Experts are predicting as many as 400 pastors, deacons, elders and church staff members may resign this Sunday as part of the fallout from the recent Ashley Madison hack. In his article for Christianity Today, Ed Stetzer gives some advice for those churches affected. His most helpful comments come in the last two sentences…PRAY.
I might add, pray, pray, pray. This may just be a part of the spiritual purging necessary to prepare the Church for the days ahead. Men and women,… guard your hearts (Proverbs 4:23). The enemy has no new tricks (2 Corinthians 2:11), and the Church of Jesus Christ needs to stop falling for them.
There are some great resources out there for those needing help (City of Refuge, Safe Harbor, Emerge Ministries, etc.), don’t go at it alone. Get someone trusted in your life to help you, your family, and the church come out stronger and more honoring to God.