The mission of the Institute for Pastoral Care is very basic. We want to equip the church for wise, Christ-centered personal ministry.

photo by corey pelton

photo by corey pelton

A Letter from Tim Lane

Pastoral ministry is filled with many joys, challenges and heartache. In my humble opinion, it is like no other profession. After pastoring for 10 years and teaching pastors for more than 15, it is clear that a seminary training, as important as it is, will never be enough to provide the wide range of skills needed to pastor well.

One of the critical areas that is often overlooked in seminary training is one-on-one, inter-personal ministry and equipping. A pastor is taught to preach but given little or no direction when it comes to ministry outside the pulpit. 

That is why I am excited to have the opportunity to embark on a new season of ministry that will help pastors grow in this vital way.

In the fall of 2013, the idea for the Institute for Pastoral Care emerged. It became apparent that it was time to devote myself completely to this kind of needed work. The Institute was formed in 2014 and was granted 501 (c) 3 non-profit status that same year.

I look forward to working with you as we strive to see the church flourish as a dynamic context for personal growth and kingdom expansion.

With gratitude,
Dr. Tim S. Lane

The Institute for Pastoral Care is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Donations are tax-deductible.