Ministering with church members involved in the judicial process in district courts of Pennsylvania: a challenge for pastoral involvement

Full Title
Ministering with church members involved in the judicial process in district courts of Pennsylvania: a challenge for pastoral involvement
Author
Francis P Brosius
Abstract
Pastors have not ministered effectively in the district justice courts on behalf of church members involved in the judicial process. The researcher is a district justice and a pastor. He uses his position to extract information from both professions on their perceptions of each others roles. The study is based on the experience of the researcher, instrumentation and a workshop. It shows the need for more pastoral involvement in the courts and shows that both pastors and district justices are open to such ministry. It clarifies the role of the pastor in the court and challenges pastors to become involved in court ministry. The study addresses five concerns of the district justices regarding pastoral involvement in the courts. The results are intended as tools for pastors to use as they become involved in court ministry.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Donald Freeman
Language
English
Date
1987
Number of Pages
150