To assist pastors and church leaders in maintaining or regaining sexual purity in our world of ever-growing online and technological pornography, the North Central District offers three resources, two of which are new. If you or someone you care about is stumbling and struggling with pornography, please reach out and make use of one or more of these resources. They are designed to encourage pastors and ministry leaders to avail themselves of help by getting beyond the fear of losing one’s job.
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.
Pure Desire Ministries
Following the lead of EFCA National, on July 1 the North Central District will begin a partnership with Pure Desire Ministries to provide an array of resources to churches, church leaders, and pastors. 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 ministry staff members. Pure Desire Leaders provides discounts on PDM’s resources plus direct confidential and professional counsel to pastors and ministry staff. Find out more at Pure Desire’s website and from Paul Zunker, the local PDM representative.
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