How kirk sessions in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland approach and provide pastoral care for their congregations
The purpose of this study was to understand how Kirk Sessions of in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland provided pastoral care. This study utilized a qualitative design using interviews with elders of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. The literature review focused on four aspects of pastoral care: strategies used by Sessions, personal involvement of elders, elements affecting elders' individual engagement, and assessment by elders of the pastoral care. This study concluded that it is possible to transition from a district visitation strategy to one that includes a more corporate approach.