Some things to get you thinking from Mary Milne, a ministry wife in Sydney: Who to have in the support group – It doesn’t matter. The leader can choose 3 people she knows, then try to get others you don’t know. As you add more people in, the only condition is that others in the … Continue reading Getting started in a support group.
If you’re not in a ministry wives discussion group, maybe now is the time to start! Especially if you think you haven’t got time for one!!! Here’s a few thoughts to get you started: Try to meet once a month or two Try to meet up at a time and place where you are freed … Continue reading What to do in a support group
Some things to get you thinking from Mary Milne, a ministry wife in Sydney: Some facts about Ministry Wives (MW): (from pastor burn out.com) “Walking wounded” – ie suffering from psychological symptoms but still functioning on the surface. Many have anxiety and depression, one study said 88% lifetime incidence. (Arch Hart 1990) Prevalence of depression in … Continue reading Why have support groups for MW?
Mark Driscoll – “Death by Ministry” 1500 pastors leave ministry every month 50% of pastors are so discouraged that they would leave the ministry if they could. The problem is that they don’t feel they have a skill set that will land them a job that can feed their family. 80% of bible college students … Continue reading Sobering USA ministry statistics