Wives of Men in Ministry Resources



Role of a Pastor’s Wife/Ministry Issues

Marriage/ Parenting

Women’s Ministry

Spiritual Development

Collection for Bible Studies by Sue Edwards (Professor at DTS):

  1. Psalms: Discovering Authentic Worship
  2. Proverbs: Discovering Ancient Wisdom for a Postmodern World Volume 1
  3. Proverbs: Discovering Ancient Wisdom for a Postmodern World Volume 2
  4. Ecclesiastes: Discovering Meaning in a Meaningless World
  5. Daniel: Discovering the Courage to Stand for Your Faith
  6. Luke: Discovering Healing in Jesus’ Words to Women
  7. Galatians: Discovering Freedom in Christ through Daily Practice
  8. Ephesians: Discovering Your Identity and Purpose in Christ
  9. Philippians: Discovering Joy through Relationship
  10. 1 Peter: Discovering Encouragement in Troubling Times
  11. Revelation: Discovering Life for Today and Eternity

Finance and Money Saving Websites

  1. crown.org
  2. mvelopes.com
  3. couponcabin.com
  4. couponmom.com
  5. coupons.smartsource.com
  6. Debtproofliving.com
  7. everydaycheapskate.com
  8. retailmenot.com
  9. shopzilla.com
  10. youneedabudget.com/blog

Clergy Finances and Taxes

  1. clergysupport.com
  2. clergytaxnet.com
  3. guidestone.org

Retreat Centers

BLESSING RANCH |  https://www.blessingranch.org/frequently-asked-questions.cfm

Blessing Ranch is a not-for-profit Christian ministry that exists to minister to ministers and other Christian leaders in need of restoration and renewal. The Ranch has emerged as a leader in helping pastors and other Christian leaders address personal and professional issues to renew and restore their lives, families, and ministries. The heart of the Ranch’s ministry is caring for pastors.

BROOM TREE MINISTRIES | http://broomtreeministries.org/

Broom Tree Ministries provides 5-day Spiritual Retreats for full time Christian pastors and spouses. Jesus said; “Come away with me to a quiet place”. Pastors, you are invited to attend a 5-day spiritual retreat available for full time Christian pastors and their spouses. Retreat agenda is designed to allow participants to spend large blocks of time alone with God in prayer, rest, Bible study, reading, hiking and lots of time with their spouse. Pastors set their own daily schedule or can use the self-directed guide to enhance the retreat experience. Materials are provided for our guest’s use such as, books, video and audio tapes. This is a gift of time to drink from the “Living Water”.

THE COTTAGE ON CORONADO ISLAND | www.coronadocottage.org

Enjoy the beautiful seascape of Coronado Island and San Diego Bay -a year round resort area. Hours of unscheduled time are available to visit the town with its many shops, art galleries and restaurants, or take the ferry across the bay to visit Seaport Village, Sea World, Balboa Park and other world renowned attractions. The cottage is run by a couple who both have degrees in counseling. They have some specific weeks for women and for those working through restoration after a forced ministry termination.

DEER RIDGE MINISTRIES | www.drmretreats.org     

Deer Ridge Ministries has had the pleasure of hosting retreats in Northern Illinois for several years. God willing, we hope to soon be moving our retreat site to a lovely country lodge tucked away on 43 acres of wooded grounds. The new location is just outside of historical Dixon, Illinois and provides guests with many opportunities to explore some of God’s woodland creations.

FAIRHAVEN RETREAT CENTER | www.fairhavenministries.net  

Pastors and Missionaries often need an affordable place away from the demands of their ministry where they can rest and relax. The beautiful facilities and serenity of our natural surroundings, combined with the absence of telephones, televisions or schedules makes Fairhaven the ideal place for a get-away. Individuals, couples and families can all enjoy a personal retreat at Fairhaven.

LAMB’S TALE MINISTRIES| www.lambstale.org

The owners of The Haven River Inn in Comfort, TX (30 minutes from Fredericksburg!) offer a 2 free nights at the bed and breakfast, which is positioned in the beautiful country right on the Guadalupe River. You can take advantage of this offer once a year and additional nights are available at a reduced ministry rate. We are happy to treat you to a quiet place and time to catch your breath!

MARBLE CHRISTIAN COUNSELING | www.marbleretreat.org

Since 1974, this peaceful refuge in the Rockies has been set aside for solace. Marble Retreat is an interdenominational Christian counseling provider serving both Christian ministers and all believers who are burdened and troubled. We offer a blend of spiritual and emotional approaches to touch the whole person. Our mission: Helping to bring healing, hope and restoration to those in vocational Christian ministry and the Church at large through Christ-centered brief intensive counseling.

MOUNTAIN LEARNING CENTER | www.pastor-care.com  

The MLC is located in June Lake, California, beneath the awe-inspiring Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. In the context of an alpine, mountainous retreat environment (7600 feet in elevation), Christ-centered and biblically relevant principles of relationships with God, self, and others are embraced and developed through the vehicle of counseling from a spiritual formation perspective.

QUIETWATERS | http://www.qwaters.org/

QuietWaters Ministries, southeast of Denver, CO, provides retreats for Christian leaders. They particularly reach those recovering from burnout and/or going through personal and professional crises, providing spiritual mentors and counselors to offer coaching, counseling, spiritual formation intensives as well as sabbatical kickoffs. 

Counseling and Treatment Centers


Residential TreatmenT & Christian Hospitals

This is a list of select resources provided by Hendricks Center staff and conference presenters. This list does not represent an official recommendation on behalf of DTS. Rather, it serves to highlight the reality of the specific issues and seeks to provide possible ministries with which area churches might partner. DTS encourages all attendees to thoroughly read and evaluate any resources that may be passed on in a training or counseling capacity.