Last year, I accepted that God was calling me to be a pastor. It was sudden and it was unexpected. Well, at least to me it was. And since then, I’ve been thinking about a lot of things as far as pastoring goes. My recent exploration of church size is one of those things.
But another big topic on my mind is pastoral care. If you don’t know what that means, you’re not alone. I didn’t until about two years ago. And as I prepare to take Introduction to Pastoral Care this semester, I’m willing to bet that even my definition of pastoral care will be refined.
When you think of a pastor, what comes to mind? Preaching. Weddings. Funerals. Hospital Visits. Yes to all of those things. Which of those is considered to be pastoral care? My answer?