Here’s a short article that is worth a read. This description of the warning signs of inwardly-obsessed congregations is frighteningly accurate. Many of us in pastoral ministry in PCI recognise number 6 as being particularly relevant. No matter how many pastoral visits we do, we just don’t seem to do enough. And those pastors with sensitive consciences are left feeling guilty and stressed. That’s why a re-evaluation of pastoral care in our congregations is important, and the report from last year’s General Assembly is so helpful.