On August 25, 2017, the job description of every pastor in South Texas was immediately revised by the flooding in Houston and surrounding areas. Pastors became first responders, grief counselors, food and clothing distribution hub coordinators, mission team hosts, insurance adjuster advisors, and the list goes on and on.
Local Pastors will be at the front of the line to give help and at the back of the line to receive help. And without our help, many will burn out and leave the ministry.
Within days of the flooding with water still filling the streets, PastorServe answered calls to support the city’s churches with a team on the ground in Houston, addressing the needs of dozens of local pastors with the help of the international Church community and Houston’s church-planting network. PastorServe provided direct financial help to thirty-three Houston pastors, but the list of needs continues to grow.
Over the years, we have cared for thousands of ministry leaders who have experienced devastation from fires, floods, and tornadoes, as well as serving alongside pastors who need support in their personal journeys.
As we continue to serve Houston pastors, we are offering tangible relief in the form of:
- replacement of salaries,
- payment of rent/mortgages,
- provision of groceries and urgent needs,
- coaching for crisis management,
- rest and retreat opportunities to help exhausted pastors refuel,
- family and marriage counseling.
We cannot do this alone. We need partners from every sector – individuals, businesses, foundations, and churches – in order to fulfill our calling of relief, restoration, and refueling for the spiritual leaders of Houston.
We must care for the pastors or else Houston will not recover.
It’s that simple.
Learn more about PastorServe’s ministry to Houston:
- The PastorServe Plan – Rescue, Recovery and Relief
- Why PastorServe?
- PastorServe’s history serving after natural disasters
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