We support the ministries of those God has called as shepherds and teachers by addressing the issues that compromise “Comprehensive Pastoral Health” and that undermine the professional effectiveness and personal fulfillment of pastors in their work.
"Those who are taught the word must share in all good things with their teacher."
– Galatians 6:6 (NRSV)
We strengthen the impact of pastors as leaders of God’s people by walking alongside them in personalized mentoring relationships that make their leadership and management efforts more fruitful and more personally rewarding.
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
– Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)
"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully."
– Romans 12:6-8 (NIV)
We speak passionately about the importance of consistent focus on “the caring and feeding of pastors” through advocacy efforts addressing both lay leadership and ministers.
"Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance. Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work."
– 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13a (NLT)
We strive to ensure that pastorates are healthy and thriving by utilizing the gifts and experiences God has provided us to affirm the unique call of clergy.