Contextual Preaching:-Why preaching – Preparing a sermon – Presenting a sermon
Pastoral care and Christian counseling:- Serving in church and society
Pastoral care requires healthy relationship – Pastoral care a holistic caring ministry
Pastoral care under all circumstances – Pastoral care regarding physical needs
Christian counseling:- Counseling is not giving advice – Listening as part of counseling process
Counseling as empowering -What counseling is and is not – The roles of the counselor
Trauma counseling: What trauma does to us Christians: – Respecting traumatized people
Why me? -What is the reason for this? – What have I done to deserve this?
Trauma which invites immediate action: – Domestic violence – Rape – Crime related violence, Loss
Crisis counseling for those who are grieving: – Normal grief
When to mourn and when to finish mourning? – Why me oh God?
Death counseling: The dying person goes through:
Denial stage -Anger – Fear – Bargaining – Resignation/acceptance
Counseling a dying person skills: – Developing a therapeutic relationship with a patient
Listen to the patient’s life story – Developing the patient’s coping skills
Constructing the patient’s support system – Facilitating the integration of faith and suffering
Worship and celebration: – The heartbeat of our spiritual lives
The rainbow kingdom of God -Worship in the African Initiated Churches
Models in worshiping God: – The instructional -The mystery -The sacramental
The proclamation -The process -The therapeutic -The liberation
Bible perspective:-An overview of the Bible (66 books) – The Pentateuch (5) – The former Prophets (6) -The Three Major Prophets (3) – The Twelve Minor Prophets (12) – The Writings-Psalms and Wisdom Literature (5) -The Five Festive Scrolls (5) –The Second History of Israel and Apocalypse of Daniel (3) –The Gospels and Acts (5) -The John’s Writings (4) –The Paul’s Letters (13) –The General Letters (5)
NB Spiritual counseling is free to those who come into our offices, or call us, or email us for this service, is not free if we have to go to the casualty’s premises and churches. Have a local Bible based church, to come to the full knowledge of God, to live and die peacefully!