Pastoral Care Team
Sharing life and entering into spiritual battles is part of the calling for Cadence staff, and one we embrace enthusiastically. But sharing life is wearing and battles are costly.
Fatigue, wounds, and spiritual dryness are a normal result of standing strong in battle. As Cadence staff share their lives and the gospel day in and day out, they also need care and support.
The Pastoral Care Team brings that care to our staff through listening, counseling, and a variety of activities that guide our missionaries toward good health, energy, and spiritual depth. Increased effectiveness, longevity, and greater joy in service comes as each experiences God’s encouragement and strengthening through pastoral care.
The leadership structure of Cadence is set up so that all of our staff are under the care and supervision of field leaders, assistant field leaders, and directors who report to Cadence VPs with overall leadership from the President.
Every year Cadence offers training, team building, and spiritual encouragement at field conferences in each region. Every five years the entire Cadence family gathers from around the world for a week-long conference. These gatherings are highlights for Cadence staff and Cadence kids.
The Cadence Leadership Summit (CLS) is an annual event, bringing leadership from all fields and HQ departments, as well as field staff representatives to work together on assessment, strategic planning, training, and prayer for the mission as a whole.
By providing in-house counseling, we are able to help those in ministry seek support without the fear that they need to push through or hide their struggles.”
“By providing in-house counseling, we are able to help those in ministry seek support without the fear that they need to push through or hide their struggles.”
Mike and Amber Paterson, Pastoral Care Team