The work of biblical restoration you and/or your church may seek to engage in is often misunderstood. This misunderstanding of your motives, efforts, and Biblical truth can trigger backlash. Pastors, leaders, and churches that seek to cultivate a restorative culture and actively engage fallen and broken leaders who need restoration need to be prepared for this reaction.
Galatians 6:1 ESV
Galatians 6:1 ESV
Why are you here?
There can be many reasons why you are here. You could be a minister who has experienced a public fall; you may have been ousted from your church for varying reasons, or for no reason at all; you could be simply fed up and ready to quit. Whatever your reason for visiting our website, we are here to help.
My church has encountered a crisis. Where do I start?
Your pastor or a staff member suffered a public failure. Or perhaps, your church leadership forced out a member of your ministry team. When a leader falls or leaves under duress, it can cause confusion, pain, and conflicting emotions. Regardless of what happened, or how, you need help. We’re glad to provide you with resources to help you begin the healing and restoration process.
I have some questions. Where do I go now?
There are always questions. Is restoration even possible? What if I suffered a public failure? What if my church forced me out? Can a broken pastor or staff member ever serve in ministry again? What if I’m done with the church? We have answers to some of the most common questions encountered in restoration ministry.
I have a friend in need.
Do you know a minister who needs help? Knowing where to turn or what the next steps should be is often difficult. A caring friend is often the bridge between a hurting church servant and restoration. Are you willing to help us connect with your friend to offer assistance?
Case Study on Restoration: Pastor Richard Long
In the fourth Reclaiming podcast, Pastor Pete Tackett presents a special interview with a former pastor of Antioch Baptist Church. This case study with Pastor Richard Long is a beautiful story that demonstrates how humility and confession are the doorway to restoration.