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PASTORAL COUNSELING: Skillful Counselors Are a Blessing to Their Churches is an essential guide for pastors who seek to deepen their counseling ministry. Rooted in biblical wisdom and practical application, this comprehensive resource equips church leaders to address a wide range of pastoral challenges with confidence and compassion.


In today's complex world, individuals and families face unprecedented difficulties that require thoughtful and effective counseling. From marital conflicts and family disputes to addiction, depression, and major life transitions, pastors are often the first point of contact for those in need. This book offers practical strategies and scriptural insights to help pastors provide meaningful support and guidance.


Drawing on years of pastoral experience and biblical scholarship, this book covers:


  • The essence of pastoral counseling and its unique role within the church
  • Scriptural approaches to addressing common counseling issues
  • Practical steps for implementing the Strategic Pastoral Counseling Model
  • Specific guidance for premarital and marital counseling
  • Effective methods for supporting families dealing with addiction, grief, and crisis
  • Addressing contemporary issues related to faith, ethics, sexuality, and gender identity


Each chapter delves deeply into a specific topic, offering clear, actionable advice that pastors can apply in their daily ministry. The book emphasizes the importance of creating a supportive church community and fostering spiritual growth among congregants.


Whether you are a seasoned pastor or new to pastoral counseling, PASTORAL COUNSELING: Skillful Counselors Are a Blessing to Their Churches will inspire and equip you to provide the compassionate, biblically grounded counsel that your congregation needs.


Embrace your calling as a pastoral counselor with the tools and wisdom found in this indispensable resource. Bring healing, hope, and transformation to those you serve, and watch as your church community grows stronger and more connected in faith.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (June 27, 2024)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 282 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8329645347
  • Item Weight: ‎ 1.08 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.64 x 9 inches



EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 220+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).

PASTORAL COUNSELING: Skillful Counselors Are a Blessing to Their Churches

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