A comprehensive, biblical guide for all those involved in pastoral ministry. The first part of this book examines the call, lifestyle and responsibilities of a minister in the light of biblical teaching. The second deals with counselling of various kinds and in the context of bereavement, marital difficulties, unemployment and disruptive children. Personal difficulties such as low self-esteem are also covered. Taken together, the two parts deal with pastoral care as a whole. The light they throw on the role of a minister will be helpful both to ministers and to those who feel called to the ministry. In addition, they will help church members to find a role and come to terms with the pressures and difficulties in being a Christian today.