Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Arthur Repp

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

Galatians 5:22; Proverbs 11:14; Mark 2:17;


Young men going into the service of the church only have a vague idea about the role of pastor as counselor. They realize that there is a certain amount of counseling they will be required to do as pastors and yet their seminary education provides them with few structured courses in this area of ministry. The student may suddenly realize that he is not prepared to function as counselor for personal problems and interpersonal relationships. In an effort to help the student prepare for counseling relationships this study will examine and present the most basic resource a pastor-counselor should have; the sort of personality the counselor should develop and the way this personality may appropriate the tools of counseling.

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