Pastors are not exempt from the sexual immorality and addictions that plague our nation. In fact, according to H.B. London & Neil Wiseman in Pastors at Greater Risk, 20% of pastors admit to extra-marital affairs while serving the ministry. And, those in pastoral ministry have the same rates of divorce as their church members.
A discreet but very significant ministry within Barnabas Ministries is to help restore a fallen leader to:
- His/Her spouse and family
- The body of Christ
“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Restoring Fallen Leaders, written by Pastor Dick Germaine, is a resource available to those interested.