Pastoral care refers to the ministries/services usually performed by a pastor by ordination or vocational calling.
A pastor is to be a shepherd or caretaker of God’s flock. Beyond preparing and delivering a sermon, pastors provide biblical guidance, biblical counseling, visit the sick and injured in hospitals, praying and healing the wounded in the name of Jesus Christ, disciple members of the congregation, and conducting religious rituals for a faith community.
Pastoral Care Services refer to
- Caring for the souls, confession, and salvation by faith,
- Sharing truth and biblical teaching to the community;
- Chaplaincy services in hospitals, and marketplace;
- Visiting the sick, and the wounded in workplaces, schools, families, and prisons;
- Spiritual care and soul care to the needed;
- Consoling the sick and the families;
- Grief counseling with the family members;
- Co-journeying with the individuals; congregations, community during the crisis;
- One-on-One or Group relationship-based Discipleship and Spiritual Direction through groups and Exercises;
- Providing baptism, communion, funeral rituals for believers who do not have a church membership.