Ministry happens best out of a vibrant relationship with God and a dependence on the Holy Spirit. God created and cares for the whole person, and so we encourage a proactive approach to nurturing the spiritual, emotional, interpersonal and physical health of our pastors, staff, lay leaders and spouses. When church leaders are healthy and missional, churches are energized to fully engage in bringing God’s Kingdom to earth.

As Director of Ministerial Health, Jean gives leadership to Ministerial Health.  Some of the ways we live into this include:

Crisis Support of Pastors and Churches

There are times in each of our lives when we need an increased level of support. This is also true for pastors and churches. Conflict or challenge may also provide a key opportunity to move vision and ministry forward.

Growth Groups 

Growth groups grow connection and competence for greater resilience and fruitfulness in ministry!  All groups meet via video conference for six sessions –  a convenient way to build relationships with peers, receive great coaching, and be equipped and encouraged for ministry! The $75 participant fee per group helps provide an honorarium for group facilitators.  Partial scholarships are available.   Register here or find out more information:  Register/Info 

Wednesday Webinars 

Wednesday Webinars are interactive 75-minute seminars on a variety of ministry topics that meet via Blueeans video conferencing from noon – 1:15pm on the first Wednesday of the month.  No cost, but space is limited!   Register here:  Register

Pastoral Cohorts 

Some stages in life and ministry bring special challenges.  Being invested in a supportive community of peers and learning together can make the difference between thriving and simply surviving.  We currently offer two year-long cohorts – one for new or first-time lead pastors, and one for pastoral couples parenting children with special needs.
Cohort Lead Pastors  Cohort Parenting

Spiritual Direction

Thanks to the generosity of the PSWC spiritual directors and partnership with the PSWC Ministerial Association, spiritual direction is available to credentialed PSWC pastors and ministry spouses at low or no cost.  Spiritual Direction is available to IGNITE students for specific class requirements.  Non-credentialed pastors/ministry spouses may contact PSWC spiritual director for private pay services.  Click here to connect with a direction. Spiritual Direction

 Investing in Ministry Spouses.

Ministry spouses – faithful servants who are often overlooked – are important! We are forming a peer support network and spiritual direction groups to intentionally nurture the spiritual health of spouses.

Cluster Meetings.

We are in it together, and connecting monthly with other pastors and staff provides support, inspiration, and friendship. We seek to strengthen existing cluster groups and develop new groups as our conference continues to expand.

For support or questions related to ministerial health, contact Jean Cheng Gorman at