Write an Essay on the topic: A Philosophy of Ministry (for the Church) that reflects the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as this relates to his Compassionate/Caring Ministry.
*In the essay, give attention to the following:
1. Articulate a simple theology for the Compassionate/Caring Ministry
2.Give examples of the way the Minister might care for the grieving.
3.Give thought to the place of religion in coping with grief and the pain of it.
4.Show how the Christian Story of God’s love can be helpful to the grieving.
NB.MUST USE ALL 3 OF THESE SOURCES
-THE Book, ‘Grief: Contemporary theory and practice of Ministry – By: Professor Melissa M. Kelly’. *This provides some new thinking on the subject.
-THE BOOK: Vital Ministry Issues – Edited by Roy B. Zuck, chapters 1, 2, and 6. *Chapter 2 is especially important for its insights on a Philosophy of Ministry.
-THE BOOK;From Dr. Bryan Stone’s , Compassionate Ministry: Theological Foundations. *This is useful for his thoughts re, a reflective understanding of the relationship between theory (theology) and practice (Ministry).