The StoryField

The StoryField #44: The One with Brian Carpenter about Fighting the Great Lie

April 27, 2023 The StoryField Season 1 Episode 44
The StoryField #44: The One with Brian Carpenter about Fighting the Great Lie
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The StoryField
The StoryField #44: The One with Brian Carpenter about Fighting the Great Lie
Apr 27, 2023 Season 1 Episode 44
The StoryField

Brian Carpenter and the Refuge Foundation have been fighting what he calls the “Great Lie” for years.  

As Brian explains the Great Lie -- “everyone assumes church and ministry leaders are doing ok; they are at the top of their game; they are in great shape”.   This is a complete lie – just look around.  

Leaders are not doing well.  In fact, according to a recent impact report of the Refuge Foundation, 44% of pastors seriously considered quitting in the last 12 months.

What started out as a regular fishing trip with some friends which involved adventure, fun, and authentic conversations now looks like the Refuge Foundation hosting 1000s of guests each year (50% of which are in full-time vocational ministry) on several of their amazing properties.  

From 2018-2021 alone, the 3,000 unique guests attending a Refuge trip have an influential reach of over 16.4mm people.

If you want to help ministry leaders get healthy and continue serving then give Brian an email at brian@refugefoundation.org.

The Refuge Foundation is greatly helping the leaders who help us.  

Support the Show.

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Brian Carpenter and the Refuge Foundation have been fighting what he calls the “Great Lie” for years.  

As Brian explains the Great Lie -- “everyone assumes church and ministry leaders are doing ok; they are at the top of their game; they are in great shape”.   This is a complete lie – just look around.  

Leaders are not doing well.  In fact, according to a recent impact report of the Refuge Foundation, 44% of pastors seriously considered quitting in the last 12 months.

What started out as a regular fishing trip with some friends which involved adventure, fun, and authentic conversations now looks like the Refuge Foundation hosting 1000s of guests each year (50% of which are in full-time vocational ministry) on several of their amazing properties.  

From 2018-2021 alone, the 3,000 unique guests attending a Refuge trip have an influential reach of over 16.4mm people.

If you want to help ministry leaders get healthy and continue serving then give Brian an email at brian@refugefoundation.org.

The Refuge Foundation is greatly helping the leaders who help us.  

Support the Show.