Because We Care:

We envision the BC/Yukon District providing a relationally based continuum of care through all stages of ministry.

 

Connecting & Support Groups

Spiritual Learning Communities
Consistent, intimate relationships are the greatest source of care we can have. Our desire is to eventually see all of our credential holders meeting on a regular basis with a small group that focuses on spiritual well-being, ongoing education and strategy development in a caring environment. Groups are currently active and are based both regionally and by ministry type (youth/young adult leaders, children’s ministries, Legacy Builders, cultural ministries, etc). For information on how to connect with a Spiritual Learning Community, fill out our form below.

Prayer Email List
By informing our office of your prayer needs, the District has available to its credential holders quick connection to dozens of prayer intercessors and supporters. Email prayer@bc.paoc.org if you desire to be placed in the District “Knee Mail” or to submit a prayer request.  Not all prayer requests will be communicated District-wide.

Section Pastors
Our section pastors are available to provide pastoral care for credential holders in their regions. Click here to see our Section Pastors.

 

Counselling & Coaching

District Approved Counselling Services
Confidential counselling is available throughout BC and the Yukon. Click here for a complete listing of our District Approved Counsellors and to learn more. 

Executive Life Coaching
In recognition of our leadership coaching needs of BCYD credential holders, the District Leadership Team has approved a subsidized executive coaching program. Click here for more info.

Minister’s Help Line
1-888-525-3749 is a toll-free line that provides confidential counselling for PAOC credential holders and their families.

Focus on the Family
1-888-525-3749 is a toll-free line that provides an anonymous and professional crisis counselling and referral service to offer clergy care to BCYD credential holders and immediate family members.

Program for Restoration
Credential holders who have experienced a moral or ethical failure that impacts their credentials are provided a supervised pastoral process to restore their personal well-being and credibility for future ministry.

 

Retreat Centres

Oasis Retreats
The District is partnered with the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ which provides a 5-day interactive environment for ministry couples or individuals to be refreshed, encouraged and counselled. To learn more about Oasis Retreats, contact Bob Armstrong at 604-832-6792.

Kerith Retreats – Focus on the Family
Surrounded by the calm of nature, our retreat centres offer the space to truly find stillness and our retreat schedule enables you to experience profound renewal in Christ. Since we understand the value of coming away, we set aside ample time for you to pray, reflect and let your mind slow down as you reconnect with God.  Designed to host no more than four couples, each centre offers a warm and gracious home environment. For your comfort, each guest suite is furnished with a fireplace, private bathroom, king or queen-sized bed, kitchenette, and sitting area. And to ensure you’re able to enjoy a truly restful experience, meals are included in your stay, served by the host couple.  Our desire at Kerith Retreats is that you experience real rest in God during your stay here and you leave empowered by the time away, the teaching and the one-on-one sessions with the program directors.  Phone 1-800-550-5655 or email info@kerithretreats.ca.

 

Financial Assistance

Fellowship Fund and Ministers Assistance Fund  Funds are available for credential holders and families experiencing emergency situations. Contact may be made through the District Officers in such cases.

Clergy Care Information