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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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To celebrate Clergy Appreciation Month, we're hosting a contest! In the month of October, encourage your congregation members to enter – you could win a one-week retreat at one of our Kerith Retreat centres (with your spouse)!

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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

October is Clergy Appreciation Month

by Sam Doerksen

When I reflect on my years of serving as a pastor, there are a couple moments that come to mind that continue to be a source of encouragement to me.

Knowing when it's time to leave

by Cam Taylor

"Is it time for me to leave my church?" Many pastors find themselves asking this queston. Here are some factors to consider when deciding to stay or leave.

Being both a pastor and a parent

by Randy MacDonald

What happens when he realized that the amount of time he was giving to ministry didn't equal the time he was investing in his kids? Find out.


For more, visit our article archive.

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