Hello, BRN Family! It’s good to be with you today!

In appreciation and concern for our BRN pastors and their families, the BRN recently unveiled a new partnership with Full Strength Network, which provides FREE counseling or coaching sessions for BRN’s lead pastors, associate pastors, campus pastors and collegiate ministers–and their families. Already 44 of our BRN leaders have enrolled, and I wanted to invite you to do so as well.

Those who qualify should have received an enrollment email, which opens the door for participants to not only receive confidential coaching and counseling, but also peer huddles, a mindfulness app, exclusive wellbeing content, referrals to trained financial coaches, and access to a list of pre-approved respite locations.

Let me explain.

Full Strength Network

First, our BRN church leaders can enjoy priority access to confidential coaching or counseling sessions from a professional who is approved by the Full Strength Network to work with pastors or their family members. Each member is eligible for 12 sessions per membership year for themselves and 12 sessions for a qualified family member (spouse and/or children age 13-17).

But Full Strength Network provides so much more.

Those who enroll also can be included in peer groups consisting of 8-12 members who meet online monthly for one hour to share concerns, prayer requests, and provide mutual encouragement to each other. New groups are moderated by Full Strength-approved leaders for the first three months, then a peer huddle leader is appointed to provide ongoing group leadership.

Full Strength also provides access to MinistryPulse, their mindfulness app, which can help you keep a pulse on your wellbeing state and help you obtain care when you need it. This easy-to-use and confidential app includes a 20-second daily survey that allows you to track your outlook every day and a slightly deeper weekly check-in allows you to monitor your wellbeing in six key areas of health.

Participants also receive exclusive wellbeing content (such as mini-courses, videos, and articles) produced by Full Strength Network in conjunction with our partners and network of caregivers. In addition, enrollees may receive referrals to trained financial coaches to help ministry staff become better money managers, reduce stress, and increase in household wellbeing.

And finally, as a member, you have access to Full Strength’s list of pre-approved respite locations offering reduced rates (or free services) to ministry leaders. To date, there are over 120 respite locations all across our nation on the list. Just keep in mind, members are responsible for their own booking, travel, and expenses.

I say all of this to say… We truly love our BRN pastors and their families. We pray you will take advantage of this amazing service.

Be sure to check your inbox (or maybe your spam folder) for your enrollment email to get started right away! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Full Strength Network at info@fullstrength.org or the BRN Help Desk at helpdesk@brnunited.org.

Thanks for listening in today, and God bless you!