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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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Irreplaceable Trailer

On November 23rd, Irreplaceable will be on TV at 7 p.m. EST and will also be available to stream online!

To sign up for online access or to check channel listings and times, go to Irreplaceable.ca! You can also buy your own DVD copy  from our bookstore.

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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 info@clergycare.ca. Let us know if we can serve you through complimentary phone counselling, consultation, resource or retreat suggestions or counselling referrals.

Feature Articles

Can Christmas really bring Sabbath?

by Pauline Doerksen

In order to bring a sense of balance amidst the panic and stress of Christmas, this pastoral family developed some meaningful traditions. Read about them here.

Why we are here

by Randy MacDonald

It’s hard to be a pastor. There are so many things bombarding pastors these days, like mission, vision, growth, discipleship, leadership, finances – and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. And then on top of all of those ministry responsibilities, there are also the personal responsibilities each pastor has at home. But don't give up.

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.

 

For more, visit our article archive.


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Current Thoughts & Issues

Is viewing pornography grounds for divorce?

Have you ever been asked this question? What was your answer?

We address this issue in our article on Focushelps.ca. Do you agree or disagree? Email us your thoughts.


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Depression? Teenage rebellion? Pornography use? Challenges with adult children? Marriage falling apart?

Find biblical guidance on these and 50 other life issues on Focushelps.ca.

 

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