Strengthening Pastors

The purpose and vision of Poimen Ministries is to strengthen pastors, to strengthen churches.

How do we do this? The apostle Paul expressed this to his son in the faith, Timothy—

You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (2 Tim 2:1-2)

At some point, each pastor on the Poimen Ministries team was a “Timothy” under a pastor. We were encouraged by them to be strengthened in God’s grace so we could serve the Lord in a faithful way. They poured into us what the Holy Spirit poured into them.

Our goal is to come alongside fellow pastors to encourage and strengthen them as the Lord leads. Just as other pastors and leaders did the same for us, we see this as our responsibility to the Lord and His Body.

 

Church Ministry Assessments

Whether large or small, new or used, in what way would your church benefit or what value would a church or pastoral assessment have for any fellowship of believers?

Pastoral Coaching

A sports coach strives to help the athlete get the most out of his ability, and to get better in his sport.

Pastoral Mentoring

When a pastor contacts Poimen Ministries because he's interested in learning and growing in his ministry, that's when we jump in to help "mentor" that pastor.

Pastoral Support and Encouragement

Who does a busy senior pastor talk to? Whom can he trust? Where can he find objective help, another set of eyes on himself and the ministry?

Pastoral Transitions

When a pastor steps aside from his church, it can be for good reasons or sometimes for unfortunate ones. In either case, the church will be without a pastor, and will need to find out who the Lord has in mind to assume that role in the future.

Post Transitional Support

When a church receives a new pastor, the pastor and church are thrust into a new phase of adjustments. If the incoming pastor is a seasoned minister, it’s easier. If he’s in his first pastorate, it can be more challenging.

Transitional Senior Pastor (TSP) Ministry

Poimen Ministries has been involved in numerous pastoral transitions. A few of these transitions have been for purposeful reasons, and others of them have been for sad or tragic reasons. In any case, it’s always a challenging situation, an opportunity to see our Good Pastor do His great work.