What do clergy groups look like?

Feeling isolated as a pastor in leadership? Need a safe space to talk with clergy peers? Seeking a way to hold yourself accountable to your own and a congregation’s objectives? Consider joining a clergy group for support and care.

You can even visit a group in person or virtually to get a sense of the group with no obligation to continue.

Clergy groups at Samaritan are ecumenical, with the goal of promoting collegial support for pastors and clergy. They are facilitated by leaders who have served within congregations and who also have training in organizational systems and dynamics. Samaritan can also provide facilitation of an assembled group of 3 to 6 participants, should you have a group gathered and are looking for facilitation.

Clergy groups typically meet for an hour or an hour and a half once or twice a month with a session fee of $55, and each group sets its own schedule. Clergy groups may meet on Zoom, at the Samaritan Counseling Center or at another location chosen by the group.

The types of clergy groups tend to fall into two categories:

  • Soul care, which provides support, encouragement, challenges, mirroring, and ministry and care for pastors and clergy.
  • Focused groups, which hone in on a particular goal or areas, such as improving leadership skills or women in ministry.

Current Clergy Groups

  • Multiple Staff Group
  • Women Clergy Groups
  • Deacon Group
  • Clergy Spouse Support Group

Contact Us

If you are interested in joining a clergy group or would like to suggest a focused clergy group, contact our Clergy & Congregation team through the form below. You can expect a response in 1-2 business days.

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