Item description for Giving Counsel: A Minister's Guidebook by Donald Capps...
Overview "Giving Counsel: A Minister's Guidebook is conversational, engaging, and accessible. I have no hesitation enthusiastically recommending it to beginning students. Advanced students and experienced ministers may find it useful as a reminder of good practice."
Publishers Description For most ministers, pastoral counseling is a part of daily ministry, whether it is in an office counseling session or in a chance meeting with a parishioner outside the church. Whatever the setting, ministers are often called on to provide counsel and, by virtue of their calling and training, are expected to do so.This how-to guide for seminary students and ministers explores the role of the minister as counselor and provides a method for giving counsel. Renowned pastoral care expert Donald Capps equips readers with basic knowledge and skills and helps them to create a framework to ensure that all conversations where counsel is given will be valuable and not harmful to the person involved. Using a problem-resolving approach, Capps leads readers through -- How to Create a Listening Environment -- How to Construct a Conversation -- How to Think Systemically -- How to Interpret Stories -- How to Manage BoundariesGiving Counsel is the perfect resource for seminary students and ministers of all faiths, whether you are beginning your study or looking for a single resource to serve your ministry.
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Studio: Chalice Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.87 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2001
Publisher Chalice Press
ISBN 082721247X ISBN13 9780827212473
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More About Donald Capps
Donald Capps is Princeton Theological Seminary's William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Theology and an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is the author of numerous books, including Jesus: A Psychological Biography, Fragile Connections, and Giving Counsel from Chalice Press.
Donald Capps currently resides in Princeton, in the state of New Jersey. Donald Capps has an academic affiliation as follows - Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton Theological Seminary, USA Pri.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Giving Counsel: A Minister's Guidebook?
The Best Pastoral Counseling book Feb 20, 2007
This is the best bare bones approach to pastoral counseling on the market. It is straight forward and easy to understand. It is practical and applicable. I must read for all pastors or ministers who even do the tiniest bit of counseling