Pastoral care that we can all do

Every Christian is called to offer pastoral care where God has placed them because pastoral care is all about sharing the gracious presence of God with another.  However, too often many feel that the church has let them down in this area.  Often it is not that the church does not care, but that it is not been taught to care in a way that addresses the key needs of those seeking our care.  In this one-day seminar, Jeane Finnegan will share the keys to effective pastoral care and some very practical skills and tools that can be easily applied to any ministry and/or life setting. The skills taught in this seminar will not only be useful in the area of pastoral care but also in all other areas of ministry like evangelism and outreach as well as small group leadership.

Details for the event

  • 5th November 2016
  • 9am-5pm
  • Jeane Finnegan
  • $25 includes lunch
  • New Life Presbyterian,107 Wanganeen Avenue, Ngunnawal

Topics covered will include

  • what does effective pastoral care look like and why do we struggle with it
  • what does the Bible teach us about how to offer pastoral care
  • how to have an effective pastoral conversation
  • appropriate boundary setting in pastoral care

Jeane Finnegan

Wesley Centre Chaplain Jeane Finnegan grew up in a church-based family in South Africa, but says it was when she first came to Australia that the Christian faith became real and personal to her. She shares how for years she felt the call to leave her job and study at Bible college, and when she responded to that call it changed the direction of her career. Having worked as an organisational change practitioner in business, Jeane moved into ministry as a chaplain in aged care services for Wesley Mission. Now, as chaplain for the Wesley Centre and Wesley Mission staff, she works with people from all walks of life. In seeking to provide holistic care for people, Jeane speaks about her surroundings.

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  • 9:00am – Arrive and coffee
  • 9:30am – Session 1 – What does the Bible teach us about Effective Pastoral Care?
  • 10:45am – Morning tea
  • 11:30am – Session 2 – How to Have an Effective Pastoral Conversation Part 1
  • 12:45pm – Lunch
  • 1:45pm – Session 3 – How to Have an Effective Pastoral Conversation Part 2
  • 3:00pm – Afternoon tea
  • 3:45pm – Session 4 – The importance of understanding “Loss and Grief” for effective pastoral care