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Leadership Journal
Spiritual Care
The premier practical journal for church leaders devoted an issue to this issue that includes outstanding articles by Eugene Peterson, Gary Preston, and others.
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Building Your Church through Counsel and Care: 30 Strategies to Transform Your Ministry
edited by Marshall Shelley
Practical guidance on counseling, support groups, comforting people in grief, and more. (Bethany House, 1997; ISBN: 1556619669)


Leadership Handbook of Outreach and Care
edited by James D. Berkley
More than 200 articles by church leaders on how to inspire and equip churches for evangelizing people in all walks of life. (Baker, 1994; ISBN 0801090423)


Biblical Counseling for Today
by Jeffrey Watson
From the Swindoll Leadership Library. Watson says Christian counselors need to help others learn three fundamental skills for spiritual and emotional health: how to tell their stories; how to set wise goals; and how to practice change in their lives. (Word, 2000; ISBN 0849913586)


Shepherding the Church
by Joseph M. Stowell
An encouraging book for church leaders, reminding us that Christ equips his shepherds to do the best of things even in the worst of times. Stowell explores issues of character, effective proclamation, spiritual gifts, and Christian growth (Moody, 1997; ISBN: 0802478212).


Encouragement: The Key to Caring
by Larry Crabb & Dan Allender
Suggests ways for lay ministers, small-group leaders, and other ministry leaders to foster spiritual care in the church. (Zondervan, 1990; ISBN 0310225914)


Bold Love
by Dan Allender, et al.
Today's version of love can often be equated with being "nice"-giving in, making compromises, getting along. Allender suggests the biblical concept of love, as modeled by Jesus, looks nothing like a safe version of civility but is an aggressive, passionate and courageous transforming power. (NavPress, 1993; ISBN 0891097031)


Becoming a True Community: A Profound Vision of What the Church Can Be
by Larry Crabb
Imagine a church where people moved beyond smalltalk to really engage in spiritual community. A church where people learned to shepherd each other. This is the picture Crabb paints in this book. (Thomas Nelson, 2007; ISBN 0849918847)


Shepherds After My Own Heart: Pastoral Traditions and Leadership in the Bible
by Timothy Laniak
This academic work looks at cultural and biblical conceptions of the pastor/shepherd. Laniak deals with all of Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, to present a full-orbed view of what this role should look like. (InterVarsity, 2006; ISBN 0830826211)


O Shepherd, Where Art Thou?
by Calvin Miller
This light read uses wit to make the point that a shepherd must be with their sheep. A fun fable that will be enjoyable and challenge you to make people your priority. (Broadman/Holman, 2006; ISBN 0805440984)


Pastoral Theology in the Classical Tradition
by Andrew Purves
Purves seeks to root pastoral work in theology by examining classical pastoral texts. The words of Gregory of Nazianus, John Chrysostom, Gregory the Great, Martin Bucer, and Richard Baxter will invoke meaningful reflection on the role of pastor as shepherd. An important read for any pastor. (Westminster/John Knox, 2001; ISBN 0664222412)


Becoming a True Community: A Profound Vision of What the Church Can Be
by Larry Crabb
Imagine a church where people moved beyond smalltalk to really engage in spiritual community. A church where people learned to shepherd each other. This is the picture Crabb paints in this book. (Thomas Nelson, 2007; ISBN 0849918847)


Shepherds After My Own Heart: Pastoral Traditions and Leadership in the Bible
by Timothy Laniak
This academic work looks at cultural and biblical conceptions of the pastor/shepherd. Laniak deals with all of Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, to present a full-orbed view of what this role should look like. (InterVarsity, 2006; ISBN 0830826211)


O Shepherd, Where Art Thou?
by Calvin Miller
This light read uses wit to make the point that a shepherd must be with their sheep. A fun fable that will be enjoyable and challenge you to make people your priority. (Broadman/Holman, 2006; ISBN 0805440984)


Pastoral Theology in the Classical Tradition
by Andrew Purves
Purves seeks to root pastoral work in theology by examining classical pastoral texts. The words of Gregory of Nazianus, John Chrysostom, Gregory the Great, Martin Bucer, and Richard Baxter will invoke meaningful reflection on the role of pastor as shepherd. An important read for any pastor. (Westminster/John Knox, 2001; ISBN 0664222412)



Topics:Counseling, Crisis, Grief, Healing, Mentoring, Pastoral Care, Shepherding, Spiritual Care
Filters:Church staff, Counseling, Discipleship, Elder, Pastor, Pastoral care, Shepherd, Small groups
Purpose:Ministry
References:Acts 20:28, Ephesians 4:14-16, 1 Peter 5:1-4



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