This valuable resource for Christian ministers and social workers as they extend outreach ministries and collaborate with community organizations combines case studies, theological reflections, reality dialogue questions, personal experiences, and research that broaden readers' understanding of the synergistic relationship that naturally exists between pastoral care ministry and social work practices.
Velmarie L. Albertini is associate professor of social work at Southeastern University in Central Florida. She has served for over fifteen years in state and private universities in administrative roles as Social Work Graduate Program Coordinator and chair of an undergraduate Christian Social Ministry Degree Program. Her areas of research and ministry include the acculturation and adjustment of Caribbean immigrants and church social work. Jonathan Grenz is associate professor in the School of Ministry's Christian Leadership Studies Department at Palm Beach Atlantic University in South Florida. Prior to entering the academy, he ministered for over fifteen years as a pastor in the U.S. and Canada.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Pastoral Care and Social Work Practice: Issues Beyond the Pulpit Chapter 4 Chapter 2: When Homeless People in the Community Come Knocking, Do I Let Them In? Chapter 5 Chapter 3: What If I Catch It? Chapter 6 Chapter 4: I Wasn't Trained for This! Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Healthy Marriage and Family Relationships in Ministry Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Traditional Approaches to Social Ministries Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Towards A Collaborative Model: Pastoral Care and Social Work Chapter 10 Chapter 8: Theological Reflections and Model for Collaboration in Pastoral Care Ministry and Social Work Chapter 11 Chapter 9: Benefits of Collaboration for Other Issues Addressed in Church Settings Chapter 12 Chapter 10: Trends in Pastoral Care and Church Social Work Chapter 13 Chapter 11: Job Ads and Descriptions for Pastors and a Church Social Worker Chapter 14 Chapter 12: Credibility and Integrity in Training and Education Resources Chapter 15 Chapter 13: Ordination, Licensure, Codes of Ethics and Values Chapter 16 Parting Words Chapter 17 Notes Chapter 18 Bibliography Chapter 19 About the Authors