Opportunity to Receive Coaching During COVID-19

Ministry leaders in The Presbyterian Church in Canada are having to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. In this new context, leaders need thoughtful, wise and prayerful approaches to ministry in order to faithfully navigate this time.

To help ministry leaders think through and develop potential next steps, the Life and Mission Agency is offering free one-time coaching sessions.

When you apply for this program you will be put in contact with a trained Presbyterian coach who is currently serving as a ministry leader in the PCC. These coaches are drawn from coaching networks connected to the PCC’s new congregational development and congregational renewal programs.

A coach will be able to provide support and encouragement in the following areas:

  • Promoting community in a time of social distancing
  • Providing pastoral care
  • Community outreach
  • Governance and decision making
  • Building leadership capacity and encouraging new leaders
  • Deepening discipleship

Coaching sessions will be hosted by videoconference or by phone, if necessary.

This program is for key ministry leaders including ministers, clerks of session and Christian educators.

To register:

Congregational Development - Nigerian MissionUnderstanding that healthy congregations are essential to a vibrant and faithful church, these resources help support children and youth ministries, worship, leadership development, Christian education, mission events, stewardship programs and more. Regional staff in each synod also help support aspects of congregational life.

Resources for Congregations

Experience Mission

Experience MissionThe Presbyterian Church in Canada’s mission program has been designed to help congregations and individuals connect with Presbyterian mission partners and agencies in Canada and overseas to experience and experience mission.

In this lifetime experience, the rewards are personal and spiritual rather than monetary. Put your faith into action by joining our mission program. Start your journey here:


Stewardship comes from understanding that all that we are and all that we have is a Stewardshipgift from God. The stewardship program helps congregations and individuals discern how to use the gifts they have been given: time, talent and money, to do God’s mission. Educational resources and interactive events help congregations and individuals learn how they can use their resources to do mission. The stewardship program equips congregations to design stewardship programs tailored to their community.
Visit the Stewardship page

Presbytery Visitations to Congregations

Called to Covenant: Strengthening Congregation-Presbytery Relationships
Called to Covenant Resource Book
The following documents have been prepared by Peter Coutts as part of his work as General Presbyter with the Presbytery of Calgary Macleod. They are examples. Please download and change them to suit your context. Questions can be directed to Peter at peter [at] coutts [dot] name or canadianministries [at] presbyterian [dot] ca

Cover letter to congregation
Congregational visitation checklist
Visitation questionnaires
Process for the visitation team

See also the Equipping for Leadership “Presbytery Visitations to Congregations – Living out a covenantal relationship”


This is a tough time to be in ministry and pressures build. The way forward can be confusing. Yet there is a reluctance to seek support. There is even confusion about where to go for support. Engaging in coaching with someone who shares your faith, your experience, and your aspirations can refocus and revitalize your confidence in your mission and ministries.

For more information, email Canadian Ministries or call 1-800-619-7301 ext. 290.

Image of arrow pointing downAn Invitation to Coaching in Christ
Image of arrow pointing down5 Reasons to Have a Coach for New Church Development

Ecumenical Shared Ministries

An ecumenical shared ministry is the people of The Presbyterian Church in Canada sharing with other denominations in a congregation, program, mission, ministry or building. The Ecumenical Shared Ministries Task Group has prepared the Ecumenical Shared Ministries Handbook.

Image of arrow pointing downEcumenical Shared Ministries Handbook

Financial Services

Financial Services

Financial Services has a staff of six and handles all of the monies of our denomination including the payroll for all national church employees in Canada and overseas.

Visit the Financial Services page


Pension and Benefits Board

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The Pension and Benefits Board administers the Pension Plan and other Benefit Plans as approved by the General Assembly on behalf of its members and employing bodies. The benefit plans include extended health and dental, group life insurance, long-term disability, pulpit supply insurance, and maternity and parental leave.

Visit the Pension and Benefits page

Presbyterian Church Building Corporation

The principal objects of the Corporation include providing guarantees for loans for capital projects and housing for retired servants of the church.

Visit the PCBC page

Other Documents

Image of arrow pointing downThe Haynes Report

For more assistance with congregational development, please contact Canadian Ministries at
1-800-619-7301 ext. 290.