God’s word tells us that pastors must give “an account” for the work they do as pastors and that the burden they carry is a heavy one. Hebrews 13:17: “Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.” The office of a pastor is a great responsibility
Pastors are facing increasing challenges.
Pastors are human. They have personal challenges such as dealing with criticism and conflict, family problems, stress, depression, burnout, sexual temptations, financial problems, and time management. These are only a few of the challenges your pastor may be experiencing. The age of Covid-19 has brought on new and complex challenges for all leaders.
You often turn to your pastor for support…but who does he turn to?
We all need people we can lean on, trust and call on during the challenges of life. Who does a pastor or their spouse turn to when they need a safe place to process life’s difficulties? It can be complicated and difficult for them to turn to people in their own church, or even in the local community.
Pastors need a safe place.
In order to finish well, pastors and their families need a place that will be non-judgmental, and a place that will provide outside encouragement, counsel, and accountability. This will enable them to live and serve out of spiritual, emotional, and relational health and well-being.
Care for Pastors is unique – in that we provide care and support for the entire pastoral family: pastor, spouse, and children. We provide virtual and on-site coaching and counseling, confidential online groups, virtual gatherings, and live events. Anything you give today will go directly to providing one-on-one counseling to pastors who can’t afford to pay for the services they need.