Here is some basic information about paying for services provided by Ministerial Health and Leadership Resources at Fairview.
Assessments—Fees are covered by the referring denomination’s insurance when the judicatory executive makes the referral. The pastor/church leader is responsible for the deductible and co-pay. Many judicatories, however, cover the co-pay. Other costs include travel, lodging and meals. These are often the responsibility of the pastor/church leader.
Counseling—Most insurance companies pay for counseling with the pastor/church leader responsible for the deductible and co-pay.
Coaching—The fee for 12 coaching sessions is $800. Clergy Coaches has a $400 scholarship available for pastors in need of financial help. Some judicatories also provide support, as do some congregations.
Education programs—Fees for education programs are flexible and negotiable.
Fairview Health Services underwrites all MHLR services by providing administrative leadership (the program director), offices and supplies. These costs, all paid from Fairview’s budget, represent Fairview’s commitment to provide services that support congregations, church leaders and the judicatory executives charged with their care.
Fairview Foundation provided financial support in the early years of Ministerial Health and assisted in seeking funds for the start-up of Clergy Coaches.
For information on any of these services, contact John Martinson, program director, Ministerial Health and Leadership Resources, 612-706-4558.