A sustaining local church has a biblical order to it. At a foundational level, this order begins with a biblically qualified elder/pastor (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-5) who is surrendered to Christ and to biblical accountability (1 Timothy 5:19-22).
Pastor's wives. An invaluable role, but often, an anonymous title.
Converge Heartland is working to build communities of pastors' wives who can connect every couple weeks to encourage and pray for each other.