Shortly after I fell, I began calling other fallen pastors to try and make sense of what I was going through. I knew I had sinned and I wanted to know if I was ever going to feel whole again. I wanted to know if I was ever going to find peace. A few months later, I found myself asking more questions – “How can a fall be prevented? How can churches help fallen pastors?”
Thanks to Civitas Press, the ability to engage the church culture and ask such questions is a reality.
Fallen Pastor: Finding Restoration in a Broken World, also available in Kindle format, is a book that examines the fall of the pastor by looking at the stories of pastors who have sinned, looking for common threads. It also examines the church culture in which pastors fall, asking critical questions of it. It contains helpful statistics that help break down the reasons pastors fall in the first place. It answers many of the questions I get asked on a daily basis.
I pray our pastors can be forgiven after they fall and that people of faith will pursue them in compassion as Christ pursues us. I also hope that churches and pastors will work together to understand the culture in which we live to prevent further ministry failure.