PIR Ministries is proud to offer a variety of resources that compliment our proven process to help ministry leaders in transition.



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Drawing from the experience and wisdom of those who deeply care for the lives of pastors, their families and the local church, the PIR podcast speaks to many of the core issues facing today’s ministry leaders. Join the PIR Staff and others as they offer a message of Gospel hope as well as insights on how pastors can protect their future and guard their present.

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Helpful Articles

Research and reflections relevant to ministers in transition.

The Fear Factor in Fruit Bearing
Bring Clarity to Your Call – The PRO-D Assessment
The Fear Factor in Fruit Bearing
The Fear Factor in Fruit Bearing
Dealing With Discouragement
Dealing with Discouragement

Forced Pastoral Exits
Forced Pastoral Exits

Statistics on Pastors
Statistics on Pastors

How to Create a Culture of Ministry Health
How to Create a Culture of Ministry Health

Why Your Church Should Be A Refuge Church
Why Your Church Should Be A Refuge Church

Recommended Book

Pastors at Risk

Pastors at Risk

Pastors at Risk discusses issues many pastors face in the ministry. Many times if these issues are not addressed the pastor is at risk of being asked to resign. Written from years of experience of Dr Wickman, each chapter has a testimony of victory and a study guide is included in the appendix for further understanding of each chapter’s topic. Copies are $12.

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“[Pastors at Risk] is insightful and practical. It is just what weary and discouraged pastors need. I highly recommend it.”
– Dr. Ridge Burns, CEO, AMF


Other Ministries We Recommend

CareGivers Forum – A network of like-minded people committed to “ministering to ministers.” An avenue of referral for services and a source of encouragement.

Quiet Waters Ministries – Counseling in a retreat setting, as well as family and couples retreats to renew Christian leaders and their families.

Broom Tree Ministries – A gracious environment to which Christian leaders and their spouses can retreat from frantic schedules and become intimate with God so that He can refresh, refocus and restore.

Fairhaven Ministries – A retreat center for Christian leaders to experience rest, renewal and healing.  Counseling is available.

Psalm One Ministries – Soul care and encouragement for those in ministry families through Christ-centered, Biblically-based teaching, consulting, coaching, spiritual formation and spiritual direction in various settings.

ServingLeaders Ministry – Exists to strengthen, encourage and help pastors and their families fulfill God’s call by providing pastoral care, professional coaching, counseling, mediation and a variety of other services.

Faithful & True – A Christian counseling center specializing in the treatment of individuals and couples struggling with sexual purity/infidelity and relational betrayal.

Fallen Pastor – Help for fallen pastors, their churches, and anyone caught up in the wake of the sin of pastoral adultery.

Practical Shepherding – A Gospel-driven resource center for pastors and church leaders to equip them in the practical matters of pastoral ministry.

PastorServe – exists to Strengthen the Church by Serving Pastors. They serve pastors through Coaching, Crisis Support and Consulting.

InFaith – A nondenominational mission that enables called and committed followers of Christ all across this nation to share Jesus by reaching their local communities.

Moving On – Surviving the Grief of Forced Termination. Through her book (of the same title) and her blog, Deanna Harrison shares her own journey through the trauma of a forced ministry exit. “Moving On” is a tremendous resource for those in ministry who have experienced the grief of forced termination, for people who actively participate in local church leadership and for anyone who knows a minister who has been terminated.

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If you are an exited pastor we would like to ask you to fill out our confidential survey. This information will be used for the sole purpose of collecting data which in turn will help us in effective ministry.

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The Pastor-in-Residence At-Risk Pastor Profile is designed to evaluate a pastor's risk of forced resignation from the church he/she now serves. Upon completion, you will receive an immediate response with your score and evaluation.

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