About 2 months ago, I was probably the most depressed I have been in a very long time. Tension existed in our church plant, and I knew that my health overall was on the line because of the division. I saw no other option but to step away.
I began thinking about how many other pastors are currently where I was not long ago. They don’t have anyone who understands, so they often bear the burden alone. Out of that, I have started reaching out to one pastor per day. The denomination does not matter. I ask how I can pray for the pastor and the family. I emphasize that I am not asking for ministry prayers because the church/ministry is not the pastor’s identity.
Do you sense that your pastor needs encouragement? Please send me some contact info so I can reach out. These pastors could be one step from quitting, one step away from engaging in an act of sin, or one step away from suicide. This does not have to be. I look forward to seeing how God uses this ministry to encourage pastors. When you minister to your pastor, you are benefiting your church.