Where Does Real Courage Come From?

Saturday, December 10, 2016

2016 Year-End UPDATE



December 2016


Greetings, dear friends.

To all who’ve blessed this ministry with your prayers and financial support – thank you! As we ask you to consider a year end gift to call2disciple, we have some really good news to report.

In January, Thad opened the “Clergy Care Office” with the blessing of five Anglican bishops. We made it easy for pastors to “book an appointment” at our www.call2disciple.com website and to meet either in person or by video conferencing.

Here are a few statistics. From mid-January to Thanksgiving this year, Thad has had:

  • 190 sessions with pastors
  • From 20 different states, 9 different Anglican dioceses
  • 57% of the pastors have been ongoing, 43% one-time sessions
  • 16% have been church elders (not formally ordained)
  • Only 4 pastors to date are non-Anglican

We have come to learn there is a real need for the soul-care of pastors. Many want a “safe” place where they can talk about their walk with Jesus – more than their performance as a pastor. We’re finding it is true: When they’re healthy in Jesus, it impacts their family, church, and ministry.

The overall work of call2disciple continues to serve our Lord’s Church through retreats, Sunday preaching, resources (such as Thad’s newly released book – Real Courage), our website and social media, as well as Erilynne’s love and passion for one-on-one spiritual direction.

As we come to year’s end, we do need your financial assistance. Nearly a third of this ministry is dependent on private support. Please consider going to our website and hit the “donate” tab or hit the “Contact us” tab and send a check. It would mean so much.

Having you part of this ministry brings us such joy. Thank you.

In the love of Jesus our Savior,


Thad and Erilynne Barnum with the C2D board: David and Nancy Bryan, Rob Grafe, Ralph and Beth Sprinkle, Lou Lachicotte, and Barbara Counts

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