New Confidential Pastor Help Line (Write Down This Number)

searchToday’s post comes from Focus on the Family, a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. Recently, they’ve focused on helping pastors by providing biblically-based counsel through a toll-free pastor care line.

“When people face a crisis, they immediately turn to their pastors for help. But when pastors are struggling themselves, many of them feel there’s nowhere to turn.”

Kim Robinson, Focus on the Family board member and senior assistant to the president for the North American Mission Board, announced a new confidential outlet for advice and encouragement. “The pastor care line at Focus on the Family gives them a safe place to receive a wide range of support – from prayer to crisis counseling.”

Focus President Jim Daly echoed Robinson’s sentiments: “We recognize the sacrifices and hard work of Southern Baptist pastors. Many of them give up their own time to be there for their flock – giving up holidays to visit with sick people at the hospital, counseling couples through the tough times in their marriages, and helping their congregants pray through milestone decisions.

“This commitment not only takes time, but it also takes its toll on pastors – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Because they have always been there for others, it’s our privilege to be there for them. Our licensed counselors are eager to provide an ear and biblically based counsel that will help and give hope.”

Pastors will receive referrals for local counselors and recommendations for resources from Focus’ Thriving Pastor outreach and other Southern Baptist materials. 

The toll-free pastor care line for Southern Baptist clergy can be reached at 844-PASTOR1 (844-727-8671). 

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