And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. Jeremiah 3:15
PASTORAL CARE INVOLVES....
PROTECTIONS; TENDING TO THE NEEDS
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Psalms 91:1-4
STRENGTHENING THE WEAK; ENCOURGEMENT
Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, Hebrew 12:12
FEEDING THE FLOCK, MAKING PROVISION
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Matthew 6:26
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. Psalms 28:7
LEADING BY EXAMPLE TO MOVE PEOPLE ON IN THEIR PURSUIT OF HOLINESS
Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. Philippians 3:17
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. John 16:13