One morning, I sat in my office physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. I'd just finished working on a funeral sermon and I needed to call on a church member who had just been admitted to hospice. I was in the middle of a building fund campaign, teaching a Lenten Bible study, and preparing an upcoming sermon series, all while calling on church members, meeting with various committees, and dealing with the phone calls, emails, appointments, and interruptions that are part of a pastor's daily life. Bottom line: I was overwhelmed and, despite my best intentions, I was dropping the ball.
The pastoral care needs of many of my church members were going unmet. I realized that I'd failed to reach out to the widows, widowers, and families who had lost loved ones in the previous weeks. I'd overlooked some birthdays and anniversaries. Many studies note that one of the main reasons people leave their church is because they feel unloved, unappreciated and neglected, and here I was letting that very thing happen.
We created RemindCare to ensure that this never happens again to any congregational leader.
My stress level has gone down, my efficacy as a pastor has increased, and best of all, the needs of my church and its members are far better met and managed. I think you'll notice a difference, too.
The RemindCare Team
Pastor Wayne Alloway
Pastor Wayne has been ministering to the people of Lincoln, Nebraska for more than 35 years as the senior pastor at St. Mark's Methodist Church. When not at church he spends his time with his wife, their two children, and their three dogs.
Janice is responsible for onboarding and training pastors on integrating RemindCare into their Ministry. She brings 20+ years of experience in the non-profit world.
Topher brings his experience as content director for Back to the Bible Institute and youth pastor to RemindCare. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Topher now lives in Lincoln with his wife and their four children.
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