The nature of power in Pastoral Ministry
The use of power, and its abuses
In the previous chapter we saw how power has been an integral part of the ministry of the Church since it’s inception, by the example of the power and authority within the ministry of Jesus and by the authority conferred onto the Apostles and subsequent leaders of the Church.
Power, and the authority which often makes that power possible, undergirds the relationship between client and minister in any pastoral encounter. [more]