Care and Support

The staff of the Department of the Ordered Ministry partners with boards, councils, and groups throughout the denomination to care and advocate for our community of pastors, missionaries, and chaplains across a continuum of care. Vocational identity resources include workshops in competency development and ministry renewal funded through the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Initiative. Vocational discernment offers access to a network of trained Spiritual Directors as well as vocational and personal assessments and continuing education opportunities. Crisis intervention consists of, among other options, therapeutic referrals, consulting services, and advocacy with congregations and church councils.

Click here to view and download free resources on Pastoral Growth and Care— including our newest featured resource Freedom from Harassment policy guidelines.

For a confidential conversation, please call Pastoral Care Services at 773-442-6584.