Restoring Fallen Leaders is a 24-page handbook presenting the biblical principles and practices for seeking the restoration of a morally fallen pastor or Christian leader. It comes out of several years of experience by Dr. Germaine working with restoration teams seeking to assist a fallen leader experience true restoration.
Restoration is defined as, “The process of the renewing of the mind and the rebuilding of relationships which have been severely damaged or destroyed by the immorality of the pastor or Christian leader.”
The booklet explains the use of a “Restoration Team” to work with the person seeking restoration rather than just one individual carrying that burden alone. As such it consists of team-based spiritual direction.
The biblical base for this approach is found in Galatians 6:1-2: “Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” NIV
The goals of the restoration process are to see the person restored to God, to self, to family, and to the body of Christ.
The formation, role, responsibilities, etc. of the team are clearly explained, as is the process of restoration from beginning to end. The booklet explains what to look for in selecting team members, how to begin, continue, and conclude the process, resources the team can turn to, etc.
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