General Support

Barnabas International / Exists to edify, encourage, enrich and strengthen servants in ministry.  We are pastoral care providers, shepherding the hearts and souls of God’s people. Our ministry priorities are targeted toward global servants, pastors, national church leaders, and their families.

Clergy Recovery Network / Exists to support, encourage and provide resources to religious professionals in recovery. If you are a pastor, missionary or religious professional struggling with life, marriage or ministry, Clergy Recovery Network may be a good resource for you.

The Thriving Pastor / Dedicated to supporting ministers and their families. As a ministry of Focus on the Family, this organization offers a pastoral care line, informational articles on many different issues related to ministry, written and audio publications that address these issues, and other helpful resources.


Counseling and Coaching

Care for Pastors /  A non-denominational international ministry based in Florida to help hurting pastors. This ministry provides pastor-to-pastor counseling for pastors facing difficulties or conflicts, and provides support for pastors’ wives. This ministry also organizes encouragement conferences for pastors and spouses.

Marble Retreat / The mission of Marble Retreat is to help bring healing, hope and restoration to those in vocational Christian ministry and the Church at large through Christ-centered brief intensive counseling.

Minnesota Renewal Center /  Individual, couple and family counseling care for missionaries, pastors and churches.

Quiet Waters Ministries / A place for restoration and renewal through counseling and education. It is a leader in comprehensive ministries to pastors, missionaries, other Christian leaders and their families.

Pastorserve / Made up of pastors, leaders, counselors, and teachers who are dedicated to helping pastors prepare for the challenges they face in ministry by offering practical counseling, training programs, and networking connections.

 


RESOURCES


The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come to the end of themselves. We’re still trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within us.
— A.W. Tozer


Directory of Ministries

Caregivers Forum Directory of Ministries for Pastors / Provides a directory of ministries that care for pastors and their families. The categories of organizations listed are counseling services; denominational resources; leadership, church care and consulting; ministries to pastors’ wives; resource and referral ministries; rest and renewal retreats; restoration and counseling retreats; seminars for clergy.

The Thriving Pastor Directory / Compiled by Focus on the Family. The categories of resources included in the directory are: leadership and conflict consultants; financial and legal consultants; reflection and relaxation providers; rest and renewal retreat centers; restoration and counseling retreat centers; psychologists, psychiatrists and counseling officers; treatment centers, clinics and hospitals; miscellaneous ministries; international ministries; and website ministries.


Retreat Centers

Fairhaven Ministries / A 100 acre retreat facility in the Appalachian mountains for full time Christian workers. Counseling services are also available.

Genesee Home / Committed to enriching the lives of Pastors and Missionaries by providing a mountain valley retreat center where Pastors, Missionaries and their spouses can be refreshed, restored and renewed through time with God, and with one another.

SonScape Retreats / For three decades our week-long, guided retreats have helped thousands of pastors, missionaries, parachurch leaders and spouses balance the demands of life, family, and ministry and rekindle their passion for serving Christ and His church.

Whispering Cove Retreat / An inter-denominational retreat for those in full-time Christian ministry. Whispering Cove offers a one or two-week structured program which includes teaching, group, and individual ministry sessions to promote healing, restoration and spiritual renewal.


For Pastor's Wives

BethNuah Ministries / Provides, at little or no charge, small, personal retreats for the wives of ministers and pastors. Offers emotional, spiritual and ministry support by phone, email or in person.

Heart Of America Ministry Women / Ministers to pastors' wives and women in ministry. Provides on-call peer support, monthly group support meetings with speakers, and a annual three-day Fall Conference with nationally known speakers, worship time, prayer ministry, and peer support.


Sexual Issues and Support

Pure Intimacy / A ministry of Focus on the Family that contains a section for ministry leaders with resources and articles on teaching healthy sexuality in church; creating a sexually safe church; spiritual care for strugglers; sexual sin among church leaders; and care for ministry families.