Monday morning comes after Sunday. Obvious, right? But as pastors we know all too well what Monday morning often holds. A phone call from Sue regarding her marriage which has taken a turn for the worse, an email from Mark wanting to follow up about his estranged brother, a text message from one of your elders regarding a conversation that came up on Sunday evening with a young professional struggling with a painkiller addiction.
And that’s only the first hour. At times like these we turn to the Lord and ask, “Who is sufficient for these things?” If you’re like me, you often find yourself in deep waters not knowing exactly what to do, and sometimes even drowning a bit. As a pastor it’s been in these difficult times that I have found the ministry of CCEF to be incredibly helpful. This ministry is not simply a Christianized version of “Dear Abby,” but a group of gospel-minded people eager to help equip the church for ministry. They represent much more than a counseling organization, they are a group of men and women committed to living out the very mission they embody; coming alongside those who need help and who desire to love people like Jesus does.
Let me encourage you to consider supporting a ministry which has a desire to provide real hope and real support for people in need.
Pastor, Parkside Church
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