model for effective communication aimed at helping members navigate through life’s inevitable struggles, readers are given practical guidance to both better listen to members as well as to wisely respond. That wise response, which comes as the result of effectively integrating theology, helping skills, and religious resources, offers members more than simply another sermon. It offers the gift of being understood and genuinely cared for by those whose leadership they are called to affirm.