Pastoral Care (Cure of Souls)
The term pastoral care comes from latin cura animarum and from the activity itself. This ministry reflects Jesus' pastoral attributes in practical service to the world (neighbors). It is based on texts such as Matthew 22:37-40 or Matthew 25:35-40. Its primary goal is ministry towards Christians to live joyfully in the growth of faith and discipleship of Jesus Christ for the entire life in the corpus of the church.
|παρακαλέω||entreat, exhort, comfort|
|μεριμνάω||care for; have anxiety|
|ποιμήν, ένος, ὁ||a shepherd|
|καταρτίζω||restore, put in order; prepare, make, create|
|βόσκω||graze; tend, herd|
|προΐστημι||lead, manage; rule, direct|