Yours is a role unlike any other
Kay Warren, cofounder of Saddleback Church, shares the struggles and joys of ministry in her new book Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry As a Pastor's Wife, releasing May 2017. With deeply personal stories and wisdom gleaned from decades of experience, Warren writes to women who understand first-hand the complex dynamics inherent to any in ministry. Sacred Privilege features a foreword by Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, and Kay's partner in life and ministry.
Kay Warren understands every facet of being related to the pastor. She was a pastor's daughter, is a pastor's wife, has a daughter who is a pastor's wife, and has a son who ministers to pastors. Because Saddleback Church began in her living room with seven people, she knows what it's like to be a part of a small, developing church as well as a large, thriving church. Sacred Privilege is not only a peek behind the curtain of one of America's best known churches, but also provides much-needed encouragement that pastors' wives all over the country desire.
In Sacred Privilege, Kay confirms that being a pastor's wife does not mean being perfect. More vulnerable than ever, Warren reveals the brokenness that resulted from childhood molestation - the allure of pornography, intense marital conflict and temptation, as well as depression and a distorted view of her worth. Losing a child to suicide could easily have been the catalyst for leaving ministry, but Kay's resilient faith and confidence in God's redemptive plan for her life has kept her feet firmly planted. The road has not been easy, but she has learned much along the way and can now confidently say that being a pastor's wife is truly a "sacred privilege."
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"My passionate prayer is that every pastor's wife will get to read this book, because it could save your life, marriage, family, and ministry from a lot of unnecessary pain. And it can help make the rest of your life, the best of your life."
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Kay Warren cofounded Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick Warren, in Lake Forest, California. She is a passionate Bible teacher and tireless advocate for those living with mental illness, HIV&AIDS, and for orphaned and vulnerable children. She is a board member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. She founded Saddleback's HIV&AIDS Initiative. Kay is the author of Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor's Wife, Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough, Say Yes to God, and coauthor of Foundations, the popular systematic theology course used by churches worldwide. Her children are Amy and Josh, and Matthew who is in heaven, and she has five grandchildren, Kaylie, Cassidy, Caleb, Cole, and Claire. Learn more at www.kaywarren.com and follow her on Facebook (Kay Warren) and on Twitter (@KayWarren1).
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Life as a pastor's wife can offer rich and meaningful opportunities to play a significant part in God's work of rebuilding His Kingdom. It also carries with it the potential to be deeply wounded by the brokenness of those we serve. But it is more than worth the risk - it is a Sacred Privilege. For press and publicity inquiries regarding "Sacred Privilege", please contact Brittany Miller at BMiller@BakerPublishingGroup.com. Please click the button below to download the "Sacred Privilege" Press Kit.
El Privilegio Sagrado: La Vida y el Ministerio como Esposa de un Pastor
La vida como esposa de pastor brinda oportunidades significativas para desempeñar un papel relevante en la obra de Dios, presenciar y participar en la belleza de las vidas transformadas. Sin embargo, también tiene el potencial de crear heridas profundas y gran conflicto, lo que puede drenar el gozo del servicio. ¿Vale la pena eso? Sí, afirma Kay Warren, cofundadora de Saddleback Church. Claro que vale la pena arriesgarse, es un privilegio sagrado.