If you are a pastor/clergy or a church leader who feels your pastor may be in crisis and need help, please contact us.  In the case of a severe crisis contact a mental health or medical professional immediately.

Call 289 687-0169

Pastor, if you are in crisis, or need someone to talk to, please call!





Hope and Healing for the Pastor

AGORA is committed to supporting pastors, their families, and churches through consultation, coaching, and resources for healthier supportive systems within the church.

We follow a three "rope" model.

A rope of three strands is not easily broken



of the needs or health of the pastor and church support.


in regard to what is necessary for assessed support.


implementation of support thereby having an agreed upon strategy.

The Power of Support

Acts 9:25

Paul’s followers, followers of Jesus, cared for his very life by holding the ropes that led him to safety.  In this same manner, the church supports its pastoral staff by holding the ropes.  In some cases, the church may also need to make a strong basket to support the weightiness of the pastor’s needs, in particular regarding their mental health.  It is not unrealistic for the church to hold the pastor to standards for emotional and spiritual health.

Managing your mental health in ministry

Ministry is a privilege, an honour to be called by God to such a task.  But let's face it, we also bring ourselves to the task. In each of us there are great giftings and abilities, passions and strengths that fit our calling to love, care, shepherd and teach the people in our congregations.  We come with our past and any unresolved issues and difficulties as well.  That's the honest truth. We ALL have a shadow side, you know that part of us God is still refining or we are keeping him from exposing -- even though it eventually gets exposed anyway.

Ministry also comes with its struggles, some extremely intense and difficult moments, even trauma.  It can be hard on a pastor and their family.  Unmanaged stress can lead to burnout, depression, anxiety and other mental and health disorders.

Agora Network Ministries is here to help and support.  You can't do it alone, nor should you.  Let us come along side you in your journey to wholeness and healing.  

Allen Kleine Deters

Pastor Care Coordinator

it's Ok NOT to be Ok

AGORA Network Ministries encourages individuals to seek mental health and medical professional care for any ongoing personal challenges.

289 668-0968

89 Scott Street, St.  Catharines, ON

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