Restoring the Fallen: A Team Approach to Caring, Confronting & Reconciling
InterVarsity Press, Mar 28, 1997 - Religion - 201 pages
When brothers and sisters in Christ fall into sin, how should the church respond? Very often, Christians stumble in their attempt to address this issue. Either they ignore the wrongdoing or they banish the wrongdoer. The authors of this groundbreaking book advocate another way: the spiritual care team. A spiritual care team is a small group of mature Christians who voluntarily commit themselves to support and guide another through the process of repentance and restoration. This community-based and community-oriented approach emphasizes the importance of acknowledging sin, making repentance complete and reestablishing personal spiritual discipline. Restoring the Fallen offers practical guidance on how to form a spiritual care team, as well as how to support the spouse and family of the one working through the process of restoration, how professional helpers and the whole church body might contribute to restoration, and how to provide ongoing care after the main work of the spiritual care team is complete. It is an essential book for pastors, counselors and church leaders.
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Review: Restoring the Fallen: A Team Approach to Caring, Confronting & ReconcilingUser Review - Patrick L. - Christianbook.com
I can speak from personal experience that the Friesen's are the greatest gift to my marriage restored. I am 57 days into a new life with a new wife who has lived in the darkness for the last five ... Read full review
Review: Restoring the Fallen: A Team Approach to Caring, Confronting & ReconcilingUser Review - Barbara - Christianbook.com
Earl Wilson shares, from his own experience, along with his wife and two couples from the restoration team, the value they found in a caring team of Christians supporting Earl and his family. There ... Read full review
The Day the Roof Fell In
Digging Out from the Rubble
Searching for an Escape Finding Hope
The Formation of the Spiritual Care Team
What Is Restoration?
Going Against the Grain
Consent for Surgery
The Role of Professional Helpers
The Churchs Role in Restoration
Restoration the Healing Process
Restored to Full Ministry?
Spiritual Care Teams in Other Churches
Principles Regarding Sexual Addiction
Truth and Consequences
What About the Spouse Family?