The Pastor-Evangelist in the Parish

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1990 - Religion - 244 pages
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Accomplished author Richard Stoll Armstrong speaks openly and honestly about how a pastor functions with evangelical sensitivity in the roles of visitor, counselor, teacher, discipler, administrator, and public figure. He describes the specific opportunities for evangelism in each of these functions. Ways are suggested in which pastors can lead conversations and group or class meetings that open up opportunities for discussion of faith questions.

 

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Contents

Preface
9
Introduction
13
The PastorEvangelist as Visitor
19
Pastoral Visitation as Evangelism
21
Planning Home Visits
25
Making Home Visits
34
Hospital Visits
46
Other Kinds of Visits
55
The PastorEvangelist as Teacher
111
The Evangelistic Challenge
113
The Evangelistic Opportunity
118
The Evangelistic Style
127
Evangelism in the Church School
135
Biblical Insights
143
Worship
156
Understanding the Pastors Administrative Role
175

The PastorEvangelist as Counselor
69
Biblical Precedents for Counseling
71
Theology Psychology and Counseling
82
The PastorEvangelist as Counselor
88
The Counselors Evangelistic Opportunities
95
Being a Public Figure
197
Concluding Thoughts
210
Index
235
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About the author (1990)

Richard Stoll Armstrong is the Ralph B. and Helen S. Ashenfelter Professor Emeritus of Ministry and Evangelism at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. Immediately prior to joining the Princeton faculty, Armstrong served as Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the author of several books.

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