Tools For Reflective Ministry

Author: Sally Nash
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ISBN: 9780281068531
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In reflective practice we are asked to consider our own experiences and ask 'what went well?', 'what went badly' and 'how might I do better next time?' Tools for Reflective Ministry contains practical exercises and ideas on how to do this theologically and spiritually, putting Christianity at the core of the discipline. Topics covered include: using metaphor in reflection; spiritual practices for reflection; reframing the past, imagining the future, understanding the present; using culture in reflection; reflecting without words; reflecting with nature; reflecting together.

Reimagining Ministry

Author: David Heywood
Editor: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334047765
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This text is a comprehensive introduction to mission and ministry in the contemporary Church which enables students to prepare for ministry in a changing church within a changing world.

Scm Studyguide Theological Reflection

Author: Judith Thompson
Editor: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334056837
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Since it was first published, the SCM Studyguide to Theological Reflection has quickly gained a reputation for being a vital and accessible guide to the subject for all who embark on it for the first time. This studyguide offers newcomers a step by step introduction to understanding what theological reflection is and helps them to explore which of the methods introduced best suits them and their particular situation. It is practical in emphasis, providing students with a wide variety of worked examples and opportunities to carry out their own exercises. This 2nd edition will bring the content up to date, offering a revised and improved bibliography and updated and refreshed examples and exercises, including new sections on scriptural reasoning and contemplative theology.

Reflective Caring

Author: Bob Whorton
Editor: SPCK
ISBN: 0281066094
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Arising from the work of a pastoral team in a hospice, this book is an invitation to reflect on what happens in our innermost being when we listen to another person in need. The lived experience of a hospice chaplain, dialogues with different parts of the self and an imaginative approach to the Bible are at the heart of the writing. Reflective Caring describes the art of 'soul reflection', which is a way of transformation. It is the process of paying attention, without judgement, to our inner reactions, which bubble up from the different selves within us. Through this practice we, and the people we listen to, become more whole.

Developing In Ministry

Author: Neil Evans
Editor: SPCK
ISBN: 0281069514
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This book describes how, in adopting an organic approach to ministry development, it is possible to make a real impact on people's lives and ministries; this approach is based on the organics model proposed by James Hopewell. Backed by thorough research, and wide reading in the literature, this book nevertheless keeps in touch with what is happening in the grassroots and is realistic as well as hopeful, about what can be achieved.

Facilitation Skills For Ministry

Author: Jo Whitehead
Editor: SPCK
ISBN: 028106878X
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This book is designed for those who wish to encourage and empower through their leadership skills. Facilitation is about managing process - drawing people in, enabling them to contribute and holding the boundaries and values of a context to create a safe and productive place. Many ministry training courses do not teach facilitation skills per se and ministers are often left to learn on the job. Some become effective facilitators through reflection on their practice, others develop tacit skills. Many others flounder when it comes to facilitating effectively and participatively. In a culture where ministry roles increasingly involve community involvement and working with congregations who expect to participate in decision making and ministry, this skill set is one that is increasingly needed. This is particularly important in pioneer contexts where a more team-based approach is the norm.

Reflective Practice Groups For Clergy

Author: Peter Madsen Gubi
Editor: University of Chester
ISBN: 1910481351
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This book brings together research into, and experience of, the practicalities, benefits, limitations, and ways of thinking theologically and pedagogically about Reflective Practice Groups for Clergy, and advocates this as providing opportunity for enhancing well-being, theological development, pastoral supervision and spiritual formation in community.

Theological Education

Author: Andrew M. Bain
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532640684
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This volume draws upon historical and theological sources and empirical research to provide a unique and diverse perspective on theological education in the twenty-first century. The volume develops and promulgates the best thinking about theological education by drawing upon the breadth of expertise represented by the faculty of colleges within the Australian College of Theology. This volume not only produces crucial insights for the future of theological education around the world but gives the Australian theological sector a voice to make its own unique contribution to the global dialogue about theological education.

Models For Youth Ministry

Author: Steve Griffiths
Editor: SPCK
ISBN: 0281070520
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This book explores models for youth ministry from the life and ministry of Christ. This area of study has become fossilised because youth workers rely too heavily on the notion of 'incarnational' or 'relational' youth ministry. This leads them to believe that they must spend huge amounts of time with young people in order to 'earn the right' to share the gospel with them. The author argues that this foundation for youth ministry is inadequate and impractical and that it is not how Jesus himself operated. He proposes a broader Christology as a foundation for youth ministry today. Each chapter includes study questions for individuals or groups.

Theological Reflection For Human Flourishing

Author: Cameron Helen
Editor: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334048869
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Practical theology and theological reflection are growing areas of theological studies. This book aims to create a bridge between pastoral practice and public theology.

Handbook Of Christian Ministry

Author: JOHN PRITCHARD
Editor: SPCK
ISBN: 0281084408
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We’re all called to ministry. There are many situations we find ourselves in as Christians that are difficult to handle. This warm, compassionate handbook offers an easy-to-navigate source of advice on how to respond to the needs of others. It draws on the extensive experience of a much loved bishop, whose companion volume, The Life and Work of a Priest, has become a classic. 'With his usual wisdom and good humour, John Pritchard writes for anyone and everyone curious about the varied work of ministry. This book will refresh and illuminate your perspective on what it means to participate in the growing of God’s Kingdom.' Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon Praise for John Pritchard: Rowan Williams on God Lost and Found: ‘Unusually honest . . . superbly well focused.’ Justin Welby on Living Faithfully: ‘A very good book by an exceptional leader . . . takes one back to the face of Christ and the realities of Christian discipleship.’

