The C.W. and Gloria Brister Lectures in Pastoral Care
Featuring Dr. Will Willimon from Duke Divinity School
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Logsdon Seminary at Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio
Dr. Will Willimon is a bishop in the United Methodist Church, Professor Willimon served as the dean of Duke Chapel and professor of Christian ministry at Duke University for 20 years. He returned to Duke after serving as the bishop of the North Alabama Conference from 2004 to 2012. Dr. Willimon is the author of 70 books. His book, Worship as Pastoral Care, was selected as one of the 10 most useful books for pastors in 1979 by the Academy of Parish Clergy.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
10:00 a.m. “Why and How Do Christians Care?”
12:00-1:00 p.m Lunch with Dr. Will Willimon
Large Dining Room
For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 325-671-2194.
1:30 p.m. “Why Pastoral Care Must Be More Than Pastoral”
About the Brister Lectures
Through the support and gifts of the Brister family and many friends, the C.W. and Gloria Brister Lectures in Pastoral Care were created to honor the worldwide ministries and lifelong contributions of the late C.W. Brister, distinguished pastoral theologian, and his wife, Gloria. For over a half century, their lives impacted the larger enterprise of the Kingdom of God through the church, theological education, and missions.
C.W. and Gloria’s life-long passion to the cause of world missions and their deep commitment to the work of the Baptist World Alliance globalized the influence of their lives. People who have benefited from the devoted efforts of C.W. and Gloria reach into every corner of the world. The Bristers travelled to more than eighty countries all over the world. C. W. lectured at five international theological institutions, served as chair for the BWA Commission on Church Leadership, and served until his death in 2008 on the Christian Ethics Commission of the BWA. He authored or co-authored more than ten books, including his influential and widely used volume Pastoral Care in the Church. He was included in a number of Who’s Who and was a founding member of the Society of Pastoral Theology.
A critical need remains to nurture pastors as shepherds who can reflect theologically on the crucial issues of life and lead caring, healthy congregations to embrace the mission of the church. C.W. Brister forged a distinctive legacy of pastoral ministry studies that remain vital for today’s ministers. His definition of pastoral care rings true: “Pastoral care is the mutual concern of Christians for each other and for those in the world for whom Christ died.”
The “C.W. and Gloria Brister Lectures in Pastoral Care” honors the legacy of the Bristers’ ministry. This lecture series not only honor the service and ministry of Dr. and Mrs. Brister, but also provide a much needed opportunity for furthering the pastoral theology and skills of ministers in the church today.