In this episode of Hope Renewed we talk with Doug Smith, a pastor on the front lines of rural ministry. Doug’s story is an amazing picture of how faith in God can help a ministry couple weather any storm. Doug faced a forced exit for bringing too may new believers and unchurched people into his church.
When people in the church lose power, sometimes the pastor pays the price. In this episode you’ll learn how one exited pastor and his family navigated this pain. You’ll also see how God cares for his faithful shepherds. This is a story of seeming failure turned to success through patiently relying on God’s provision.
If you are a pastor facing forced exit, PIR Ministries stands ready to help. They have an experienced staff and proven programs to help pastors through the pain of forced exit, ministry burnout, or moral failure. At PIR they create a healing space for you and your family.
Hope Renewed is a ministry of to pastors who need encouragement as they face a time of uncertainty, crisis or transition. Drawing from the experience and wisdom of those who deeply care for the lives of pastors, their families and the local church, these podcasts speak to many of the core issues facing today’s ministry leader. Join the PIR Staff and others as they offer a message of Gospel hope as well as insights on how pastors can protect their future and guard their present.
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