Women's Bridge Network

Minister's Assistance Program

Christian counseling to help pastors and their families face the stresses of ministry.

 

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We recognize that life and ministry are stressful. To help with that reality, we offer a counseling referral program to pastors and their families.

Eligibility
All full-time pastors, pastoral staff, spouses and children (college age and under) are eligible to receive 9 sessions per calendar year (with a qualified counselor named on this site). Each session requires a $25.00 co-payment paid directly to the counselor by the pastor or family member. Converge MidAmerica will cover $70/session up to 9 sessions per calendar year. Any balance needs to be submitted to your insurance. If your counselor requires payment for a “no show” or a late cancellation, it will be your responsibility to pay the full fee, rather than just the co-payment.

Privacy
Contact the counselor directly for appointments. All counseling records are private between the counselor and client. Your counselor will give you a copy of the “Client Satisfaction Form” when he or she is ready to bill Converge. YOUR COUNSELOR WILL NOT BE PAID UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR CLIENT SATISFACTION FORM, WITH DATES OF SERVICE. It is, therefore, important for you to send the form to Converge MidAmerica immediately after your counselor gives it to you. Your name is not required on the form. Your Client Satisfaction Form will verify the dates of the sessions on the counselor’s bill.

Additional services
If more than nine sessions per year are needed, consult your insurance or spouse’s insurance for possible coverage. Check with your counselor; some have sliding scale fees for Christian professionals. If none of these options work for you, please call us.

Liability
This is a referral-based program. We feel the counselors listed are competent and can be of help. But, you are ultimately responsible to make judgments regarding your welfare and that of your family. We encourage you to interact openly with your counselor about any expectations you have.

Take the next step

Select a region to view Christian counselors in your area.

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Contact us if you need further assistance finding a counselor.

My relationship with Converge MidAmerica has been life-giving. They have empowered our church to strive towards being a healthy, biblically functioning body that is not only impacting our community, but linking arms with other churches to start and strengthen churches.

Shane Prewitt, Shiloh Community Church, MI