Pastoral Intern

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My case study situation is about an incident that took place at my Field Site, the Evanston Vineyard Church, which is a non-denominational church. The incident took place almost last year at my Field Site when my close friend and class mate from the seminary asked me to give a ride to a male church attendee from church to his home. For the sake of respect, I will use the titles, BC for my friend, FL for the church attendee and PI for myself, signifying my role as a Pastoral Intern. BC seemed to be unaware of the fact that her request is more of an obligation than a question and that the situation was critical for me to deal with, pastorally, socially, theologically, personally and ethically/culturally. This section will explicate more on the above used terms “pastorally, socially, theologically, personally, and ethically/culturally” involving the biblical and theological themes. Under these headings, I will say more about privacy, fear, decision making, and distinction of power relationship between a mentor and a mentee. Primarily, my first level of approaching the situation was pastoral. I was mindful of my behavior of speaking, deciding and dealing with the situation. Since according to the situation, FL did not share much conversation with me, except for a brief introduction, I was careful to walk boldly using my pastoral authority and stature, and not retrieving my steps using a tip toe standard. My concern was to be polite but dealing with it in the best possible manner. It is crucial for one to understand that Christian leaders need to think, act and
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That could carry an ethical/cultural connotation even if I had accepted BC’s request of giving him a ride. It seemed that she was unaware of her style of thinking as unprofessional and lacking fear of being harmed

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