We at the Ministering to Ministers Foundation (MTM) believe that healthy ministers help produce healthy churches, and that healthy churches help produce healthy communities. The MTM mission statement is based on this belief: MTM seeks to serve as advocates for clergy and their families in all faith groups who are experiencing personal or professional crises due to deteriorating employment or congregation-clergy relationships.
The centerpiece of the MTM ministry is an intense, five-day “Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreat” for ministers as well as spouses, led by professionals. The retreat combines three ingredients: small group dynamics, information sessions led by experts in various fields and group processing led by a psychologist.
The 123rd wellness retreat is scheduled the week of December 8-12, at a retreat center near Williamsburg, Virginia.
We need your help in providing the help they need. Due to the vast number of calls in the past few weeks and months, we are having more register than our budget will accommodate.
If 500 people would give a gift of $10 each toward this healing opportunity (or if 100 people give $50 each) it would cover the $5,000 cost of lodging, meals, and materials for a wellness retreat, which is less than a third of the total retreat cost to MTM.
You can be a partner in this ministry by clicking on this link to donate. It is a very worthy investment in the lives and ministries of the participants. MTM is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization; therefore, your gift is tax deductible.
Can we count on you to invest in this ministry? I can think of no better way to live out the true spirit of Thanksgiving. “It’s not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them which is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” (W.T. Purkiser)
Please pray for the participants and leadership team. Also, “Like” us on Facebook!
P.S. To learn more about the MTM Foundation, please visit our website at www.mtmfoundation.org. Over 1,600 protestant-evangelical ministers are forced from their ministry positions each year. During the past 20 years, over 1,200 ministers and spouses have participated in one of the MTM Wellness Retreats held in Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. They have come from 37 states plus Canada and the Bahamas and represent 38 denomination/faith groups. Your partnership will be greatly appreciated.