Sometimes ministers need ministering, too.
As a minister, you have a calling to evangelize, teach, serve and help the people of your church and your community in times of difficulty, stress and crisis.
But what happens when you’re in difficulty, stress or crisis yourself? When you’re struggling with personal or professional crisis? When your employment of congregation-minister relationship deteriorates? When you’re involuntarily separated from your church, losing not only your livelihood, but simultaneously your home, your function and your sense of “call” and direction?
That’s why, 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 ministers in all church groups and their families with counsel, prayer and support in difficult employment-related situations.
To reunite ministers and their congregations with mediation that resolves conflicts before they become critical
To prevent such conflicts from arising, by helping to develop church-minister relations and communication in the early stages of your ministry
To offer spiritual, emotional and physical health support to speed recovery from the emotional and spiritual trauma
To help identify and clarify marketable, transferable work skills and develop plans that can lead to re-employment
Though MTM cooperates with many denominations, it’s a non-denominational agency. The Foundation is financed through gifts from individuals, businesses, churches, denominations and foundations and is strengthened by your prayers.
Charles H. Chandler, D.Min.
Administrative Assistant and Director of Development