Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

Pastoral Care for Challenging People

How do we approach those other or ourselves deem “difficult?” One of the most challenging aspects of pastoral ministry is dealing with difficult people. These are people who need help but seem to challenge you at every turn as you try to provide that help. How should the church respond and minister in these situations? Everyone has to relate to difficult people—and most of us have been difficult people ourselves at one time or another! Therefore, every Christian should know how the gospel guides us in these relationships. This talk will provide basics on helping others as well as a case-study of a particular situation and pastoral responses.