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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.

 
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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.

 
 
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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.

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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 investment

•  $65,000 Mission Hub Director Salary
•  $50,000 Full-Time Counseling Lead
•  $38,000 Facility Rental and Administrative Staff
•  $20,000 Counseling Scholarships for Ministry Leaders

This initial $173,000 investment—in addition to our current ministry budget of $311,400—makes our total 2018 fundraising goal $484,400.

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It is my perception that 80-90% of all pastors are in ‘survival mode.’ Every one of us who has served any time in the ministry knows the battering and bruising that comes with being a leader. Often we have been stripped of our dignity and do not know which way to turn, or who to talk to, to find encouragement. Often we are driven to pray in silence, and (maybe) confide in our spouses. The need for a confidant with wise and sympathetic counsel is a ‘screaming need!’ That God has called David Wiedis and ServingLeaders to enter into the lonely, broken places of pastors’ lives is a real gift to the body of Christ. From their own experiences, across many miles of travel, and in touching the many facets of ministry life, they have been prepared by God to come alongside Ministry Leaders in the name of Jesus Christ, Our Wounded Healer. ServingLeaders has worked alongside strong and successful leaders in the church, but knows the price they have paid behind the scenes.
— — Rev. John Guest, Senior Pastor, Christ Church at Grove Farm, Sewickley, PA
 

Lifeway Research study*
Published September 2015

29,000 evangelical pastors have left the pastorate over the past decade—an average of 250 a month
  • 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.

 

Will you partner with us in this vital work as we seek to revive, restore, and resource more ministry leaders in more communities?

 
Pastors and other ordained and lay leaders are probably the most overworked, yet overlooked, populations of our churches . . . Who cares for the caretakers of others souls so that they don’t get to this stage? Usually, no one. That’s why I’m so excited about ServingLeaders Ministries. Having known Dave for over 20 years now, I’m impressed by his heart for others and his burden to minister to those who minister. I know the Lord will use this ministry for his glory and for the growth and spiritual wellbeing of church leadership.
— John Freeman, Executive Director of Harvest USA, Philadelphia, PA
 

* LifeWay Research Study: Data gathered through a phone survey of 1,500 pastors in March of 2015. Learn more >>
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