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Are we confused about pastoral care? Part 4

How Does Pastoral Care Happen? The bottom line principal of biblical pastoral care is that it is the ministry of every member of the church, rather than of only a select few within the church. Every Christian is to love one another. Until every member sees this as their responsibility the church will not be… Continue reading Are we confused about pastoral care? Part 4

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Are we confused about pastoral care? Part 2

A Brief Biblical Theology of Pastoral Care Although “pastoral care” is not a phrase that is found in the Bible, the concept behind it surely is. The term “pastoral” comes from the Latin for “shepherd”. In other words, pastoral care is the care given by shepherds to their flock or pastors (elders) to their churches.… Continue reading Are we confused about pastoral care? Part 2

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Can you be a churchless Christian?

No. Let me explain. Normally when you hear this question, the answer goes something like this: "Yes you can be a Christian and not go to church because being a Christian is not about religion but about having a relationship with Jesus. You don't have to earn your relationship with Jesus, he gives it to… Continue reading Can you be a churchless Christian?