Greetings in Christ!

October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and now more than ever, pastors need our support! Research continues to show a large number of pastors considering leaving full-time ministry, and many already have. There is a continual shortage of pastors available to take new calls, and seminary enrollment numbers for many denominations are declining. Stress and pressure from the pandemic have increased the mental health challenges for many serving in ministry.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can help your pastor continue to serve with the passion and fire for Jesus Christ that brought them into ministry. Please accept this free resource from our ministry as a gift to you to share throughout your church during Pastor Appreciation Month.

As you read through it, pray about how you can help your pastor avoid burnout. Ministry coaching for pastors is one strategy to help your pastor find the support they need. Our coaching packages are designed to specifically help your pastor with any challenges or roadblocks standing in their way of becoming even more effective as they lead and guide your church. If you’re interested in this affordable option to help support your pastor, please contact Tracee.

Finally, if you are a pastor and you’re feeling stressed, burdened, or perhaps considering leaving the ministry, please reach out to us. We’re here to pray with you and help you navigate these very challenging issues. All of our coaching conversations are private and confidential.

We thank God for our pastors and thank God for the leaders who support them to live out their passion to serve!

Tracee J. Swank
Leader, Church Doctor Ministries

Kent R. Hunter
Founder, Church Doctor Ministries

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