Posted by: Jack | January 14, 2012

Power in Pastoral Care

Some 40 theologian and pastors from various traditions met together to discuss power. Various participants shared their research and perspective on power. Although the perspectives differed, it was a very fruitful time of sharing research and learning about how power affects our relationships, for good or evil. In fact, it is impossible to live without power, since power enables us to get things done. Yet, very often, Christians experience power as something negative, since we contrast it with humility.

I was reminded of God’s omnipotence, and how He uses it to direct all of history towards its God-given destiny. And how Jesus used his power to give Himself over for our salvation. Power and humility can go hand in hand. This conference was a great encouragement to teach ETF students about leadership and power, to learn how to avoid the abuse of power, and how to use it to serve others.

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