The moral failure of a pastor or staff member presents church leaders with one of the greatest leadership challenges the church will ever face. Mistakes in the process are common, often inflicting unnecessary wounds on the church. The church has also often "shot its wounded," failing to practice Galatians 6:1: "Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted" (NIV).
Not all spiritual leaders who are caught in moral failure are repentant. When there is repentance and a desire for restoration, it can be invaluable to draw on the wisdom of others who have experience in guiding a successful restoration process.
Laurie Morris leads Living Stones' Restoration Consulting Track. She has personally experienced the restoration process as the wife of a pastor who was successfully restored to public ministry after infidelity, and she has partnered with other churches as they navigated restoration.
With a Restoration Consultation a Living Stones team partners with church leaders to develop and execute a plan of action for the restoration process.
The Living Stones team provides: