Help For Pastors

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

Focus on the Family
This organization offers informational articles on many different issues related to ministry, written and audio publications that address these issues, and other helpful resources. 

Focus on the Family Counseling Services
Focus on the Family offers a one-time complimentary consultation from a Christian perspective. To reach Focus on the Family’s counseling service by phone, call 1-855-771-HELP (4357) weekdays 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time). They also offer referrals for licensed Christian counselors in your area.
Marriage Coaching Programs, call 866 831-4201
Add a professionally managed marriage coaching program for your church at virtually no cost to the church. Your Christian couples can be equipped and supported as marriage coaches by attending and successfully completing 24 hours of marriage coach training.  The live, online training is provided over two consecutive weekends. You can learn more and register online.

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.

Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention
ECAP exists to help churches, Christian schools, and ministries know how to prevent abuse, as well as how to respond when allegations of abuse are made against their organizations. ECAP is a standards and accrediting organization, but also provide free resources on our website to help in creating a safe place for children and the vulnerable. Learn about abuse indicators and prevention: 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.

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.


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