Covenants & Care: Boundaries in Life, Faith, and Ministry
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Covenants & Care: Boundaries in Life, Faith, and Ministry  -     By: G.L. Harbaugh, R.L. Brenneis & R.R. Hutton

Covenants & Care: Boundaries in Life, Faith, and Ministry

Fortress Press / 1998 / Paperback

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Pastors and lay ministers commonly struggle with time management, stress, overextension, loneliness, family and congregational conflicts, spiritual dryness, and loss of motivation. Here, the authors employ the Old Testament concept of covenant, challenging spiritual leaders to commit before God to their own self-care as the key to protecting and enhancing their long-term ministry to others. 159 pages, softcover from Fortress.

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Title: Covenants & Care: Boundaries in Life, Faith, and Ministry
By: G.L. Harbaugh, R.L. Brenneis & R.R. Hutton
Format: Paperback
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 1998
Weight: 9 ounces
ISBN: 0800629884
ISBN-13: 9780800629885
Stock No: WW0629884

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Everyone in-or associated with-pastoral ministry knows of the heavy toll on pastors' personal andprofessional lives. Surveys commonly report time pressures, stress, overextension, loneliness and isolation, marital and family difficulties, spiritual dryness, and feelings of loss of meaning.

Covenants and Care takes these hard realities into account as the authors, a team of experts in ministry and the Bible, offer skills for the long haul. They employ the Old Testament notion of covenant and ask ministers to enter a covenant both for their own self-care and as a key to framing and enlivening their care for others in ministry. True-to-life stories show how biblically-based covenantal relationships with clear boundaries promote healthy relationships, and how they are integral to faithful personal and pastoral care. The authors' sensible yet sensitive approach offers practical help for the minister's self-care while providing tools for meeting such challenges as conflict in the congregation, issues of sexual ethics, questions of power and conscience, and the dynamics of spirituality.

Author Bio

Rebecca Lee Brenneis, AAPC, served the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the ELCA as a pastoral resource person for education on self-care, family systems, and boundary issues.

Gary L. Harbaugh, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Care, Trinity Lutheran Seminary. He served for ten years as a pastoral resource in the Care for the Caregiver ministry of Lutheran Disaster Response. Dr. Harbaugh's books on spirituality and Christian life include God's Gifted People and The Confident Christian, both available from Augsburg Fortress.

Rodney R. Hutton is Professor of Old Testament, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, and author of Charisma and Authority in Israelite Society (Fortress Press, 1994) and co-author of Covenants and Care (Fortress Press, 1998).

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