Caring for Clergy and Congregations

Next workshop:

Feb. 5, 12, and 19, 2020

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Helping Pastors and Churches Thrive in an Age of Decline

Samaritan offers a robust Caring for Clergy and Congregations program.

We are committed to helping pastors of all denominations become healthier and better leaders of more vibrant congregations.

Coaching and Spiritual Direction

Pastors and congregations are under more pressure today than in centuries. Clergy struggle with practical aspects of leadership, such as overcoming resistance, envisioning new directions, encouraging congregations to follow, and healing their congregation's wounds--as well as their own personal wounds. Samaritan provides one-on-one clergy coaching--as well as youth director coaching--and spiritual direction through an integrative approach in all of these areas.


Pastor Leadership Renewal Groups

Samaritan offers monthly small groups for pastors that focus on developing stronger leadership.

Transformational Ministry Workshops

We offer a number of workshops for clergy on how to develop better ministry skills. These workshops are rooted in research and actual experience from transforming churches, focusing on areas that seminaries and denominational groups often have not. They include:

  • Dealing with Personality Disorders in the Church,

  • Congregational Group Dynamics,

  • Pastoral and Congregational Discernment

  • Leading Churches through Transformation

Congregational Assessments

Samaritan offers instructive congregational board and worship service assessments. These assessments are focused on helping pastors lead churches in the directions they envision. 

For more detailed information on these programs, you can DOWNLOAD our Caring for Clergy and Congregations brochure.


Ready to explore ways to enhance your leadership and ministry? Please contact Samaritan at 412.741.7430.


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