I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.– John 16:33
The Silent Struggle
Our enemy seeks to destroy us, and those in church and ministry leadership are under attack as they seek to serve the body of Christ.
“It feels like my life is falling apart. There are times I am not even sure I believe in the God I preach.” – Anonymous
In the past few years, news of pastors committing suicide or leaving the faith have made newspaper headlines far too often. Perhaps you know these struggles intimately and have battled depression or doubt, and wondered if God is real or if He cares about you.
Pastors, ministry leaders, missionaries, and those in leadership face the same attacks you have faced, but often feel paralyzed, isolated and alone.
When they struggle in their marriage, with their children, with their finances or with their faith – who can they trust to guide them through those rough patches? Who can they trust to hold these struggles in confidence and walk with them through difficult times?
Ministry Leadership: Empty and Alone
It is an incredibly lonely profession. Those in ministry hold the weight of everyone they serve on their shoulders. Because of this, the needs of their children and spouse typically get pushed aside because of “the mission.”
“I feel so isolated and alone here. The women I meet just want to complain about my husband, their husbands or talk about what the church needs to change. No one seems to care about me or want to get to know me at all.” – Anonymous
When we meet with pastors, ministry leaders, missionaries and their families, they are often in crisis mode. It is not uncommon for them to have a family that has become deeply bitter and disenchanted with the church, or with their mission, though at one point they shared the same vision.
We exist to restore, encourage and strengthen the body of Christ. We accomplish this by supporting pastors, ministry leaders, missionaries and their families.
We are passionate about helping these families become healthy and whole again so they can be refreshed and renewed in their service toward the body of Christ, equipping the saints to complete their mission.