A Practical Christology for Pastoral Supervision
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This book sets out a Christological framework for developing and delivering pastoral supervision. Pastoral supervision is a key consideration for any denomination, congregation or faith-based organisation, so this is a vital resource for well-being for clergy, chaplains and the wide array of pastoral workers.
Three central Christological themes, the revealing, re-membering and restoring Jesus, provide the theological framework for good supervision practice. The book draws insights from three gospel passages––Luke 24:13–34, Luke 22:39–53 and John 21:1–14––for its Christological themes. The practical Christology for pastoral supervision is deepened and extended through three theologians: Martin Luther (reformed), Emil Brunner (neo-orthodox) and James McClendon (small B baptist).
Professional supervision (coaching, mentoring and spiritual direction) is increasingly sought––even required––by many people in church and faith-based organisations. This book will, therefore, be an excellent resource to theologians interested in supervision, practical theology, and Christology.
Table of Contents
1 Pastoral supervision in the Australian context
2 What is ‘pastoral’ about supervision?
3 Pastoral supervision in a digital age
4 Revealing Jesus: what Scripture brings into the room
5 Revealing Jesus: what theology and practice bring into the room
6 Remembering Jesus: what Scripture brings into the room
7 Remembering Jesus: what theology and practice bring into the room
8 Restoring Jesus: what Scripture brings into the room
9 Restoring Jesus: what theology and practice bring into the room
10 Five challenges for pastoral supervisors in the twenty-first century
Geoff Broughton is Senior Lecturer in Practical Theology, Charles Sturt University. He is also the Principal at Pastoral Supervision Australia and Associate at The Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice (UK). In addition to these roles he is soon to be appointed board member of the Australasian Association of Supervisor.