Pastoral Supervision for Safe Churches

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Abstract

his essay will examine the role of pastoral (professional) supervision in enabling and ensuring the contemporary practice of clergy and church workers is safe. Pastoral supervision is the regular, planned, safe space where
clergy (or, church workers) bring issues related to their ministry practice to
the supervision session with a trained pastoral supervisor. The present article
emerges from consultation across the national Anglican church during 2019
based in recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional
Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It concludes that the properly Christian
way to change the culture of the Church is through a rigorous grounding of
pastoral supervision in the story of Jesus Christ.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Anglican Studies
Publication statusPublished - May 2021

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