Help for Stressed and Abused Clergy and their Families
You are not alone in your struggles with the challenges of ministry in the modern age. In today's world of the church, the 'peace which passes all understanding,' is sometimes the LAST thing we experience as Shepherds. Something has happened to God's church, and God's people. It is unusual and unprescedented. A growing number of Christians today seem to be more determined than ever to destroy their pastors, and they are willing to do anything to drive you out of 'their' church. They are known as Clergy Killers, and they are wreaking havoc on clergy and the credibility of our collective Christian witness.
Seminary does nothing to prepare you for these kinds of 'life or death' battles when it comes to your ministry and your calling. But there are things you can do to protect, preserve and defend your ministry. It begins here.
The colleagues in our association are seasoned clergy, many of whom are still in the trenches themselves. All are trained and qualified to listen and interact in a way that helps you get to the very root of your concerns.
We offer complete confidentiality along with a variety of options for help. And it is free. Don’t wait another minute. Give us a call. Drop us an e-mail. We’ll give you an opportunity to meet with one of our colleagues/coaches and begin the journey together. Remember, God is with you....."even though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death."
In the News
We are excited to announce the release of the movie BETRAYED: The Clergy Killer's DNA. This is the best insurance policy any member of the clergy can have when it comes to dealing with difficult and antagonistic people in your churches. You can order a copy from the website.
About the film, taken from the website:
The Church, regarded as a bastion against evil, is afflicted by people perpetrating, aiding and abetting evil within its sanctuaries, parking lots and administrative offices. Individuals carrying out evil agendas are called Clergy Killers, a provocative term that is almost as shockingas the immoral and often illegal acts that Clergy Killers commit against pastors of congregations.
Abused, avoided and ultimately abandoned by the very churches they serve, pastors of mainstream denominations globally are being driven out of ministry forever. BETRAYED uncovers the growing issue of unchecked bullying against consecrated men and women working in approximately 50% of faith communities throughout the world. Bullying in the church and proposed solutions are examined and discussed by pastors of multiple denominations, their families, theologians, psychologists, lawyers, sociologists and church historians.
Over the course of nearly four years, the investigative efforts of US Films has uncovered the answers to questions asked by Jewish rabbis and Christian pastors from around the world, questions which up to now, remained unanswered. For the first time ever and without narration, BETRAYED presents those answers which church hierarchies prefer to be kept secret. Is the Church practicing what it preaches by seeking justice and resisting evil? Not effectively. Has the Church become a corporation, where the power hungry are allowed to destroy faithful yet vulnerable ministers in order to protect the almighty dollar? It seems this is so. Is the solution - pastors uniting to end bullying and identifying Clergy Killers in the Church? BETRAYED makes a compelling case. Bullying of children and teenagers today, is an alarming travesty that must be stopped. BETRAYED is the first of a four part series, showing that bullying of clergy is also a matter of life and death.
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Read about how the ASAAC has helped other clergy triumph in their struggles in our success stories.
You can find helpful links and resources to help you and your family deal with your stress. There are also resources for lay members looking to become more involved.