“I have become all things to all men, that by all means I might save some.”
1 Cor. 9:22
Peer forums put peers in ministry together for support and understanding. Ministry leader’s deal with unique and challenging situations daily and often pastors and ministry leaders do not have a safe place to go for support and guidance. If a pastor is seen as too human or vulnerable it often creates wavering support or criticism within a ministry.
This program is distinctly different from the coaching program because it is an opportunity for ministers to openly talk about their stuff with each other in a supportive and protective environment. Coaching offers a support system for goal setting and achievement. While both opportunities are valuable, the peer forum is a program designed for commiseration more than motivation.
The Peer Forum is offered in two different ways. First, pastors can meet one on one and in extremely sensitive cases can confidentially call and speak with someone from a different geographic region. This is a good way for someone to be able to speak openly with a peer and have no threat of judgment or exposure. While it is tragic that this option exists, it is a valuable tool to bring ministers out of isolation.
The second forum opportunity brings ministry leaders together in small or large groups. This is done in many ways, at a destination event, golf course or any number of other venue or seminar opportunities. These groups may meet for topical discussions, with a guest speaker or can be a group that is experiencing similar trends within their own ministries. No matter what the topic, church growth to fallen leaders the forum environment brings ministers together to support one another.
For any comments, questions or need for a forum counsel please feel free to e mail PANTA on the Contact page of this site. If you would like to be a part of the peer forum please send an e mail outlining your need or interest. Forum counsel conversations are not monitored by PANTA and are privately held between you and your peer.
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