pastors


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.

Why pastors need friends too

Recently I had one of those “aha” moments that causes you to sit back, take stock and re-evaluate your life. Being relatively new to social media, it was refreshing to discover how many friends I had on Facebook. That is until I scrolled down and discovered that many of them were unknown strangers. How did they become my “friends” without me even being aware? When did social media gain the right to redefine something as essential as friendship?

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Tackling pornography in church

Pornography is often in our top ten list of call topics to our counselling line. There was a time when we mostly heard from women who had discovered their husbands were using pornography. Occasionally, we would hear from men who wanted to overcome their entrapment, but increasingly now we are hearing from parents who are finding their children not only exposed but in many cases already addicted as teenagers! 

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Well Done!

Dear Pastors:

We don’t entirely “get it.” We know that. But most of us would like to “get it.” Really, we would. Sometimes, we don’t stop to think of what it’s like to live in your shoes. We don’t always stop to recognize that, for you, it must feel like your work is never done. We must sometimes seem like a bottomless pit of needs to you.

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How to properly process loss

The older I get, the more I understand about loss simply because I have experienced it more. If I wrote this article when I was 20, I may have had a few valuable things to say, but I wouldn’t have really known what I was writing about. 

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The gift of a fresh start

When you create a fresh start or begin a new routine, do you like to be in control of when and how it happens? Or would you prefer being forced to change due to some outside pressure?

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