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Pastoral Wellness

The Baptist Resource Network cares about the health of our pastors and their families.

Ministry can be exceptionally lonely, so the Baptist Resource Network offers an extended support network, prayer encouragement, retreats, and other events to help refresh our partnering churches’ leaders, pastor’s wives, and families.

We come alongside lead pastors in four ways:


The BRN offers free Pastor Blessing events and gatherings, such as a day at the golf range or other special outings, for pastors, pastor couples and/or pastor families. These events provide pure fun and camaraderie with fellow ministry leaders. Please contact your local regional consultant to find out more about the Pastor Blessing opportunities in your region. If you do not know who your regional consultant is, please contact our Help Desk by email at, or by calling or texting us at (717) 652-5856.


Ministry can be quite tiring. The BRN offers pastors and their families free use of its Guest House in Harrisburg, where they can enjoy a quiet time away from the demands of ministry. This well appointed home is situated close to several restaurants and recreation.


Through a vital partnership with Full Strength Network (FSN), the BRN offers free monthly counseling or coaching for the pastor and his wife and family.  FSN provides a wellbeing membership for pastors and church staff to live and lead at full strength. BRN ministry leaders have the permission, privacy and provision to access professional experts and confidential resources.


GuideStone Financial Services serves churches and organizations with products and services that promote financial health and spiritual wellness. The BRN partners with GuideStone to provide free protection benefits and retirement contributions for qualified candidates. The BRN also offers Legacy and Estate Planning for churches, individuals and families.

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