soul care

full strength network

Full Strength Network (FSN) is a non-denominational Christian clergy family serving ministry.

We believe that healthy pastors lead healthy churches, and healthy churches change the world.

FSN is dedicated to serving anyone in Christian ministry with shepherding responsibilities, including ordained or licensed pastors, ministry leaders, and their spouses.

Who is covered? Full-time Ordained or Licensed Ministers working at a GLR Associated Church

**Counseling Reimbursement will be discontinued on November 30, 2019 so please turn in any receipts for reimbursement by that date. Please send to

TOLL-FREE Clergy Care Number


Education & Clergy Development is privileged to be partnering with Emerge Counseling Services for this initiative. Emerge has been offering quality care and counseling to clergy and their families for over 40 years. They especially understand pastors and their families and stand ready to assist you with emotional, relational, and spiritual care.

Pastoral Sabbatical

We care deeply about the long-term care of your soul. Ministry is not a sprint; it is a marathon. Those who complete it well are the ones who come to the end of their paid ministry career with a well-developed soul and a passionate commitment to ongoing personal leadership development. I am convinced, given the demands on pastors in today’s culture that the only way to reach the ministry “finish line” with those two priorities being lived out in our lives is to have taken well-thought out, well-designed, and well-timed sabbaticals along the way.