• Compass Initiative:

    • Application and approval will take place through the Compass website:

    • This program provides help with educational debt or retirement savings for those pastors who qualify.

    • For those who complete the Compass Journey program, the district will provide $5000 in support, either to provide an additional $5000 in matching funds from the district or to help the local church reach its required $5000 in matching funds.


  • Marriage conference:

    • $500 per pastoral couple available once every two years.

    • Available for any ordained or district licensed minister on the NW District.

    • Fill out this online form indicating name, date, and location of the marriage conference. The district will send funds to the minister. The minister is responsible to make all travel and reservation arrangements.

  • Counseling for minister or immediate family member:

    • The district will pay for 8 to 16 sessions at a time, covering either the cost of the minister’s insurance copay or the full amount of service if there is no insurance.

    • Available for any ordained or district licensed minister on the NW District and immediate family member (spouse, child, or dependent living in the home).

    • Fill out this online form indicating who is seeking counseling and the name and contact information of the counselor. No questions will be asked about the reason for counseling.

    • Download this PDF to give to the counselor, providing information on billing directly to the district office.

    • If after 16 sessions there is need for more help, the minister can contact any DAB member, district office staff, or cluster coach to access more funds.

    • For those who do not have a counselor, view these counselor recommendations

Video Library

Northwest District offers several training events throughout the year for pastors and laity. 


Click here to see available videos.

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