Second Wind Ministries was established in 2006 to provide counseling, teaching, and general encouragement to people who were struggling with transition of various kinds — especially those in pastoral church ministry. Some of the ways in which SWM has been of assistance since its inception are:
Personal counseling – marriage, crisis, ministry-related
Preaching and teaching services – on call for these kinds of pastoral services as needed
Seminars – on church-related needs in assessment, administration, postmodernism, vision development, the practice of spirituality through the spiritual disciplines and otherwise, as well as evangelism and mission.
Transition ministry for churches between pastors – increasingly churches have recognized the need for a specialist to help them with transition between pastors. This usually consists of on-site ministry with the church and its leadership for an average of nine months that includes on-going pastoral ministry for the church, organizational renewal (including general assessment and re-visioning), and relational renewal. It also involves helping the church prepare for the pastoral search and guiding it through the search until a new pastor is called and installed. Consulting services in transition are also available. This entails managing the transition by mostly working with the lay leadership team.
Crisis Intervention – when churches or Christian ministries are facing crises in their development and need help with assessing what to do.
Regular pastoral ministries – counseling, conducting funeral or memorial services, and providing for church weddings including pre-marital counseling.