The Center will connect local pastors with trained coaches and licensed counselors who understand the context of urban ministry.


Although many pastors are skeptical about counseling, we know how valuable it can be, so we offer up to 10 sessions per year to Grand Rapids area pastors. You can meet with a counselor in our conference room—a bright airy space with comfortable chairs, sound canceling architecture, and with a Bible and devotional always at hand.

Schedule your appointments anonymously with a computer or smartphone through the link to the right or by downloading the SimplePractice app. You can also call the Center at (616) 259-4484 to set up a meeting.


Every pastor and ministry leader going through one of our learning experiences will get the benefit of a coach—someone to walk beside you as you work to implement what you’re learning. Some tools and techniques are easy to put into effect, but others involve changing entrenched habits. Our trained coaches will provide accountability for personal management, encouragement when change gets difficult, and support for long-range ministry planning.

We can also consult with congregations on ministry plans and succession planning. Share your dreams with us—we may know of an organization that offers grants for the ministry work you want to do.