The Bible affirms that all pastoral care derives from God, the one who “tends his flock like a shepherd … gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart” (Isaiah 40:11). Although those in Christian leadership (pastors) bear a particular responsibility to nurture, protect and support those under their care, every Christian can reflect the character of God as they “encourage the fainthearted, help the weak,” (1 Thessalonians 5:14) and seek to lovingly attend to the needs of others.
By drawing upon the gospel of Jesus Christ, we can speak into all life contexts and provide grace and encouragement in trying times.
We believe that pastoral care is a necessary complement, but not a competitor, to the work of mental health professionals. Learn practical ways to better provide compassion and care to others.