THE BATTLE FOR THE BRIDE
Since Adam’s fall there has been a war raging between God and Satan, good vs. evil. This war has been won already because of Jesus’ death and resurrection. However, that has not stopped Satan’s desire to annihilate the bride (The Church) before Christ returns. Therefore, he is on a mission to defeat the Church’s Ministry Leaders*.
“Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter…” Zechariah 13:7
MISSION, VISION, VALUES
MISSION: To help the Church stay healthy and strong by building trusted relationships with Ministry Leaders and their spouses.
VISION: Healthy Ministry Leaders building healthy flocks to fulfill the Great Commission (Mathew 28.18-20)
VALUES: Confidentiality, Trust, Compassion, Honesty, Non-judgmental and Christ-centered
Ministry Leaders primary objective is to protect the Church. Whereas the enemy’s primary objective is to destroy the Church.
Ministry Leaders often feel that they are being out-maneuvered and out-flanked.
53% of pastors feel that seminary has not properly prepared them for their ministry tasks.
65% fear they and their family are not good enough to live up to the unrealistic expectations others have for them.
58% feel lonely because they do not have any trusted friends to share their personal issues and struggles.
These issues can lead to burnout and marital struggles as well as causing them to leave their ministries’ prematurely.
The repercussions of ministry leaders falling in battle are devastating!
Statistics on Pastors: 2016 updated, Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Department.