God's Love in Action: Pastoral Care For Everyone (2016)
Jesus' teachings on the primacy of love make it abundantly clear that caring is not an optional extra for Christians. But it can be hard to know how to care. This helpful book provides a wide range of biblical, practical...
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Jesus' teachings on the primacy of love make it abundantly clear that caring is not an optional extra for Christians. But it can be hard to know how to care. This helpful book provides a wide range of biblical, practical tools for those serious about authentic pastoral care.
'People want to care, but they often don't know how and they are frightened of making things worse. Jill has provided us with an excellent resource that is biblical, readable, practical and tested. Jill lives out in her life what she teaches us in this book. I highly recommend it.' - Revd Jackie Stoneman, Director of Studies, Mary Andrews College. 'A challenge for the Christian church has always been the translating of theology into practice. This book will prove to be a valuable tool for Christians serious about authentic pastoral care. I would commend this book to congregations and individuals who want to see God's love made manifest in this world. This book will lead to people experiencing God's love "with skin on". - Revd Peter Pereira, Chaplaincy Coordinator, Wesley Mission.Sydney.
Jill McGilvray's extensive experience as a Pastoral and Senior's worker at St Matthew's Anglican Church West Pennant Hills for eight years overlapped with her ten years spent as a Bereavement Counsellor at the National Centre for Childhood Grief. Formerly a Children's Bookseller, Jill is married to Ian, and has two adult daughters, Anna and Laura. As well as responding to invitations to speak and teach at churches and conferences, Jill also likes to read, sew, cook and spend time in the garden
- Introduction; How To Use This Book; 1. Why Care? The Biblical Basis For Caring; 2. Caring Is For Everyone; 3. Lay Pastoring: A Model Of Caring; 4. What Kind Of Caring Is Right For Me?; 5. Caring For The Carer; 6. Skills For Caring; 7. Principles Of Caring In Particular Situations; 8. Tools For Caring.