DO YOU NEED SUPPORT?
Are you a pastor experiencing a difficult season in life or ministry? We want you to know that you are not alone and we are here to support you. We have a team of caring elders who are available to serve you. If you'd like to be connected with an elder please contact our Pastoral Care Assistant, Kim Wigestrand. You can also find a complete list of our area Elders by clicking here.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF AN ELDER?
Elders are ministers who any NWMN minister or minister family member can reach out to at any time. They are not involved in pastoral discipline. Their primary function is to simply listen, counsel, and pray with you. You can talk with the assurance that what is shared will be kept totally confidential. The only exceptions to this policy are in the case of child abuse or threat of violence to self or others. Should this occur, elders will report such information appropriately. You can depend on our Elders in your time of need.
HOW ELSE DO ELDERS SERVE?
Churches in Transition
In many cases elders serve as interim pastors or guest speakers for churches that are between pastors.
Attend Events on Behalf of the NWMN Leadership Team
Elders represent the network leadership team at many meaningful events such as weddings, anniversaries, funerals, pastoral installations, hospital visits, building dedications, and baby dedications.
We believe that healthy pastors lead healthy churches. Our Counseling Network is a resource to serve our pastors and their families.
NWMN COUNSELING THREE FOLD PURPOSE:
To Provide a forum for counselors to network and receive education
Establish local referrals for churches in the NWMN
A tool for the minister and immediate family to obtain counsel
LOOKING FOR A COUNSELOR?
The NWMN provides counseling referrals to ministers and immediate family members. For a list of counselors in your community, please contact our Pastoral Care Assistant, Kim Wigestrand.
CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR NETWORK
Are you a counselor and interested in becoming a part of our Christian Counselor Referral list? Click here to fill out our application form or for more information contact our Pastoral Care Assistant, Kim Wigestrand.
Many Assemblies of God ministers have served faithfully and sacrificially to build our Fellowship. Yet, may made so little during their ministries that today, in retirement, they need our help to meet their daily needs. THe AMA is a branch of the Assemblies of God that provides assistance to those who need it most. Questions? Please reach out to Pastoral Care assistant, Kim Wigestrand.
TWO TYPES OF HELP
1. Monthly Assistance
2. Medical Assistance
HOW TO APPLY
Fill out an applicaton, sign and date it.
Include a copy of the current year's Social Security Benefit Statement (SSBS).
If you are married, send copies of your SSBS as well as your spouses SSBS.
The application will be evaluated by the AMA personnel. If it is complete and it appears that the applicant will be eligible it will be sent back to the NWMN for endorsement.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Total monthly income of less than $1500 (couple) or $1000 (single). AMA provides the difference between current income and the AMA monthy maximum.
Totally disabled ministers under the age of 65.
Widows (minimum age of 60) whom spouses met the above requirements.
Licensed or ordained Assemblies of God ministers with a minimum of 10 years of active ministry prior to normal retirement age as determinded by the Social Security Administration.
DO YOU NEED SOME TIME AWAY TO REFUEL AND RECHARGE?
Please notify each location to verify availability and price.
As ministers, you work hard to serve people. One of the challenges of ministry life is learning how to care for yourself so that you can lead from a healthy soul. Research suggests that the best way to thrive in ministry is to take time off for personal retreats and vacations. We hope these resources provide you with affordable options. So what are you waiting for? Carve out time on your calendar to unplug and replenish!