ServingLeaders' reputation is growing nationally and internationally, our team is growing, and our services are expanding. And the demand for our services has never been higher. After much careful research and prayer, we believe now is the time to launch a strategic campaign to expand our services and geographical reach.
our unique Approach to ministry
Ministry leaders face extraordinary challenges as they navigate the complexities of ministry. Many do not fully realize their need, isolation, dysfunction, and potential for burnout or moral failure. Although ServingLeaders provides crisis care, it is our goal to do “preventative ministry” — to help ministry leaders thrive in their callings. It takes a dual approach to make a lasting impact in the lives of ministry leaders: Counseling Relationships and Mission Focus.
We serve leaders uniquely -- in their individual circumstances and specific needs -- through biblically-based pastoral care, spiritual guidance, and clinical counseling. Over the past 10+ years, our team has helped over a thousand ministry leaders and their families rebuild, restore relationships, and re-engage in both vocational and lay leadership.
We are missional—pursuing ministry leaders and helping them flourish in their places of leadership. Leaders need someone to step in and walk alongside of them in the complex aspects of their life and calling. Through seminars, ministry leader gatherings and team consultations we help grow their capacity for relational and emotional health and increase their ministry impact.
"Mission Hub" Multiplication Initiative
It is not enough to open counseling centers. We need to create full-service mission “hubs” like our West Chester Ministry Center where we both provide counseling and proactively reach out to the surrounding area.
Strategic Plan: Willow Grove Mission Hub
Phase I of our Vision Campaign is to develop our Willow Grove Counseling Office into a full Mission Hub modeled after our office in West Chester. This new initiative will require an initial investment of $173,000 in seed money beyond our current ministry budget.
Mission Hub CAMPAIGN UPDATE
As of August 2019 we have raised $73,000 of our $173,000 goal!
- $65,000 Mission Hub Director Salary
$50,000 Full-Time Counseling LeadJon Sovocool hired August 2018 $38,000$25,000 Facility Rental and Administrative Staff $20,000$10,000 Counseling Scholarships for Ministry Leaders
The remaining $100,000 campaign investment—in addition to our current ministry budget of $350,000—makes our total 2019 fundraising goal $450,000.
Lifeway Research study*
Published September 2015
84 percent [of pastors] say they’re on call 24 hours a day.
80 percent expect conflict in their church.
54 percent find the role of pastor frequently overwhelming.
53 percent are often concerned about their family’s financial security.
48 percent often feel the demands of ministry are more than they can handle.
21 percent say their church has unrealistic expectations of them.