Suggested Resources for Pastors
& their Families in Catawba Presbytery
Counseling Resources in the Columbia area:
First Presbyterian Counseling Center, 1500 Lady St., Columbia, SC 29201
803-779-1995, www.christiancounseling.ws (a ministry of First Pres.-ARP, Col.).
The Director is Dr. Thomas Barbian. FPCC has a satellite office with a psychiatrist, Dr. Barnie Davis, and an intern at the former Long Creek ARP Ch., now “Crossings Community Church” at 2831Clemson Rd., off Killian Rd. near I-77.
Corrine L. Barbian, L.P.C.,LLC, 7511 St Andrews Rd Ste 1, Irmo, SC 29063
803-781-1003 firstname.lastname@example.org. She specializes in women’s & family counseling.
Palmetto Counseling Associates, 1903 Gadsden St., Suite 204, Col., SC 29201
803-254-9767 (an independent practice associated with Cornerstone PCA Ch. in Columbia where they have a satellite office.) The Director is Dr. Dan Shoultz.
Dr. David Wickstrom, 7520 Monticello Rd., Col., SC 29203, (O) 803-318-2009
He is a psychologist specializing in family and career counseling and he is a member of First Pres.-ARP, Col. His career counseling utilizes “The Highland Program.”
Counseling Resources in the Rock Hill/Lancaster/Charlotte area:
Dr. Jack Basie, LPC, former ARP minister & now Minister of Pastoral Care at Westminster Pres. Ch. (PCA) in Rock Hill, SC. His phone #s are (O) 803-366-3107 & (H) 803-631-4139. His private counseling practice, the Charis Counseling Center, specializes in ministering to pastors and their families.
Dr. Terry Crimm in the Gold Hill Road area of Fort Mill. (O)803-548-4673. He is a licensed marriage and family counselor and is theologically trained as well. (He often cannot take new patients due to his case load.)
El Rophe Center, 116 South Providence Street, P. O. Box 327, Waxhaw, NC 28173
(O) 704-843-4818. El Rophe is a Christ-Centered counseling center ministering in the Rock Hill-Waxhaw, Lancaster SC area. They have had extensive experience with ministers and with ARP’s. Dr. Sidney Langston is the Director.www.elrophe.org
John Sloop, a deacon in the First ARP-Rock Hill congregation, is a certified financial planner, stockbroker, & “jack of all trades.” He operates his own business known as: Palmetto Investment Consultants, 2155 Celanese Road Rock Hill, SC 29732 803-909-7000.
Pastorcare.org, a national clergy support network.
This organization, headquartered out of Raleigh, NC., was started by two retired clergymen. It seeks to build local networks of support for hurting pastors of all denominations, especially for those who have undergone forced exits or extreme problems in their families. They network with laypeople who are willing to provide health, legal, job, and housing assistance for ministers, as well as counseling, mentoring, rest, and relaxation.
Alban Institute, www.alban.org, (800) 486-1318
“An ecumenical, interfaith organization founded in 1974, which supports congre- gations through book publishing, educational seminars, consulting services, and research” While it mainly serves mainline churches, it provides a wealth in information, resources and information that can be useful to conservative as well as liberal churches. Because of its perspectives, those using it will need to be careful. Nevertheless, their experience and research in literally thousands of churches is difficult to overlook when looking at church problems that arise in all kinds of chs.
Steve Brown, When Your Rope Breaks.
An excellent book dealing with recovery from the disasters of life.
Gordon McDonald, Rebuilding your Broken World.
Sequel to McDonald’s popular Ordering Your Private World, this book contains McDonald’s lessons and reflections after dealing with moral failure in his own life.
Brooks Faulkner, Wounded Minister: Healing From and Preventing Personal Attacks.
An good book for ministers on how to recover from a church conflict.
Marshall Shelley, Well-Intentioned Dragons.
This book on dealing with difficult people in the church has been around for several years now, and has proven to be useful especially for young ministers.
G. Lloyd Rediger, Clergy Killers: Guidance for Churches and Congregations Under Attack.
Hugh F. Halverstadt, Managing Church Conflict.
Another writer from a mainline perspective, applying conflict resolutions principles to the ministry
Rodney J. Crowell, Musical Pulpits: Clergy and Laypersons Face The Issue of Forced Exits.
Crowell’s book is based on his doctoral studies on clergy in forced exit situations. He gives a wealth of statistical information and helpful resources.
Kenneth C. Haugk, Antagonists in the Church: How to Identify and Deal with Destructive Conflict.
Rabbi Thomas B. Friedman, Generation to Generation.
Rabbi Friedman’s book is not easy to read, but is well worth plowing through for anyone who is interested in the application of family systems theory applied to religious institutions. It gives an unique perspective to the problems of churches and religious institutions.
This list of resources is provided by the State of the Church Committee of Catawba Presbytery for the use and benefit of the members and the congregations of Catawba Presbytery. If you have suggestions for additions or alterations to this list, please contact the Chairman of the committee.