Toward A Structured, Tri-Domain Model Of Companioning In Christian Formation By Pastoral Agents In A Congregational Setting: A Preliminary Report On An International Research Project

J Pastoral Care Counsel. 2018 Jun;72(2):104-115. doi: 10.1177/1542305018765659.


A preliminary report is presented by an international project team working on developing a model for a structured and holistic approach to companioning parishioners in the journey of formation in the Christian life. A holistic model involves working in three domains: positive psychology, spirituality, and personal and social ethics. Structure is provided by utilizing four self-assessment instruments to inform the work the pastor and the parishioner do together.

Keywords: Christian spirituality; Holistic care; discipleship; moral life; positive psychology.

MeSH terms

  • Christianity*
  • Clergy / psychology*
  • Friends*
  • Holistic Health
  • Humans
  • Internationality
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Pastoral Care
  • Spirituality
  • Surveys and Questionnaires