Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care embraces a wide range of activity in support of one another in and beyond the Church. It might:

Include

  • listening
  • encouraging
  • practical help
  • prayer

Involve

  • sustaining others through prolonged difficulty
  • offering guidance about other resources and perspectives
  • engaging with the journey of healing and wholeness
  • considering the process of reconciliation with God, self and others

Be offered

  • formally by a pastoral care team or by church leadership
  • informally in everyday relationships
  • by individuals
  • by small groups
  • through a particular ministry
  • through outreach and mission
  • by one church or a group of churches
  • in the church setting
  • in other settings

source - http://www.acc-uk.org/pastoral-care