Lay shepherds who "leaven society with healing, redemptive relationships" play a very important role in the church's pastoral ministry. For laymen beginning this ministry as well as pastors and those who supervise shepherding groups, this manual offers suggestions and training exercises to help the lay shepherd become more sensitive to the special needs of visitation to the sick, infirm, bereaved, and those in need of Christian support during times of crisis. Grantham's suggestions for developing meaningful prayers to meet the needs of each person will be helpful to the new shepherd and offer insights for those more experienced. There is also a section for training helps for orientation programs.
A practical and inspirational guide for the concerned layperson visiting sick, bereaved, aged, or troubled persons. Includes a section of training helps for orientation programs. This book is also great for pastors supervising shepherding groups.