Fortress Press

A Primer on Pastoral Care

A Primer on Pastoral Care

Jeanne Stevenson Moessner (Author)


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Based on her twenty years of teaching and on her own experience in pastoral care, Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner has written a basic pastoral-care text to assist in the emotional and spiritual preparation of pastoral caregivers.

Stevenson-Moessner sees pastoral care as the interconnection and interplay of love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self. Her brief book engenders confidence and caring in the initiate, and assuages the fear and anxiety that naturally occur when one accompanies people in life-changing pain and travail. Through biblical parables - especially the Good Samaritan and the Good Shepherd - and stories from her own experience, Stevenson-Moessner imparts genuine wisdom and meaningful support to those who courageously dare to offer care-giving ministry in whatever situation or through whatever method or paradigm.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800637606
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 96
  • Publication Date July 19, 2005

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword
  1. The One-Room Schoolhouse
  2. The Grammar of Care: Pointers and Precepts
  3. The Prism of Pastoral Care: Scripture Refracted
  4. The Community as Classroom: Avoiding Compassion Fatigue
  5. The Open Classroom: Places of Care
  6. The Open Classroom: More Places of Care
  7. An Alphabet of Grace


"Beginning caregivers will find here the encouragement they need along with good, practical guidance--often couched in wonderful illustrative short stories--about how to effectively bear Christ into the pain and sorrow of the people to whom they are privileged to minister."
—Henry F. French, retired ELCA pastor