Welcome to ClergyCare
Ministers and their families face unique challenges and often have nowhere to turn for help. The isolation native to ministry life can have devastating consequences including burnout, moral compromise, marital frustration and financial crisis. Study after study affirm: being a pastor is hazardous to your health. Dr. Ken Fong, senior pastor at Evergreen Baptist Church in Rosemead, California said it this way; “You’re scrutinized and criticized from top to bottom, stem to stern. You work for an invisible, perfect Boss, and you’re supposed to lead a ragtag gaggle of volunteers towards God's coming future. It's like herding cats, but harder.” According to Lifeway Research about 250 american pastors leave the ministry each month. Another study claims only 1 out of 10 pastors will retire as a pastor. Even Forbes magazine recognizes the difficulty of pastoral leadership by listing it fifth in a list of the nine toughest leadership roles.
These are not new problems but they are problems that have been exasperated by the coronavirus pandemic and the social, political and racial upheaval of our day. Pastors are working twice as hard for half the results and the pressures and difficulties of ministry are taking their toll on our churches.
ClergyCare is a simple solution to a complex problem. Providing a way for every local church to protect and care for those who protect and care for them. The ClergyCare team is made up exclusively of ministers and ministers wives who work tirelessly to provide completely confidential preventative and restorative support to ministers and their families. They are outside advocates dedicated to supporting pastors on behalf of the congregations they serve.
Here's how we help: