How do I find out about conferences for pastors/pastors' wives and other forms of encouragement?

Focus on the Family publishes a Pastoral Care Directory each year in which a number of retreat facilities, getaways, etc. are listed. Many of these organizations offer conferences and weekend retreats with a variety of styles and objectives. You can find this information on this Web site, or you can call our toll-free Pastoral Care Line at (877) 233-4455.

There is also a Web site for John Maxwell's ministry, Injoy. Listed there also are a number of facilities, organizations, etc. that relate to pastoral support. Their site is found at

A ministry based in Dallas, Texas, called Leadership Network also tries to keep up with pastoral conferences that are offered around the country. Their web site is or you may call them at (800) 765-5323. Outside the U.S. you may dial (214) 969-5950.