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We believe God has ordained three basic institutions – the Church, the family and the government – for the benefit of all humankind.
The Church exists to minister to individuals and families by sharing the love of God and the message of repentance and salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ.

Caring for pastors and their families


  Confidential counselling and encouragement for pastors and their families. Call 1-888-5-CLERGY (1-888-525-3749) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
  We offer two beautiful retreat centres – one near Calgary, Alberta, and a second near Winnipeg, Manitoba. Our Kerith Retreats are dedicated to the strengthening of marriage and family relationships, and the spiritual restoration of those in ministry.
     
     

Helping minister to churches

Events   All through the year, we host family- and faith-building events across Canada to equip and encourage the families in your church.
   
 Resources
  Check out great resources from Focus on the Family to help you strengthen marriages in your church, plus DVD-based small group studies and more.

A look inside Kerith: An interview with Steve and Becky Witmer

Focus on Pastors is taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of the newer ministry couples who serve at Kerith Retreats. One of these couples is Steve and Becky Witmer, who are new to our team and occasionally serve as ministry leaders at both Kerith retreat centres. 

Read more: A look inside Kerith: An interview with Steve and Becky Witmer

Pursuit of sexual integrity as a church leader

How do we approach the pursuit of sexual integrity when we feel like we are risking everything by doing so? Unpacking this issue can feel like opening Pandora’s box. The uncertainties of what the consequences may be can feel daunting, yet the inner cry for release from the gripping hold and bondage constantly war against each other. 

Read more: Pursuit of sexual integrity as a church leader

Pastors, stress and the Easter message

Do the big church holidays find you feeling extra stressed? 

Read more: Pastors, stress and the Easter message

A look inside Kerith: An interview with Brian and Sharon Heaney

Over the next number of months, Focus on Pastors is taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of the newer ministry couples who serve at Kerith Retreats. One of these couples is Brian and Sharon Heaney, who have been serving for about a year at Kerith Creek near Calgary, Alta. 

Read more: A look inside Kerith: An interview with Brian and Sharon Heaney

Honouring marriages in your church

Marriage is the number one topic that callers reference when they call Focus on the Family Canada. Usually, the calls are not happy ones:

Read more: Honouring marriages in your church

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