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Watch Trevor J. Partridge (pastor and developer of Paraclesis) as he describes the heart, inspiration and importance behind this fresh new pastoral initiative.


Background of Paraclesis

Background of Paraclesis

Paraclesis: Journeying Together is a fresh approach to local church pastoral care. The Paraclesis initiative has been created as a response to the felt need for more care and support in the Church today.

Scripture shows that it is God’s heart that we should love and come alongside one another just as He comes alongside us.

‘He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.’ (2 Corinthians 1:4, The Message)

Developed by Trevor J. Partridge, the Paraclesis: Journeying Together six-week series aims to place caring at the heart of the local Church in order to support those in need.

Waverley Abbey Trust has developed a suite of both online and print resources to help churches access the gift of experience that is hidden within their congregations and enable people to come alongside one another. By embracing the heart of Paraclesis and benefitting from all the accompanying resources, the Church can develop a fresh culture of care.

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