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Protecting Church Leaders
Identifying & Effectively Addressing Pornography in Your Church
PASTOR….. Don’t be a MONKEY
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Why Pastors and Christian Leaders Aren’t
Addressing the Problem of Pornography
 It is Awkward
 It is Embarrassing
 It i...
WHAT IS A PASTOR TO DO?
 When asked to estimate how many of their church members view porn on a
weekly basis, 43% of thes...
WHAT IS A PASTOR TO DO?
 Confess Your Sin of Silence if you have been silent about Pornography in the
Church
 Lay your N...
Three levels of struggling Among Christians as
it relates to Pornography:
 The Job Struggle :Those who are tempted to Loo...
WHAT IS A PASTOR TO DO?
 Jesus Expected the Church to Proactively Attack the Gates of Hell - Start
Attacking Pornography!...
WHAT IS A PASTOR TO DO?
 Provide Support Groups…
 Hold up God’s Standard of Sex
10 THINGS CHRISTIANS CAN DO TO HELP
PASTORS
 Pray Daily for a Hedge of Protection Around Your Pastor—Satan’s Traps
 Comm...
10 THINGS CHRISTIANS CAN DO TO HELP
PASTORS
 Show Your Pastor or Christian Leader the connection between Pornography
and ...
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Protecting Church Leaders

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Presenter: Dr. Jay Dennis

Dr. Jay Dennis will focus on encouraging pastors, staff team members and Christian leaders to have the conversation about pornography in the churches they lead. Practical steps will be shared with them on specifically how leaders of any size church, can broach the subject of pornography whether it’s in a Sunday morning worship service, a gathering, small group or other church-related setting. Since every church and Christian home is affected by pornography in some way, Jay wants to give pastors the tools to communicate about the bubonic plague of pornography within the church. Pastors can win this war! Pastors must win this war!

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Protecting Church Leaders

  1. 1. Protecting Church Leaders Identifying & Effectively Addressing Pornography in Your Church
  2. 2. PASTOR….. Don’t be a MONKEY
  3. 3. http://pinkelephantresources.org/join PinkElephantResources
  4. 4. Why Pastors and Christian Leaders Aren’t Addressing the Problem of Pornography  It is Awkward  It is Embarrassing  It is Controversial  It is Sensitive  Misunderstanding  Criticism  Questions Judgment  Ignorance  Not Knowing How to Address the Issue  The Pastor May Be Struggling Personally
  5. 5. WHAT IS A PASTOR TO DO?  When asked to estimate how many of their church members view porn on a weekly basis, 43% of these pastors did not respond. Of those who did:  62% of pastors said less than 10% of congregants view porn weekly  24% of pastors said that 10-24% of their members view porn weekly  10% of pastors said that that 25-49% of their members view porn weekly  4% of pastors said that 50% or more of their members view porn weekly  Other Stats:  43% of internet users view porn  70% of 18-24 year olds visit porn sites monthly A Lifeway Christian Resource poll of 1000 pastors indicated:
  6. 6. WHAT IS A PASTOR TO DO?  Confess Your Sin of Silence if you have been silent about Pornography in the Church  Lay your Need to Not be Criticized on the Altar  Learn all you Can about the Issue, but make sure you have put on the whole armor of God, make a covenant with your eyes.  Have High Personal Accountability  The People in the Pew want to Hear their Pastor Address this Issue—Believe It!  Be Aware of the Three Types of Struggles Christians are Having With Pornography
  7. 7. Three levels of struggling Among Christians as it relates to Pornography:  The Job Struggle :Those who are tempted to Look.  The Solomon Struggle: Those who fight a daily battle to not go to porn sites..  The Samson Struggle: Those who are addicted.
  8. 8. WHAT IS A PASTOR TO DO?  Jesus Expected the Church to Proactively Attack the Gates of Hell - Start Attacking Pornography!  Pornography Adversely Effects Multiple Areas of the Life of a Christian  Spiritual  Physical  Relational  Financial  Vocational  Mental  Emotional  Legal
  9. 9. WHAT IS A PASTOR TO DO?  Provide Support Groups…  Hold up God’s Standard of Sex
  10. 10. 10 THINGS CHRISTIANS CAN DO TO HELP PASTORS  Pray Daily for a Hedge of Protection Around Your Pastor—Satan’s Traps  Communicate with him/her that you want him/her to address the subject of pornography from the pulpit  Gather specific information about pornography in the church and give to your pastor  Form a prayer team to pray for your pastor and staff. Develop a Pastor Squad where you and a few others make it your mission to intercede for your pastor(s).
  11. 11. 10 THINGS CHRISTIANS CAN DO TO HELP PASTORS  Show Your Pastor or Christian Leader the connection between Pornography and Sex Trafficking, Violence toward Women, Harm to Children and Teens, Prostitution, Rape, and Child Molestation  Encourage the Pastor to have a Specific Day of Commitment  Be prepared to Defend your Pastor!  Encourage your Pastor to Ask the Question to the Church or Christian Organization, “Are you struggling with Internet Pornography?”  Be Willing to Get out the Information  Ask your Spouse, “Have you or are you now struggling at any level with pornography?”

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