About This Project

Shepherd’s Heart Ministry is an ‘Intensive’ Retreat Ministry for married couples in Christian leadership who need a place of sanctuary, healing, and restoration. SHM is a “financially sponsored ministry” helping ministry couples move through their deep distresses. We provide Biblical spiritual, emotional, and practical teaching solutions in a confidential, safe environment. Our private Sanctuary retreat locations are places where a couple is cared for and loved during a “Five Day Intensive” of specialized pastoral care.

When ministry leadership couples in distress come to us, they are also under financial stress and often unable to cover the cost of an Intensive. Our challenge in this ministry is to raise the expense funds from donors to provide accommodation and meals without charge so that couples can receive the help they need. Therefore, Shepherd’s Heart seeks financial partners who care deeply about the spiritual, emotional, mental, and marital health of ministry couples. We invite them to partner with us as prayer warriors and in covering the costs of an Intensive.

In order to meet the challenges of the ministry, we recruit host volunteers to provide the hospitality needed for an Intensive. These volunteers give of their time freely. Pastoral Care Specialists and Counsellors raise their own support funds to cover their expense costs and stipend. We recruit property owners to donate their facility as a Retreat Sanctuary for the exclusive use of SHM. Donor financial gifts are critical for enabling this ministry. We have seen many miracles of restoration and healing in ministry couples through the Sanctuary Intensive process.

Why give to this project?

Have you been blessed through the impact of a Leadership Couple in full-time ministry? Do you have a heart for Pastors, Missionaries, Worship Leaders, and others who have surrendered their lives to serve the Body of Christ? You can help when they are in need by partnering with us through your financial gifts. We need regular donors willing to make a monthly gift to the ministry. We invite you to join us in restoring broken couples, witnessing miracles of restoration, renewing a call to ministry, and returning couples to their places of ministry with new hope for greater things. This is your opportunity to give and invest in the kingdom of God in a very unique and specific way. Please do not delay in your decision!

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Program Countries: Canada, USA, Mexico, Israel

Focuses: Pastoral Care

Team Lead: Carsten and Linda Pellmann – Pastoral Care Specialists in Canada; Larry and Laurie Russell – The ministry founders serve in the head office USA

Team Members: Judy and Andy Anderson; Susan and Fred Campbell; Dave and Tina Healey; Lyle and Ann Magnus; John and Joy Richardson; Harriet and Will Sherman; Ruby and Les Stobbe

Phone: 1-204-647-9982; 1-204-647-9981; 1-303-884-8030

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*GCF operates on the basis of Donor-Advised Funding. It is our utmost goal to meet the Donor’s desire and intent to provide support to particular GCF projects but, ultimately, the responsibility for the disbursement and ministry use of funds is the Great Commission Foundation’s.

*You will receive an official Canadian tax receipt for all eligible donations by the end of February of the following year. Thank you for your support of the mission and programs of The Great Commission Foundation (“GCF”).

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