Reaching Out: A Practical Guide to Pastoral Caring

A four session resource to help individuals and Christian communities reflect on the nature of pastoral care and to improve their practice.    Three pieces of drama depict true-to-life scenarios, featuring isolation and loneliness, physical ill-health and mental distress, loss and bereavement.      (Oxford Diocese; DVD included)

Session topics:

  1. Sympathy or empathy?    Who are we as pastoral carers?
  2. What do you want me to do for you?     Visiting a person with many needs
  3. Now is your time of grief:  visiting the recently bereaved
  4. Who do you say that I am?    Exploring mental health issues