Alongside, Inc. is located in Richland, Michigan and offers both individually
tailored and structured retreats for missionaries and pastors - alone,
with their spouse or with their entire family. They offer respite, counseling,
and structured seminars that incorporate rest, reading, seminars, group
counseling, individual/marital/family counseling, and deep fellowship
with other pastors, missionaries, and their families who have been "burned" in
some way in the heat of ministry.
The Barnabas Ministries
The Barnabas Ministries provides counseling for Christian leaders and
their families and offers speaking in area churches and at retreats and
seminars. They also have guest quarters available in Vancouver, Washington
for renewal and refreshment for ministers.
Broom Tree Ministries
Broom Tree Ministries is a retreat center that offers 5 day spiritual
retreats available for full time Christian pastors and their spouses.
Retreat agenda is for participants to spend large blocks of time alone
with God in prayer, rest, Bible study and time alone with their spouse.
Daily schedule set by participants. Dinner together is required. All
meals and lodging provided at no cost. They also from time to time will
conduct (upon request) spiritual retreats for key lay leaders and their
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Eagle's Glen offers a retreat setting in the Colorado Springs area for
ministry leaders. They also offer "The Breath of God" Leadership
Conferences on location in churches or similar settings.
Roan Mountain, Tennessee
Fairhaven Ministries is a retreat center for Christian workers, located
in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of East Tennessee. In addition
to being a retreat center, they also have Christian counseling available
onsite for those with counseling needs. At various times during the year,
Fairhaven offers structured marriage getaways for ministry couples.
Fairhaven Ministries (Canada)
British Colombia, Canada
Fairhaven Ministries (Canada) is an extension of the Tennessee retreat
center but is located in British Colombia, Canada.
Rosedale, West Virginia
Faith Mountain is a retreat center located in Rosedale, West Virginia.
Cottages are located on 250 acres of wooded terrain and offer a natural
retreat from the world.
Genesee Home provides an environment where pastors and their spouses
can break away from their normal daily routine and retreat to a wilderness
setting free from the distractions of ministry. The home sits in the
center of a 1,600 acre ranch which is surrounded by national forests,
grazing meadows, four creeks/streams, and six small fishing lakes. Genesee
Home is a safe haven where Pastors can reflect upon their calling and
rekindle relationships with both God and their spouses. Counseling is
Highpoint Inn (now managed by Deer Ridge Ministries)
Highpoint Inn is a beautifully restored country estate, located on an
11 acre wooded oasis, which can be used for a pastoral getaway. It is
located in Freeport, Illinois.
The Lodge is a place for pastoral couples and others involved in church
leadership and para-church organizations in search of spiritual renewal,
restored relationships and physical relaxation. Originally built as a
private summer residence on the St. Joseph River in southwest Michigan,
this 82 acre French country estate has been turned into a Pastors' Retreat
for those desiring to experience the joy of renewal in Christ. The Lodge
offers four- and ten-day retreat for pastors and their wives.
Marble Retreat is a secluded Colorado lodge where scores of Christian
workers have found a new day dawning in their hearts and spirits. Since
1974, this peaceful refuge in the Rockies has been set aside for solace,
healing and gentle restoration. Marble Retreat is an interdenominational
psychotherapy center serving Christian ministers in crisis. They offer
a blend of spiritual and emotional approaches to touch the whole person.
Their mission is to help bring healing and restore hope to those in vocational
Christian ministry through Christ-centered brief intensive psychotherapy.
Nehemiah Ministries offers rest, renewal and restoration for clergy families
in a retreat setting situated on 130 acres nestled in the Maple River
Valley, five miles south of Owosso, Michigan. They provide a natural
haven where individuals, couples and families can withdraw from their
normal environment to rest, relax and enjoy God's creation.
Pastors Retreat Network
New Bedford, Ohio
Pastors Retreat Network is a network of three retreat centers: Delafield,
Wisconsin; Vanderpool, Texas; and New Bedford, Ohio. They are dedicated
to providing respite for pastors and their spouses. They do not provide
counseling but do offer spiritual formation.
Quiet Waters Ministries
Quiet Waters offers one- and two-week leadership counseling intensives,
week-long group leadership experiences and leadership consulting. Their
ministry is located in Denver, Colorado.
The Shalom House
New London, Wisconsin
The Shalom House is a retreat ministry which offers a place where pastors
can relax, refresh and refocus. Time here is unstructured, whether it
is used to read, think, study, listen to God's voice or reconnect with
family. They offer two locations: New London and Suring, both in Wisconsin.
Smoldering Wick Ministries is a retreat center that will be located in
NE Oklahoma in the near future. Public speaking and free consultation to
hurting ministers is also provided.
Woodland Park, Colorado
SonScape Retreats exists to deepen the spiritual, emotional and family health of those in vocational ministry. Christian leaders are under tremendous pressure. The SonScape experience offers a safe place to come away and regain one's identity in Christ and calling from God. For over twenty-five years, our week-long retreats and year of follow-up for couples and singles have focused on spiritual renewal, proactive self-care, burnout prevention and crisis intervention.
Westwood Ministries provides a haven of rest and renewal for God's servant-leaders.
Both preventative and healing experiences are offered. Lengths of stay
at the retreat center are tailor-made to individual needs. Rest, counseling
and life/ministry training are all available.
FOR MORE INFO:
Focus on the Family's ministry to ministers
Additional retreat centers are added from time to time. Focus on the Family's ministry to ministers maintains a comprehensive list of retreat centers as well as other resources valuable to the life of the minister on their website, Parsonage.org.