Help For Pastors

Resources specifically focused to help pastors and their families receive encouragement, development, comfort, counseling, materials and advice:

Focus on the Family Thriving Pastor

Thriving Pastor is the Pastoral Ministries of Focus on the Family dedicated to supporting ministers and their families. 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.

Pure Intimacy

Pure Intimacy is 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; care for ministry families; and answers to previously posted questions.


Crosswalk.com is a for-profit religious corporation dedicated to building up the Church. This organization has information for all members of the Christian community, including pastors for whom it provides sermon illustrations, articles, sermon helps, books, blogs, and other worship resources for leaders in faith communities.

Pastor Resources

This website is dedicated to helping pastors grow healthy churches by providing information and resources on many topics including media, ministries, missions, office administration, outreach and evangelism, pastoral life, worship resources, and more.

Ministry Health

This website provides support and resources for pastors and Christian ministry professionals with 400 articles, sermon starters, creative hymns, books, and other recommended resources.

Smoldering Wick Ministries

Smoldering Wick Ministries is dedicated to helping struggling church leaders. This website provides articles on topics that include burnout, prayer, wives, and learning to move on in a new direction. A coach can be reached by email or phone to counsel the pastor in a time of need.

Care for Pastors

Care for Pastors is 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.

Small Church Pastor

Small Church Pastor is an organization that provides coaching, consulting, and resources for pastors of smaller churches.

Ministry Tools Resource Center

Ministry Tools Resource Center provides books, websites, and other ministry tools and resources. This website offers online training on a variety of topics, an online store, blog, and links to affiliate stores for church supplies and other ministry items.

Focus on the Family Thriving Pastor Caregiving Ministries

The organizations and individuals listed here offer specific ministries and programs for pastors and their families, and may provide any encouragement, renewal or restoration you might need.

Caregivers Forum Directory of Ministries for Pastors

This website 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.


Pastorserve is 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. Pastorserve provides coaching and training either online or face to face; help during crises; and a list of organizations that provide information about church planting, sermon preparation, examples of outstanding church web sites and multiple location churches, city reaching tools, worship, marketing, business plans, leadership conferences, and many other topics.