This completes lesson two. You should now be able to identify ways to deal
with stress and take care of yourself as a prerequisite for taking care of
others. You should also know how to develop a network of pastoral support
and some tips for pastoring to peers.
you to be more effective in ministering to other chaplains. After reviewing
all the material in this lesson, you should complete the practice exercise
for lesson two.
Answers and feedback for the questions in the practice
exercise will be provided to show you where further study is required.
PEER PASTORING TIPS
Relate informally, showing sincere interest in your peers.
Don't be an elitist.
Don't be exclusive.
Protect confidentiality and privileged communication.
Be timely in your responsiveness.
Be selfless and unconditional in your ministering.
Foster the best aspects of friendship.
What is the problem?
Ineffective style (e.g. leadership, supervision, communication)?
Situational pain (e.g. grief, marital conflict, nonselect for
Behavior/performance (including moral/ethical issues)?
Serious problems (e.g. character disorder, psychosis, drug