“Pastoral Care is bigger than evangelism”


The boys at The Pilgrims Podcast have rocked my world this afternoon.

Their latest episode is the beginning of a 4 or 5 week series on pastoral care. Their guests were Rev Allen Cook and Jan Corbett-Jones. Allen worked in parish ministry for many years, then as a Chaplain at Westmead Hospital and currently serves with the Anglican Retirement Villages.  Jan, a mother and grandmother, now works with Anglicare with pastoral care at the RPA.  Both Allen and Jan teach pastoral care as part of the Diploma course at Moore Theological College.

Seriously this has made me wish I had the chance to re-do about a billion conversations in my life – including some very recent ones.

Allen and Jan talk to Mark and Steve about the difference between Pastoral Care and counselling, why Pastoral Care is so important, what to say and not to say, and Jan tells us why Pastoral Care is bigger than evangelism.

Listen here.

Our mate Alfred on the podcast!

Alfred Olwa is interviewed by Mark and Steve this week.

Its been a pleasure having Alfred around at college. Your guaranteed to have a good laugh if he’s around. Awesome guy!

I was so encouraged to listen to the story of how he became a Christian and about his life in Uganda. Listen to it here.

The Pilgrim’s Podcast

pplogo-150x150Some mates of mine from college, Mark and Steve have their very own weekly podcast!

They gave me some shout outs in this week’s episode so I thought it was only fair (since they asked on air ;) ) that I give them a shout out of my own – Love your work men!

The Pilgrim’s Podcast is some fun banter between Mark and Steve as they interview guests from inside and outside of college and chat about God, SMBC love spot, shnouncements  and various other things. Keep listening to hear my cameo!

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