In today’s sexualized society, with instant fingertip access to internet pornography, the commitment of our district family is to help each other experience the freedom and power that come with trusting and obeying Jesus’ wisdom about human sexuality and purity. In keeping with that commitment and our culture of mutual support, the North Central District offers three resources to encourage our pastors and ministry leaders to avail themselves of help by getting beyond the fear of losing one’s job. If you or another pastor that you care about is stumbling and struggling with pornography, please reach out and make use of one or more of these resources. We want you to experience renewed purity, freedom, power, and joy!
Pure Desire Ministries
The North Central District has entered into partnership with Pure Desire Ministries to provide an array of resources to pastors, church leaders, and congregations. While all of PDM’s standard resources will be more accessible to churches through this partnership, a specialized resource, Pure Desire Leaders, will also be available to most full-time ministry staff members. Pure Desire Leaders provides discounts on PDM’s resources, direct consultation and coaching, anonymous access, counseling and clinical treatment, and more. Further information is available at Pure Desire’s website and from Paul Zunker, the local PDM representative.
Launched in 2010, this is an abiding resource that may be accessed at any time. Together with various resources, it offers a pathway toward purity, with the help of a professional counselor, that is both confidential and accountable. Find the Project Purity resource packet (Word | PDF) on our website.
A Fellow Pastor
One of our district pastors, who has himself walked a pathway back to sexual purity, is offering confidential and accountable “alongside” help—a listening ear, encouragement, counsel, and guidance—to fellow male pastors. He has a heart for and is reaching out to men in ministry who need a way to get their struggle out of the secrecy and to men who need another layer of accountability for what they know they should do but haven’t been able to figure out how to approach it. You can read his letter to fellow pastors on our website. He invites you to contact him at his confidential email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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