The case study method is popular and effective in the pastoral care of individuals. This book outlines a method for using the case study approach on a congregational level, offering guidelines for analyzing and refining such aspects of ministry as worship, preaching, and Christian education.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"Don Capps and Gene Fowler till theological ground for the local congregation and the academy with their 'pastoral care case.' They argue that neither the verbatim nor other forms of case study created for use in clinical or other noncongregational settings fits the congregational context. The case model in their book has its roots 'in the convergence of the healing stories of the villager Jesus and the congregational struggles of the urbanite Paul.' The pastor, seen by Capps and Fowler as local religious author and even more as poet, will delight in this fecund foundation for rethinking and rewriting ministry." -- Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
Donald Capps Gene Fowler
Donald Capps is William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Donald has authored many books, including 'Pastoral Care and Hermeneutics' and 'Life Cycle Theory and Pastoral Care.'
Gene Fowler is pastor of Mayfair Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinoise. He has a Ph.D. in pastoral theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.