Caring for Clergy and Congregations

Workshops forthcoming in 2022 

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Online worship services for pastors are posted on our home page every week. The Rev. Dr. Graham Standish and Elder Ralph Lowe offer 35-40 minute services with music, prayer, and messages that speak to you and your needs.

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Coaching and spiritual direction are provided via live video during social distancing orders.

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, better leaders of more vibrant congregations.

NEW: Congregations for Clergy

Samaritan provides weekly online worship services designed specifically to meet the spiritual and vocational needs of pastors, regardless of denomination. Click HERE to learn more.

Coaching and Spiritual Direction

Pastors often struggle with resistance, envisioning new directions, and healing their congregation's wounds (as well as their own personal wounds). To address these and other ministry leadership challenges, Samaritan provides one-on-one 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 further develop and improve their 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

Creative Clergy Consults

Sometimes pastors need someone to think through ministry and mission ideas. We offer help in thinking through your ideas, and guidance on how to pragmatically make them a reality.


Preaching Consultations

We offer a strength-based approach to helping pastors improve their preaching in ways that help them adapt to a changing culture by learning how to communicate complex ideas in fresh, new ways.

Are you ready to explore ways to enhance your leadership and ministry? Please contact Samaritan at 412.741.7430 or learn more by downloading our updated brochure.