Author(s): Jill McGilvray
Jesus said, 'A new commandment I give to you: that you love one another as I have loved you' (John 13:34). He could hardly have put it more plainly. Caring is not an optional extra for Christians.This book is suitable for every Christian to read, not just those involved in pastoral care. It clearly sets out guidelines for starting and maintaining a pastoral care ministry and covers topics such as grief, depression, dementia, sexual abuse, and a plethora of other relationship issues. Included is a handy guide for further reading on each topic, and a list of helpful local phone numbers for support services within Australia.
Jill McGilvray's extensive experience as a Pastoral and Senior's worker at St Matthew's Anglican Church West Pennant Hills for eight years overlapped with her ten years spent as a Bereavement Counsellor at the National Centre for Childhood Grief. Formerly a Children's Bookseller, Jill is married to Ian, and has two adult daughters, Anna and Laura. As well as responding to invitations to speak and teach at churches and conferences, Jill also likes to read, sew, cook and spend time in the garden.