And the Care of Souls
Evangelism is the heart of pastoral care.
In Evangelism: For the Care of Souls, Sean McGever reminds ministers that announcing—and reannouncing—the good news of Jesus is central to pastoral care. The crucified Jesus has been raised from the dead and is Lord of all. The gospel rightly belongs at the start of a Christian’s life, but its role does not end there. It is the balm and cure of our hearts for all of life. And evangelists must not confuse the messenger with the message. We must all be evangelized and re-evangelized.Learn more
“The role and function of the pastorate involves multiple dimensions of soul-care. One of these facets includes pastors caring for souls through the practice and discipline of evangelism. Sean McGever's Evangelism: For the Care of Souls offers pastors a philosophical framework that is both biblical and practical. I found it helpful and you will, too!”
“Through careful exegesis, insightful reflection, winsome personal stories, and inspiring historical accounts, Sean helps us all to better understand the importance and practice of evangelism for the care of souls. A must-read for anyone involved in ministry.”
For the Care of Souls
Christ comes to, and through, his people.
Tyler C. Arnold argues that pastoral visitation is essential to the pastoral role. In Scripture, God visits his people to show his personal interest and concern. This is seen most clearly in the incarnation. Christ’s ministry is one of presence. But Jesus is not only an example of visitation ministry; he is the embodiment of it. And in visitation, pastors and laypeople continue Jesus’s ministry by bringing Christ to the individual in their very place of need.Learn more
“Tyler Arnold reminds readers that really good parish pastors root their ministry in proximity not platform. They understand the care of souls as up-close work that’s primary, not secondary to their calling.””
“Pastor Arnold wisely demonstrates that visitation is not only needed, it is also thoroughly biblical. The greatest visitation is that of the incarnate Lord himself. A pastor is a visitor. There is no other way to be a curate of souls.”
And the Care of Souls
Jesus Christ is the light that no darkness can overcome.
In Spiritual Warfare, Harold Ristau shows how faithful spiritual warfare isn’t about secret methods and rituals. Rather, for the care of souls, pastors already have all they need in God’s word. The Spirit’s gifts equip Christians for whatever challenges await them in ministry—even fighting against the wiles of the devil. Spiritual Warfare helps pastors inform, prepare, and equip the saints for the battle. The good fight is fought in prayer and worship. As the church preaches the forgiveness of sins, the darkness is pierced with the light of Christ and those in bondage are freed.Learn more
“Drawing on the Scriptures as God’s word, the wisdom of the church, and his own pastoral experience, Ristau equips readers to discern the works of the devil clearly in the church and the world and encourages them to counter his ways confidently with the resources that Christ himself supplies.”
“A tremendous spur to pondering and meditation, confession and thanksgiving, and living our daily lives in simple reliance on the invincible power of God.”