Christian Youth Work In Theory And Practice

Author: Sally Nash
Editor: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334052122
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Churches today face unique challenges as they seek to help young people engage with the Christian faith and youth workers, whether employed or volunteer, play a key role in supporting this process. This book provides a comprehensive overview of Christian youth work, drawing together practice, theory and theology in a format which is both engaging and informative.

Being A Chaplain

Author: Miranda Threlfall-Holmes
Editor: SPCK
ISBN: 0281066590
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This book combines theological reflection on key issues in chaplaincy with a collection of stories from those engaged in chaplaincy in a wide variety of contexts. The essays cover issues, skills and tensions - discussing what chaplaincy is and how to do it.

Transforming Preaching

Author: David Heywood
Editor: SPCK
ISBN: 0281070555
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Rooted in a clear understanding of the indispensable authority of God's word, Transforming Preaching provides a wealth of practical wisdom and advice for anyone approaching the task of preaching for the first time. It also serves as a useful refresher for all who want to increase the effectiveness of their preaching ministry. Basing his advice on the latest research into the way people listen, learn and grow in the Christian life, David Heywood looks at ways of constructing and delivering successful sermons, while also providing a stimulating guide to the principles and benefits of interactive preaching.

How To Make Great Appointments In The Church

Author: Claire Pedrick
Editor: SPCK
ISBN: 0281066957
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The book is designed to provide practical help to those involved in filling a vacancy, showing how to make it a good process and end with a good appointment. At the same time, it is useful to clergy seeking appointments, and senior clergy actually making the appointments.

Finding Your Leadership Style

Author: Keith Lamdin
Editor: SPCK
ISBN: 0281067961
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This book will be attractive to all ministers who are seeking to understand how leadership works and why it can be so difficult. It would be useful as a study book for lay ministers as well and for all o take up a leadership role in local churches. It could also be attractive to lay people who as disciples seek to lead in their places of work with Christian values and behaviours.

Practical Theology In Progress

Author: Nigel Rooms
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429789262
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Practical Theology has emerged as an important discipline in recent decades, making a major contribution both in the academy and amongst reflective practitioners on the ground. The Journal Practical Theology celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2018 and this book presents ten journal articles chosen from over 180 that were published in that period. Reflecting on the progress the discipline has made and indicating some future directions in the field, the book is a ‘showcase’ of examples of good practical theology utilising a wide range of methodologies and written by an interesting cross-section of authors from a variety of backgrounds. This is a book which answers the question ‘what is practical theology?’ with real live examples that are accessible, readable and engaging.

Poetry Practical Theology And Reflective Practice

Author: Mark Pryce
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317076621
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This groundbreaking study offers an innovative critical analysis of poetry as a resource for reflective practice in the context of continuing professional development. In the contemporary drive in all professions for greater rigour in education, training, and development, little attention is paid to the inner shape of learning and meaning-making for individuals and groups, especially ways in which individuals are formed for the task of their work. Building on empirical research into the author’s professional practice, the book takes the use of poetry in clergy continuing ministerial development as a case-study to examine the value of poetry in professional learning. Setting out the advantages and limitations of poetry as a stimulant for imaginative, critical reflexivity, and formation within professional reflective practice, the study develops a practical model for group reflection around poetry, distilling pedagogical approaches for working effectively with poetry in continuing professional development. Drawing together a number of strands of thinking about poetry, Practical Theology, and reflective practice into a tightly argued study, the book is an important methodological resource. It makes available a range of primary and secondary sources, offering researchers into professional practice a model of ethnographic research in Practical Theology which embraces innovative methods for reflexivity and theological reflection, including the value of auto-ethnographic poetry.

Supporting Dying Children And Their Families

Author: Paul Nash
Editor: SPCK
ISBN: 0281065969
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This practical guide offers invaluable and sensitive advice for all who work alongside terminally ill children, their families and families who have been bereaved. Paul Nash helpfully describes the different types of care that are needed depending on the age of the child - from baby to teenager - and on the particular needs of the child's family. He also provides resources to help with remembering and celebrating the life of a child, including rituals that can be used in preparation for death, at the time of death and at funeral or memorial services.

A Practical Christology For Pastoral Supervision

Author: Geoff Broughton
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000367622
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This book sets out a Christological framework for developing and delivering pastoral supervision. Pastoral supervision is a key consideration for any denomination, congregation, or faith-based organisation, so this is a vital resource for well-being for clergy, chaplains, and a wide array of pastoral workers. Three central Christological themes, the revealing, re-membering, and restoring Jesus, provide the theological framework for good supervision practice. The book draws insights from three gospel passages––Luke 24:13–34, Luke 22:39–53 and John 21:1–14––for its Christological themes. The practical Christology for pastoral supervision is deepened and extended through three theologians: Martin Luther (reformed), Emil Brunner (neo-orthodox), and James McClendon (small B baptist). Professional supervision (coaching, mentoring, and spiritual direction) is increasingly sought––even required––by many people in church and faith-based organisations. This book will, therefore, be an excellent resource to theologians interested in supervision, practical theology, and Christology.