“Parakaleo provides a safe place for women in ministry by modeling what it means to wrestle with the profound truth and grace the gospel gives us. This has allowed me to not only be more honest with others, but to more fully accept and embrace the woman God made me to be. I have permission to be more fully human, a woman who can be comfortable with my flaws as I attempt to make Christ known.”

— Church Planting Spouse, New York, NY

Parakaleo creates relational space for women in ministry to engage a robust gospel that frees them to embrace and to live their truest identity.

Ways the PCA can better support Pastors’ Wives through Parakaleo:
For church planting wives
  • Our Parakaleo online and local cohorts serve church planting wives across the US and globally.
  • We offer three tracks of training for church planting spouses Basic (to take the gospel to one’s own heart); Alongside coach training (gospel dynamics for one-on-one conversations), and Leadership (gospel dynamics for groups and training). See our website for specific dates. http://www.parakaleo.us/training/
  • We offer one-on-one coaching.
  • Our book Beyond Duct Tape: Holding the Heart Together in a Life of Ministry is available.
For other women in ministry leadership

We’re trying to get the word out about the 30 Love Gift partial scholarships we’re offering to attend Parakaleo training. These scholarships are open to any ministry wives; we have slots reserved for PWs, church planting spouses, RUF wives, chaplain wives, CDM women’s leaders, etc. 

For more information, contact Parakaleo.