Between mental illness and faith: the commission of pastoral care

Full Title
Between mental illness and faith: the commission of pastoral care
Author
Lawrence Morganfield III
Abstract
This dissertation was researched to discover how churches are meeting the needs of the mentally ill parishioners. It is not yet known how deeply mental illness has affected the church, but its influences are being felt to the point where the church cannot sit by idly and ignore these needs or hope that they will go away. Unfortunately, many church leaders have not incorporated support for the mentally ill in their pastoral care repertoire yet. The goal of this study is to explore aspects of how the church is responding to this need and how it ministers to mentally ill parishioners and then provide recommendations for spiritual care and growth for this growing segment of the church.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
Dissertation
Advisor
Richard Winter
Language
English
Date
2018
Number of Pages
98
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