For the Kids

If you are a Pastor’s Kid,  under the age of 13, click on the following webpage for all kinds of fun in God’s Word  –  http://netministries.org/kids.htmls

If you are a Pastor’s Kid, teen and above, and would like to talk to a safe friend, email dignity@pastorsinpain.com and address it to Robert.

THE FORGOTTEN VICTIMS

Perhaps the most difficult realization for any Christian is that they are targets of the enemy.  Satan is out to destroy anyone who is working for the Lord.  While ministers may have gone into their career with an understanding of that fact, their families may not.  Their children and spouses often find themselves in the line of fire.

As a child of career pastors I was often forced to sit quietly by while my parents were attacked.  As I grew in understanding and faith I began to see that they were being made to pay for serving Jesus Christ.  The Bible calls that persecution.  It does not matter if the persecution comes from outside the church or from within.  It is persecution when anyone tries to harm a dedicated and faithful minister for Christ

Sadly, witnessing the persecution of family is all too common an occurrence for the children of ministers throughout this world.  These ministers have done nothing wrong and do not deserve the treatment they receive.  The children of Christian leaders are often among the casualties of any battle.  Tormented by the pain of their parents, they lament their inability to solve the problem.  It is common in such times for children of ministers to seek solace from God and relief for their family, but it may not come.

Even further, they are forced to endure the uprooting of their support system.  As a committed fixture in the church, they relied upon those around them for moral and spiritual support.  They saw many of the people in the church as role models and mentors.  Most of their friends were people known through the church.  When the family is attacked, they are cut off from all outside support.  They lose most of the relationships that are normal for a young person to have outside the house.  Isolation, both emotional and physical became the reality in which they exist.

At the “Pastors In Pain” it is our goal to see to it that those who are made to suffer by having witnessed their families’ persecution are brought to healing.  No matter the feelings in the midst of the times of crisis, God is faithful through the painful experiences. As much as their parents, children of ministers must come to rely on God for strength.  The understanding that He loves, even through suffering, and the conviction that He does not abandon must become the central belief.

“Pastors In Pain” is designed to help restore those who have suffered in the service of Christ.  No less than our parents we have suffered with them.  We have seen the ugly and painful side of ministry. There is a difference between the church and God.  The church is made up of imperfect and sometimes even evil people, but God is perfect and loving and merciful and wishes no harm upon us.  He wants us to turn again to Him. We believe that those who have been through the worst are those that will minister the best if they are willing to trust him again.  We pray that we are able to help you.

If you are a Pastor’s Kid, under the age of 13, click on the following webpage for all kinds of fun in God’s Word  – http://netministries.org/kids.htmls

If you are a Pastor’s Kid, teen and above, and would like to talk to a safe friend, email dignity@pastorsinpain.com and address it to Robert.