Sunday, November 13, 2005
Full marks to the Uniting Church of Australia for highlighting the plight of clergy in the face of bullying, powerful, and agressive parishioners. My friend, Rowland Croucher, over at John Mark Ministries, has been working within a specialised ministry to Australia's and the world's pastors, ex-pastors, church leaders and their spouses since 1991. He has found out a lot about ministers, their families, their churches in that time. Not only has he counselled, he has done academic research as well. Often there has been nowhere else to go and it is to Rowland's door that the wearied and worried pastor has come.