Pastoral Program

Christians struggle with the increasingly noticeable inconsistency between preaching the Word of God and truly knowing the Word of God. Part of this struggle is due to the oversight of mainstream theology that does not address the full redemption of the believer on the soul-level in terms of mind, will, and emotions. Although church leaders are offered quality training and education in terms of teaching Scripture and applying some helpful secular principles of leadership regarding decision-making, the emotional aspect of the soul has been a neglected realm of study and application for many Christians, especially for those who face the daily challenges of being in the full-time ministry. Following the Good Shepherd’s Heart is the aim of the Pastoral Ministry Emotional Program of the Center for Emotional and Spiritual Development (CESD), which will address emotional health and its subcomponents where it is applicable in the Christian faith.