Pastoral care



LEQ conference

Part one   (notes)

Part two   (notes)


LEVNT conference

Part one    (notes)

Mark McCrindle's presentation:
Engaging with the emerging generation: strategies to effectively connect and communicate with today's learners
from the 2017 LEA National Ministry Conference.


LEVNT conference PowerPoint


Bishop John Henderson's presentation:

Why worship in a Lutheran school//ECS?

from the 2017 LEA National Ministry Conference.

Caring relationships   

Developing caring relationships in Lutheran education

Notes of the presentations from elective presenters and keynote speakers from In The Mix the August 2015 National School Pastors and Chaplains Conference

Building families

The Family Stories That Bind Us - encouraging the building of strong families

Recognising hurt

A free book to download 'Taking Care of Yourself and Your Family: A Resource for Good Mental Health'

Research about pastoral care in education

Conducted by Edith Cowan University

Creating Safe Places

A research paper in the journal 'Pastoral Care in Education'

Building a pastoral care program

A resource from Catholic Education NSW

Grief and loss

A summary paper with classroom strategies

Youth suicide

Judith Murray's paper is noteworthy

Kevin Treston

Kevin Treston's book 'Choosing Life' is an excellent reflection tool

School chaplaincy by David Pohlmann    

This book provides an introduction to the art of chaplaincy in the school setting. It outlines the origins and nature of chaplaincy, allowing the reader to explore the contexts within which school chaplains find themselves, and helping them to examine the various chaplaincy models and roles that fit those contexts. It also shows how chaplains can approach and respond to the everyday issues encountered in the school setting: program development, ministry teamwork, pastoral care, working with others, events, worship, spiritualty and religious education.