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As a minister, you have a calling to evangelize, teach, serve your church and community in times of difficulty, stress and crisis.
But what happens when you’re in difficulty, stress or crisis; when you’re struggling with personal or professional crisis? What do you do when you’re involuntarily separated from your church, losing your livelihood, community, home and sense of “call” and direction?
In 1994, a group of ministers who’d gone through these problems and interested lay people joined to form Ministering to Ministers as a non-profit foundation to serve clergy in crisis. MTM was formed to serve ministers in all church groups and their families with counsel, prayer and support in difficult employment-related situations.
MTM provides resources that can help reunite ministers and their congregations with mediation that can help resolve conflicts before they become critical. MTM also can help prevent such conflicts from arising, by helping to develop church-minister relations and communication in the early stages of ministry. MTM offers spiritual, emotional and physical health support to speed recovery from emotional and spiritual trauma, and helps clergy identify and clarify marketable, transferable work skills and develop plans that can lead to re-employment.
MTM is a non-denominational organization. The Foundation is financed through gifts from individuals, businesses, churches, denominations and foundations and is strengthened by your prayers.
Charles H. Chandler, D.Min.
Director of Administration and Development
Mary Jayne Ledgerwood