Pastoral Care: Compassionate Communication Analysis

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Pastoral care is an art form of ministry, God’s love and care, offered to communities, humanity, as well as one self. This type of ministry takes scripture, theology, and personal experience and graph them together to create a firm foundation in which transforming care can transpire. Throughout the course of pastoral care, author Deborah Hunsinger, Theresa Latini and Margaret Kornfeld have presented some very vital information pertaining to becoming effective in pastoral care. In this paper, I wish to discuss some information from Kornfeld, that has strengthened my listening, interpreting, and leading within God’s mission, as well as engage with Latini and Hunsinger’s presentation of Compassionate Communication, and how this information can …show more content…
This literature is purposed to teach leadership how to develop an environment which will offer a place of trust and communication, in the mist of hurt and anger. As a pastor, OFNR are skills that I am thankful to God for being blessed with the opportunity of learning and practicing in preparation for effective …show more content…
I believe and feel that through practicing OFNR, many relationships and friendships will be salvaged and/or created. In this practice, leadership causes those in disagreement to vocally and fully produce ones observation, feeling, needs and a reachable request that will effective resolve or began to facilitate some sort of resolution to a heated discussion. Thus far in this semester, “foundations in pastoral care” has deeply challenged and transformed how I view pastoral care. With supplying tools such as active listening, purposeful leading, and non-violent communication, I am highly more prepared for pastoral ministry then I ever would be. It is scary to see how much information that many in the African American context is missing out on by opting out of coming to obtain a seminary education. This material will serve as lifesaving information as I prepare to go forth and be an effective teacher and leader of God’s

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