As the COVID-19 pandemic stretched on in 2020, people began to be concerned about the stress pastors were facing — and rightly so, said Candace McIntosh, executive director of Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union.
But she had a burden for another group too — the pastors’ wives.
Encouraging via Zoom
“They’re walking alongside their husbands and carrying the burden with them,” she said.
So she — along with Pam Lance, wife of Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, and Alabama WMU’s Trish Jackson — began doing monthly Zoom calls for pastors’ wives.
It’s something that has proved to be a big encouragement to many, McIntosh said, and they’re looking to add more women to that connection time in 2021.
“We’ve always had a heart to minister to these wives,” she said, noting that in the past they’ve been able to hold the Ministers’ Wives Luncheon and other events where pastors’ wives can connect. “It’s just that now it’s a little more with everything that’s going on.”
To be a part of the Ministers’ Wives Fellowship’s monthly Zoom call, fill out the information form at alabamawmu.org/ministerswives.
Share with others: