ScheibAssociate Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology Karen D. Scheib will present Candler’s next Office Hours practical ministry webinar on Wednesday, March 2 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. The webinar, “Caring for Self and Others through Story,” is based on Scheib’s recently published book, Pastoral Care: Telling the Stories of Our Lives (Abingdon Press, 2016). Register here for the webinar.

According to Scheib, the purpose of pastoral care is to generate stories that promote growth in love of God, self, and others. Both her webinar and book focus on helpful “restorying” practices occurring in congregational contexts. With a grounding in Wesleyan theology, Scheib re-envisions pastoral care as a rhythm of life within the whole church, rather than a sporadic action taken only in moments of crisis. 

Sponsored by Candler’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars are free, one-hour online conversations with Candler faculty members designed to provide new tools for use in your work and ministry. Without leaving their desks, participants view a live presentation, ask questions, and engage in dialogue with faculty members. Access past webinars on our archives page.