Much of today's pastoral care in non-emergency situations takes place in brief, casual conversations. In The Five-Minute Conversation, Dr. Roy Bell helps pastors, chaplains and counselors see the importance of these encounters and how to hone one's skills to minister more effectively through the art of brief, but effective conversation. Roy Bell is Professor Emeritus of Family Ministries at Regent College and Carey Theological College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has served in a variety of positions, including principal at Carey Hall, pastor at Baptist churches in Vancouver and Calgary, and a Vice-President of the Baptist World Alliance. His other books include Biblical Models of Handling Conflict and Betrayal of Trust: Sexual Misconduct in the Pastorate.