Pastor Matthew has begun a new blog, Wounded Yet Healed. And, he has begun a new ministry to minister to the needs of pastors of churches. Pastors get wounded and they need to be encouraged, too. Thank you, Matthew, for listening to the Lord, and for reaching out to help meet the emotional and spiritual needs of pastors.
In October 2018, I began reaching out to pastors. I was coming out of a season of burnout and depression after giving nearly two years to the church I started. Because of that, I knew other pastors and ministry leaders were experiencing what I was on varying levels. I didn’t want them to walk the road alone, so I started sending messages to the ones I knew, asking them how I could pray for them. The responses confirmed what I already knew. In my heart, I knew I wanted to minister to those in ministry.
Why would this be a necessary ministry? Don’t pastors and Christian leaders have homies they hang with all the time (gotta love the word choice😂)? Often, the answer is no. Ministry leaders are often competitive and are out to…
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