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HAGERSTOWN, Md., Feb. 24, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- According to Christian news outlet Charisma News, "there is no lack of statistics about pastors and depression, burnout, health, low pay, spirituality, relationships and longevity -- and none of them are good." The Schaeffer Institute reports 70 percent of pastors are dealing with depression. Another 71 percent feel burned out by the ministry. In some countries, pastors are even persecuted and killed for sharing the gospel.
Joel Yount, Thomas Griffin and Brian Lake acknowledge the challenges and sacrifices many pastors and spiritual leaders are facing. Together, they founded a hopeful solution. Spirit Fuel is a new, online Christian news and media company that shares daily teachings, trainings, motivation and inspiration for a Christian lifestyle. "The goal is to ignite a renewed passion for honoring pastors and spiritual leaders around the world," says Yount.
Driven by the conviction that every person needs daily consumption of fresh word and revelation, Spirit Fuel provides a wealth of exclusive, original and user-generated content to empower and honor pastors and spiritual leaders across the world. From volunteering in the ministry to praying for wisdom, protection and blessings for pastors and their families, a number of tips are featured on the site that encourage visitors to display honor for pastors and spiritual leaders.
"Too many times we forget to encourage the encourager," Griffin says. "I believe this is a way that we can return the encouragement, the impartation of the love of God we receive from our leaders back to their own hearts. For this is His commandment that we love one another... Take a moment today and give back to those who give their entire lives."
To read ideas and tips for how to honor pastors and spiritual leaders, learn more about Spirit Fuel's mission, or to schedule an interview with Spirit Fuel’s co-founders, call 301-462-9957 or email [email protected].
About Spirit Fuel:
Spirit Fuel is a new, online media company that provides teaching, training, motivation and inspiration for the empowerment of a Christian lifestyle. Offering a platform for exclusive, original and user-generated content, Spirit Fuel encourages, uplifts and fuels people with the spirit of God. To learn more, visit Spirit Fuel's website at www.spiritfuel.me.