Support to Pastors
Ever since the ministry was founded in 1984, financial support of pastors has been an important part of the ministry activities. During the years when the countries were closed and evangelical work was difficult to carry out, this help became extremely important for the churches in Poland and for the pastor’s recieveing this help. To serve as a pastor was ever more complicated, this help became extremely important. This is how a pastor writes to receive this help during the years when Poland was officially closed to all evangelical work:
“When I think back on the difficult years, when we received help from you, my heart is filled with gratitude to you and to the Lord. During this difficult time, it was very difficult, almost impossible to work as a pastor in Poland. Without your help it would have been unthinkable, what you did was done in the right time and in the right way. I thank God in prayer every day for the help we received and for the love we have been subject to for so many years.
We pray for you and for all those who made this possible and that through your help we could do the Lord’s work here in Poland. We will never forget it, never stop thanking God for you and for all the people who made this possible.
People who sacrificed so much to help those families who were struggling in God’s family. There was no one else to turn to, no one who did so much for us to preach the gospel here in Poland. Our Heavenly Father knows about all this and He will pay you for what you have done for us and for the parishes and the people of Poland. “
The situation today
Currently (2012) we maintain 8 pastors. Two of these are at the Eastern European Bible School in Oradea and are currently employed in a project position. The others, 3 families in Poland, 2 families in Romania (a total of 4) and a family in the Republic of Moldova.
The need for pastors is great in the countries where the FTM Mission works. Often the pastors stand without remuneration and / or serve in one or more congregations simultaneously. Many pastors work outside the congregation to provide for their family. When we evaluate a pastor’s ability to receive financial support from the FTM Mission, we primarily look at the circumstances under which the pastor works. We would like to see that it is a pastor or congregation that meets one of these three categories.
– The congregation lacks financial conditions to pay its pastor.
– The congregation has recently started.
– It is a younger pastor who serves the congregation.
It is important to also add that the maintenance that FTM Mission provides does not cover their entire salary requirements, but should form part of their salary. By joining and supporting these pastors, the FTM Mission can focus more fully on their work in the congregation. The need to seek out in the open labor market is thus reduced.
On the mission side, we do not want to be / become an addict but a support that enables a positive development in the congregation. The support we provide is limited in time and also decreases over time. We also regularly review the support, as the conditions also change over time. Click on each country to read about the pastors we currently support.
If you would like to regularly support this branch of our business, as a congregation or private person, you are welcome to contact us.
Call or inquire by email.