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Pastoral Care. AnnualLiving Waters Leaders meeting Wednesday, June 1 st 2011. Pastoral Care. What is involved in pastoral care in LW General principles Practical considerations What are the boundaries and pitfalls. What is involved in pastoral care in LW ?.

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Pastoral care

Pastoral Care

AnnualLiving Waters Leaders meeting

Wednesday, June 1st 2011


Pastoral care1
Pastoral Care

  • What is involved in pastoral care in LW

  • General principles

  • Practical considerations

  • What are the boundaries and pitfalls



What is involved in pastoral care in lw1
What is involved in pastoral care in LW?

In role description for leaders at all levels: “maintain healthy team”


What is involved in pastoral care in lw2
What is involved in pastoral care in LW?

In role description for leaders at all levels: “maintain healthy team”

Pastoral care in LW is about the commitment of the leader towards the team members that he/she is in a good place: spiritually, physically, mentally and relationally.


What is involved in pastoral care in lw3
What is involved in pastoral care in LW?

In role description for leaders at all levels: “maintain healthy team”

Pastoral care in LW is about the commitment of the leader towards the team members that he/she is in a good place: spiritually, physically, mentally and relationally.

It is not about control.

It does not mean that the leader is the pastoral counselor for their team members.


General principles
General principles

An individual team member is responsible to have his/her support system organized and working: - accountability partner - prayer partner(s) - if needed during a period: pastoral or professional counseling


General principles1
General principles

Voluntary disclosure

by the individual team member to the team leader in case of (doubts about) not meeting the leadership requirements.


General principles2
General principles

Role of the leader:

  • Ask: ”is your support system in place?”

  • Advice on possibilities for outside help

  • Be sensitive on what to share in the whole team

  • Decide what team role is appropriate during period of restoration

  • “ discipline”: this is always aimed at personal restoration and restoring the person back to leadership

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Practical considerations1
Practical considerations

Regular contact: alongside the “work relationship”


Practical considerations2
Practical considerations

Regular contact: alongside the “work relationship”

Start of each program: discuss the requirements for leadership; all team members sign this


Practical considerations3
Practical considerations

Regular contact: alongside the “work relationship”

Start of each program: discuss the requirements for leadership; all team members sign this

Once a year a personal encounter, with input from Integrity paper & Questionnaire


Boundaries and pitfalls
Boundariesand pitfalls


Boundaries and pitfalls1
Boundariesand pitfalls

  • Keep people in a place of personal responsibility


Boundaries and pitfalls2
Boundariesand pitfalls

  • Keep people in a place of personal responsibility

  • Support system needs to be outside the team (accountability, prayer, counseling)


Boundaries and pitfalls3
Boundariesand pitfalls

  • Keep people in a place of personal responsibility

  • Support system needs to be outside the team (accountability, prayer, counseling)

  • Co-dependency (too close)


Boundaries and pitfalls4
Boundariesand pitfalls

  • Keep people in a place of personal responsibility

  • Support system needs to be outside the team (accountability, prayer, counseling)

  • Co-dependency (too close)

  • No news is good news; “don’t ask, don’tell” (too loose)


Boundaries and pitfalls5
Boundariesand pitfalls

  • Keep people in a place of personal responsibility

  • Support system needs to be outside the team (accountability, prayer, counseling)

  • Co-dependency (too close)

  • No news is good news; “don’t ask, don’tell” (too loose)

  • Lack of personal chemistry between leader and team member


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