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by James D Glasse

  • Author: James D Glasse
  • ISBN: 068734932X
  • ISBN13: 978-0687349326
  • ePub: 1520 kb | FB2: 1349 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press; Underlining/Highlighting edition (1972)
  • Pages: 159
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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Putting it together in the parish (Currie lectures) ePub download

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There a a few books in the field of "Pastoral Theology" that maintain their relevance over the decades and Jim Glass' book is absolutely one of them. Jim was for many years the Dean of Lancaster Seminary and he fortunately never forgot the lessons he learned while he himself was a parish minister.
I am now retired from parish minstry, but I cannot think of any single book that was more influential on how I "did" ministry. In do no recall the language he used, but one thing Jim spoke about, as an example, was need to "pay the rent." Every parish, like every person, has a unique set of what I call "signs of caring." For example, the first time my (German) wife got sick after we were married, I made her some toasted white bread, put cinnamon sugar on it, cut off the crusts and sliced it in four rectangular pieces. But when I took it to her, she said, "What the heck is that?? You cut off the best part!" I was crushed because I thought I was doing something extra special to make her feel better -- why? -- because my mother did that for me when I was a child. But she was a refugee after WWII and you did not waste anything! Also, I learned that when she is sick, a cup of freshly brewed chamomile tea would do more than anything else. It still works. Chamomile is THE German cure-all for just about anything.
In the parish, Jim says that one of the most immediate challenges is to learn what your parish regards as "signs of caring." You can do all kinds of thing that YOU think are signs of caring, but they may never "take." He gives as one example a rural parish he served. Fairly fresh from seminary, he was used to staying up late at night and getting up late. But he was astute enough to find out what the patterns were in that place. There was one central post office and a large number of his parish' people gathered there every morning to pick up their mail at about 7:30 A.M. He could not recall having gotten up that early, but he decided he needed to learn. So he would get up, drink a quick cup of coffee, show up at the Post Office to chat with his people, listen to their problems and joys, and then go back to his home and sleep for a few hours more. The people were immediately convinced that he was a hard working, caring pastor. He called this a part of "paying the rent." There are a certain number of things which belong to the core expectations of any given parish, which "say" their pastor cares. After that you can do just about anything and people are OK with it.
In one parish I served, for example, the search committee made it clear to me that they and others in the congregation did NOT want the minister to call on them unless invited. "Cold calling" was experienced as "insensitive." On the other hand, from about 10-12 in the morning, people would drop into the church office and expect that the pastor would be out in the outer office ready to greet and listen to them. Once I learned that, it gave me an amazing leeway on the use of my time otherwise.
This is juat one example of the very practical kind of "stuff" that Jim packed into this wonderful little book. If you can get a copy, do so. You will be doing yourself and the people of your church a favor!!!!
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