Preaching as Pastoral Care Utilizing the Tenets of Pastoral Care and Counseling to Influence Sermon Development

Full Title
Preaching as Pastoral Care Utilizing the Tenets of Pastoral Care and Counseling to Influence Sermon Development
Author
James R Johnson
Abstract
This thesis project focuses on preaching as pastoral care and the process of integration. In the Black church context, it is taboo for one to seek counseling outside of the realm of the church. People who face issues such as mental illness and poverty are often stigmatized and labeled. The perpetuation of such stigmas is often introduced and reinforced through the preaching of the gospel. It is the effort of the writer to show through contextual practice how the integration of preaching and pastoral care challenges the church to rethink preaching as a means of healing care.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Gennifer Benjamin Brooks
Language
English
Date
2017
Number of Pages
88