Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project
Abstract: This project is a study on the correlation between preaching and pastoral care. Preaching is an integral part of church ministry. However, pastoral care in the context of preaching has not been seen as an integral aspect of preaching. I believe that incorporating pastoral care in preaching is important. It was so among the Old Testament prophets and in Jesus’ teachings, in Peter’s letters and in Paul’s epistles. A survey was undertaken, primarily to pastors and lay leaders, to assess the correlation between preaching and pastoral care. Thereafter, practical suggestions were proposed to encourage pastors to preach sermons that can bring change and growth in people’s lives.