John 17:23 Pastoral Support Groups

“I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one so that the world may know you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.”
-John 17:23

John 17:23 Groups

Our unity as followers of Jesus has a lot to do with whether or not those around us come to experience the love of the Father expressed in the mission of Jesus.

The John 17:23 group movement is being raised up where pastors connect with other pastors for mutual encouragement and support without competition or the need for unsolicited advice. Our desire is that every pastor everywhere will become part of a John 17:23 group and experience this unity.

Forshia Ross, pastor in RI
"I am so enjoying our John 17:23 group. It has been just what I've needed...What a great ministry this is."
James Munroe, pastor in MA
"The Lord is using our Barnabas group in my life simply by the growth of wonderful friendships with a terrific group of guys who are real encouragements and who are risking deep and personal sharing."
Dennis Ashley, pastor in ME
"For the first time in my life, never mind in my pastoral ministry, I had not only one, but several friends I could reach for."

What Does a Group Look Like?

Three to five pastors from different denominations meet twice a month where they practice four essential elements of group life: storytelling, engaging with Scripture, updating, and prayer.

Impact- a Ripple Effect!

These groups provide support for pastors, and like ripples spreading on a pond, they do much more.  As pastors are strengthened, their congregations are better led, churches are united, and communities served!

Will You Stand in the Gap?

Our vision is to offer this ministry to every believing pastor and Christian leader in pastoral ministry and see the movement spread throughout our nation and beyond.
Find a Group

Below is a map showing pastors in groups.  There are groups operating throughout the US in New England, western Michigan, northern Georgia,  Florida, Texas, and online. We also have groups meeting internationally in Mexico, Botswana, Egypt, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, India, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – with more groups in more locations on the way! No groups near you? We’ll help you start one!

Join or Start a Group

No John 17:23 groups currently in your area?  We’ll help you start one!

Complete the following form and we’ll be in touch to help you get involved with an existing group or start a new group.