Coming in 2018!

Attend to Stories: How To Flourish in Ministry

The power of our call stories and life stories can foster or thwart our  flourishing in ministry. The power of these stories is explored through a close reading of pastoral memoirs, leading to a consideration of vision of Christian flourishing, and suggestions for spiritual practices including writing to sustain us in ministry.

Forthcoming from Wesley’s Foundery Books, an imprint of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.


“Karen Scheib has given us a great gift in this book – solidly theological, grounded in the life of the church , and eminently readable. In her vision, pastoral care … becomes a daily practice of pastoral care, an attending in love to the stories of others and a listening for ways God is already present in a life story.” Thomas  G.  Long, Bandy Professor Emeritus, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Learn exegete a life story, promote growth in love through restorying, and discern the unfolding of the Divine story in another’s  life story.