POW Supervisors

Thank you for your interest in Pure Desire Ministries International and the POW Program. This strategy for support, healing, and restoration was given its name since most pastors who struggle with sex addiction feel like prisoners of war (POWs) in their own churches. They are engaged in a battle they cannot win alone, but feel they have no choice but to fight in isolation.

The POW Program is designed to encourage pastors and leaders to seek healing and restoration before inappropriate sexual behavior occurs. It offers partnerships with church denominations, districts, and para-church organizations to avoid catastrophic events related to sexual moral failure. As a POW Program district supervisor, denomination director, or ministry leader, you can expect the following reciprocal process:

1   The client’s initial contact with Pure Desire should include communicating their affiliation with a POW Program participating group.

2   In addition to intake forms, Pure Desire will require that the POW client complete a Consent to Release Information Form.

3   If the client is married, the client’s spouse must complete a Consent to Release Information Form as well.

4   Following receipt of the consent to release form, the supervisor will be forwarded a Client Support Agreement from the Pure Desire Client Care team, which provides the opportunity to be financially involved in the client’s evaluation process.

5   The client—and spouse (if the client is married and the spouse is participating)—will take assessments.

6   After Pure Desire Client Care receives all assessments (approximately a two-weeks process), the client will be contacted to schedule an evaluation session with clinician.

7   Following the evaluation session, the supervisor will be contacted confidentially by the assigned clinician regarding the client’s situation/recommended treatment plan.

8   If the client agrees to participate in Pure Desire’s Clinical Treatment Program, they will sign a contract outlining the financial arrangements.

9   After the client signs the contract, the supervisor will be forwarded a financial agreement giving opportunity—without obligation—to be financially involved in the client’s treatment.

10   Halfway through eleven-month clinical treatment, the supervisor will receive a confidential assessment of the client’s progress from the clinician.

11   At the completion of the eleven-month clinical treatment, the supervisor will receive a confidential assessment of the client’s progress and/or recommended continued treatment plan.

Secluded by shame and fearful they may lose employment, a career, and possibly God’s call on their lives, most pastors and leaders who struggle with sexual issues do not seek help. Through the POW Program, pastors and leaders will experience support, healing, and restoration.

For more information about the POW Program, contact Sauna Winsor at 503.489.0243 or sauna@puredesire.org.