Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study (August 29th, 2018)
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    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
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Perseverance [Part 14]
“Pastoral Care”
(1 Peter 4:12-5:4)

In this study we'll explore perseverance through the lens of pastoral care.

What words best define Pastor to you?
What words best describe Pastoral care to you?
Pastoral Care involves...
I. Leading the flock.
Pastoral Care involves...
I. Leading the flock.
II. Loving the flock.
Pastoral Care involves...
I. Leading the flock.
II. Loving the flock.
III. Feeding the flock.
Pastoral Care involves...
I. Leading the flock.
II. Loving the flock.
III. Feeding the flock.
IV. Protecting the flock…
Pastoral Care involves...
I. Leading the flock.
II. Loving the flock.
III. Feeding the flock.
IV. Protecting the flock…
A. From Self.
Pastoral Care involves...
I. Leading the flock.
II. Loving the flock.
III. Feeding the flock.
IV. Protecting the flock…
A. From Self.
B. From Wolves.
Pastoral Care involves...
I. Leading the flock.
II. Loving the flock.
III. Feeding the flock.
IV. Protecting the flock…
A. From Self.
B. From Wolves.
V. Inspiring the flock.
Pastoral Care involves...
I. Leading the flock.
II. Loving the flock.
III. Feeding the flock.
IV. Protecting the flock…
A. From Self.
B. From Wolves.
V. Inspiring the flock.
VI. Consideration from the flock.
= thoughtful or sympathetic regard or respect, thoughtfulness for others
Statistics on Pastors’ Ministry Stress
» 75% report being “extremely stressed” or “highly stressed”
» 90% work between 55 to 75 hours per week
» 90% feel fatigued and worn out every week
» 70% say they’re grossly underpaid
» 40% report a serious conflict with a parishioner at least once a month
» 78% were forced to resign and 63% at least twice, most commonly because of church conflict
» 80% will not be in ministry ten years later and only a fraction make it a lifelong career (1). Seminary trained pastors last only five years in church ministry
» 100% of 1,050 Reformed and Evangelical pastors had a colleague who had left the ministry because of burnout, church conflict, or moral failure
» 91% have experienced some form of burnout in ministry and 18% say they are “fried to a crisp right now”

Statistics on Pastors’ Emotional Health, Family, and Morality
» 70% say they have a lower self-esteem now than when they entered ministry
» 70% constantly fight depression
» 50% feel so discouraged that they would leave their ministry if they could, but can’t find another job
» 80% believe their pastoral ministry has negatively affected their families and 33% said it was an outright hazard
» 80% of ministry spouses feel left out and unappreciated in their church
» 77% feel they do not have a good marriage
» 41% display anger problems in marriage (reported by the spouse)
» 38% are divorced or divorcing
Statistics on Pastors’ Lack of Soul Care and Training
» 70% do not have someone they consider a close friend
» 50% do not meet regularly with an accountability person or group
» 72% only study the Bible when preparing for sermons or lessons
» 21% spend less than 15 minutes a day in prayer — the average is 39 minutes per day
» 44% of pastors do not take a regular day off
» 31% do not exercise at all, while 37% exercise at least three or four days a week as recommended
» 90% say they have not received adequate training to meet the demands of ministry
» 85% have never taken a Sabbatical
Pastoral Care involves...
I. Leading the flock.
II. Loving the flock.
III. Feeding the flock.
IV. Protecting the flock…
A. From Self.
B. From Wolves.
V. Inspiring the flock.
VI. Consideration from the flock.
VII. Cooperation from the flock.
Pastoral Care involves...
I. Leading the flock.
II. Loving the flock.
III. Feeding the flock.
IV. Protecting the flock…
A. From Self.
B. From Wolves.
V. Inspiring the flock.
VI. Consideration from the flock.
VII. Cooperation from the flock.
VIII. Supplication from the flock.
Personal Application:

NOW…
What words best define Pastor to you?
What words best describe Pastoral care to you?