Pastoral scenarios

Effective ministry happens at grass roots level. Human suffering is real, emotional distress is real, the horrible effects of sin on the whole human race is real – so then must ministry be real! Toler, in Part 4 of his textbook, talks about Leadership: how to recruit leaders, tips for training leaders, and seven teams you need.

Real-to-life case studies will be addressed in this unit of study that give you the opportunity to “test” your own discernment, counsel, and practical insight without fearing of failing in these hypothetical scenarios. The lecture, “Grief Work,” will inform this discussion. Instructor and peer dialogue is a healthy way to examine possible outcomes of these all-too-common types of situations in the local pastorate.

UNIT FIVE RESOURCES
? Textbook: Practical Guide for Pastoral Ministry
? Textbook: The Pentecostal Pastor: A Mandate for the 21st Century
? 5.1a PDF: Grief Work Lecture
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5.1 TEXT/MEDIA: TEXTBOOKS; PDF

INTRODUCTION AND ALIGNMENT
See Unit Five Introduction above.

RESOURCES
? Textbook: Practical Guide for Pastoral Ministry
? Textbook: The Pentecostal Pastor: A Mandate for the 21st Century
? 5.1a PDF: Grief Work Lecture

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read Part 4: Leadership in Practical Guide to Pastoral Ministry
2. Read Unit 6 in The Pentecostal Pastor: A Mandate for the 21st Century.
3. Read the “Grief Work” lecture. Be prepared to comment and discuss in The Apostle Paul Threaded Discussion.
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5.3 THREADED DISCUSSION: TEXT/MEDIA REVIEW

INTRODUCTION AND ALIGNMENT
This discussion allows you to dialogue with your peers about the course material. By sharing your ideas with one another, it will enable you to confirm, reject, or refine your understanding of the material. Since you have already gathered important information from the reading, you should be able to contribute and dialogue fairly easy. Try to develop a “thread” in the discussion where there are several replies to a certain topic or issue.
RESOURCES
? Textbook: Practical Guide for Pastoral Ministry
? Textbook: The Pentecostal Pastor: A Mandate for the 21st Century
? 5.1a PDF: Grief Work Lecture

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
None

INSTRUCTIONS
1.For your initial post, indicate YOUR thoughts and feedback on this Unit’s assigned readings. You should concentrate on only one aspect of the text/media that you thought was interesting and share your thoughts about it.

2. Your initial post in at least 100 words should comment on an idea, event, work, concept, or person found in the text/media. It cannot be the same subject matter as the previous discussion. After reviewing the text/media, what is one thing that you thought to be interesting and why?

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