the Christian ministry has many emotional hazards. This seminar will
examine these hazards as they pertain to the mental and spiritual
of the minister, attempt to assist the minister in identifying the areas
potential personal weakness and provide resources for dealing with the
that arise in ministry. Attention
will be given to aspects of the minister's personal and family life,
role conflicts, problems of anger, depression, assertiveness,
etc., as well as to techniques for modifying behavior.
What Others Have Thought:
"This course should be required for all pastors. I only wish I had taken it earlier!"
"Encouraged me to become a healthier person and, therefore, a better minister."
students will write a personal response to the issues covered by the
lectures. A critical
self-evaluation written either as an autobiography or with a focus on a
specific personal problem area is recommended.
Sample Readings From This Course May Include:
Anderson, Ray S. Christians Who Counsel: The Vocation of Wholistic Therapy. Pasadena, CA: Fuller Press, 1990.
Cloud, Henry, and John
Townsend. Boundaries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, To Take Control of Your Life. Zondervan,
Hart, Archibald D. Counseling the Depressed. Word Books, 1987.
Lee, Cameron, and Jack
Balswick. Life in a Glass House: The Minister's Family and the Local Congregation. Zondervan,
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