The pastoral caregiver shares and focuses others on God’s loving presence, as an extension of the ministry of Christ.
Pastoral Care Integrates 4 Functions:
- Helping to restore others from a state of brokenness to a state of wholeness and a deepening spiritual awareness
- Nurturing and supporting others, helping to sustain them and encourage them
- Helping those who are hurting to see new truths and gain new perspectives, by offering them a concerned and interested listening ear
- Assisting those who are suffering in developing a deeper relationship with God, their neighbors, and with themselves