In addition to the three times of increased stress that Glasse mentions,
there is at least one more that the Army Chaplaincy (and the Army as a
being considered for and/or being non-select for
In this part, we looked at reasons for, and ways of taking care of yourself.
This, in a sense, becomes a prerequisite for taking care of others.
discussed a rationale and some skills needed for providing ministry to each
other when needed.
The chaplaincy, perhaps more than any other arena of ministry, offers, or at
least should offer you opportunities for growth and counsel. You are your
We will now discuss how to develop a network of pastoral support in order to
provide ministry to others chaplains.
PART C - MINISTRY TO OTHERS BY DEVELOPING A
NETWORK OF PASTORAL SUPPORT
This part of the lesson will serve as the transition from taking care of
yourself, so that you can be better equipped to minister to other chaplains,
to looking at some specific ways to provide ministry to other chaplains.
The focus will be on developing a network of pastoral support.
Developing a Network of Pastoral Support.
As you begin to examine pastoring to your peers, you immediately run into
some basic assumptions. They are:
First: Nearly all pastors have a theology which compels them to reach
out with God's love to those who are struggling. This perspective of
realistic hope is often missing in the behavioral sciences.
pastor is, by definition, someone who tends to and cares for those to
whom he/she is responsible. . .like a shepherd caring for a flock.
The pastoring of peers, therefore, comes from a pastoral heart that
expresses pastoral concern by words and actions.