It takes a team to pull a pastor out of burnout, depression, or ministry fatigue. When I went through burnout several years ago, I needed five key relationships to help me recover - a mentor, a ministry coach, a spiritual director, a counselor, and a close friend. Now through my ministry with PIR and my blog, The Pastor's Soul, I am able to provide this type of relationship for other pastors. Your monthly financial support makes this ministry possible.
Many pastors, especially those in small or independent churches, can't afford to pay for help and sometimes it's hard for a pastor to admit to his denomination that he needs help. Your gift allows me to help these pastors without creating the additional stress of financial burden. You provide the financial anchor that gives me the freedom to wade into the deep waters of ministry pain. With God's strength, We can partner to pull these pastors out of crisis!
When a pastor heals from burnout, the new health he's gained becomes a blessing to the church. One healthy pastor has the potential to bless hundreds or thousands of people. Your investment can produce a Kingdom return that is immeasurable!
Promote – PIR is a small, grassroots ministry, but we work with pastors all over the nation. Please spread word about PIR by sharing with pastors and church leaders. My personal network isn’t large enough to sustain my ministry, so I also need referrals to potential partners, pastors, and denominational leaders – it takes a team to make this ministry possible. If you choose to partner in this way, I will provide you with a guide that makes it easy.
Provide – PIR is a faith-based ministry. This means that each person who works with PIR raises their own financial support. Meeting with potential donors helps spread the word about PIR. Both Jesus and the apostle Paul relied on the generosity of financial support, and it’s proven to be an effective way to do ministry on a small scale.
May God bless you,