Chinese Pastor Care Ministries (CPCM) would be a safe haven for Chinese pastors, a place of renewal for the body, soul, and spirit where they receive care and nurture, spurred on towards personal wholeness in Christ and fruitful ministries to glorify God.
For His Body -
"Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other."
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
To encourage congregations to respect and care for their pastors, promote support for the care of pastors in the Chinese church culture
To provide resources to assist Chinese pastors to grow personally, renew their strength, and be good stewards of themselves, their families, and the local churches they shepherd.
For His Servants -
“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength."
~ Isaiah 30:15
To harness resources contributed by local congregations, seasoned ministers and/or Christian counselors to afford needy pastors a safe environment in which they can experience love and support.
A pastor’s life and family life are valued by God and have significant impact on the church. Therefore we try to support the holistic growth of pastors, and encourage the church to support the pastor’s growth, to bring out joyous and fruitful ministry.
We hope to provide 4-R holistic care for the Chinese pastors:
Partner with experienced pastors, professional counselors, and relevant ministries to provide quality service to God’s beloved servants on an ongoing basis.
Provide time, space, resources for pastors to relax, recreate, draw near to God and be renewed in the Spirit.
Organize safe peer support groups, arrange personal spiritual director/mentor to listen in love, help release pressure, discern God's will, and be empowered to serve.
Host seminars and retreats to enrich life /ministries for renewal and growth.
Offer confidential pastoral and in-depth counseling for pastors who experience trauma, depression, severe stress, so they may receive God’s healing