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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)

Shawn Lovejoy is the author of The Measure of Our Success: An Impassioned Plea to Pastors and Be Mean About the Vision: Preserving and Protecting What Matters.  He is a church planting veteran, having planted Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, GA, which he recently stepped away from after 16 years to focus on coaching leaders and pastoring pastors at www.CourageToLead.com.  Noah Filipiak interviews Shawn about his transition away from his church plant, about the epidemic of church planters with non-Christlike goals, the denominations that push these goals, and the walls pastors hit when their disillusionment catches up with them.  Noah and Shawn both share their own struggles in these areas, with Shawn giving great wisdom from the hundreds of church planters and pastors he has coached over the years in these areas.

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