Pastoral Guidance

Subjects relevant to the work of pastoral guidance. Some call it Pastoral Counseling, Pastoral Coaching, or Christian coaching. However, we advise against calling it "counseling" because that is a licensed profession held accountable by State and Federal regulation. If you do not have a State issued licence as a counselor, you could be held liable in ways unimagined. Therefore, keep it in the church and call it religious or pastoral guidance or coaching. With this in mind, even here our suggestions should not be interpreted as legal advice. Only a licensed attorney is qualified to offer that. You are responsible for what you chose to do, and we encourage ministers not to claim educational achievements, licensure, or training which is not acknowledged by the proper process of legal requirements set forth by the US government.