Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Bryan Salminen

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

2 Corinthians 1:3-4; 2 Timothy 2:2,3; 1 John 1:9; 2 Corinthians 12:8,9; Ephesians 5:18-19; Genesis 2:18; James 2:14-17; John 14:1; John 16:33; John 16:7-15; Luke 8:22-25; Mark 4:36-41; Matthew 18:20; Matthew 26:20, 26; Matthew 8:14-16; Matthew 8:23-27; Matthew 9:10, 11; Proverbs 31:5-9; Psalm 68:5;


This project examines the use of pastoral care groups to help members of a congregation to overcome obstacles caused by painful experiences in their lives. In the course of this project the pastor worked with small groups of individuals who share similar painful experiences. The pastor solicited feedback from those individuals and evaluated his ministry to them in these small groups. The pastor supported the work with scripture and used biblical principles to develop the application of pastoral care groups.

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