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  • 64% of self-identified Christian men and 15% of self-identified Christian women view pornography at least once a month (compared to 65% of non-Christian men and 30% of non-Christian women). (Barna, 2014)
  • 1 in 5 youth pastors and 1 in 7 senior pastors use porn on a regular basis and are currently struggling. That’s more than 50,000 U.S. church leaders. (Barna, 2016)
  • Only 7% of pastors report their church has a ministry program for those struggling with porn. (Barna, 2016)

I serve as a Church Consultant on Pornography & Sexual Purity for Covenant Eyes. Contact me if you’re interested in making a game plan together for your church. I also have a free 60-second survey you can send to your congregation to gauge porn usage within your church body.

I’d love to hear from you on what’s already working and help fill in the gaps. Let’s get those first two stats to drop and that last one to rise!

(If you yourself are struggling with pornography, please join one of my 7-week online small groups.)

Visit www.coveyes.com/beyond if you want 60 days of Covenant Eyes Accountability Software for free.

-Noah Filipiak
15 years of pastoral experience
Author of Beyond the Battle: A Man’s Guide to his Identity in Christ in an Oversexualized World

(You can download a comprehensive Porn Stats packet (2018 edition) via Covenant Eyes here)

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If you are an Audible user, Beyond the Battle‘s audiobook is now available! (And did you know if you aren’t an Audible user, they’ll give you Beyond the Battle free as your first book)

Beyond the Battle the audiobook is also now available on iTunes ($14.95) and at the southfrancispress.com bookstore ($13.95).

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I accepted a full-time job with Covenant Eyes as a Church Consultant.  My primary role will be working with churches who are interested in addressing and removing pornography from their churches.  If you are a church leader and are interested in this, contact me as this is the exclusive focus of my new job.

I am staying at Crossroads Church as a member and will be in the preaching rotation, but will no longer be on staff and will no longer be on the decision-making elder team.  I’ll have a title of Pastor Emeritus, which sounds like something from Star Wars.  This title honors my founding of the church and the role I’ve played in the congregation’s life, but is a volunteer role that does not carry decision-making authority with it.

Our church members received letters from me last week, but I thought a blog post filling others in would be good as well.  This is also good for me as I process things through writing them out, and I’ll probably share some soul-level things here that fit my personal blog format better than they would a letter to my church members. Continue Reading…