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"May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word."
- II Thessalonians 2:16-17

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This year’s Together for Adoption national conference takes place May 22–23, 2015, in Maple Ridge, B.C. If you’re interested in foster care or adoption, or you want to support someone who is, be sure to register before March 31 to get the early bird rate!

Click here for more information.


We're so glad you found our website! If you're a pastor or a family member of a pastor or missionary, you will find all kinds of practical information and encouragement here.

Ministry is a high calling, but it's not for the faint of heart! Inherent in this line of work can be long hours, expectations of others, self-sacrifice and incredible times of joy. The Clergy Care Network and Focus on the Family Canada are here to help provide guidance when life is challenging — and to rejoice with you when things are going well.

Please call us toll-free at 1.888.5.CLERGY or email us at Let us know if we can serve you through complimentary phone counselling, consultation, resource or retreat suggestions or counselling referrals.

Feature Articles

How church leaders can finish well

by Randy MacDonald

In every denomination gifted, called and anointed leaders have either walked away from ministry before something showed up or have had the truth blow up in the church. So how do we finish well?

Changing lives: The Drop Box and the local church

by Randy MacDonald

On March 4 and 5, 2015, we are releasing a new documentary that explores defending the rights of the needy and inspires a fresh commitment to the sanctity of life.

A pastor's wife without a pastor

by Martha Jolliffe

Read a heartbreaking story from a pastor's wife who lost her beloved husband suddenly and without warning. She wanted to share her story to encourage other pastors and their families to live their lives in preparation for what happened to her and her family.


For more, visit our article archive.

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