Domestic Retreats

Alongside Inc.

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Mission Mountain Ministries

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Other Opportunities

A Quiet Place  (Free)
Located in central Kentucky, A Quiet Place provides a place for spiritual, physical, and relational renewal for missionaries and others in full time ministry. Guests arrive on Sunday evening for a complimentary (including meals) five-day sabbatical with a self-directed program that concludes on Friday morning. Adults only.


Phone:  859-548-9513

Web: https://www.aqpretreat.org/

Beside Still Waters  (deposit & one-time donation required) $
Beside Still Waters at Playa Del Sol on the Gulf Coast of Florida is a program that recognizes the pressures of being in ministry in this day and age. Our goal is to provide a place of rest and refocus for those in need who are in the service of the Lord. This program is open to experienced pastors, ministers, missionaries, bishops, priests, or rabbis, etc.


Phone: 941-677-6023

Web: http://www.beside-stillwaters.org/home/


The Brook at Bethpage (Free 1st Visit)

Located in Stella, Missouri, the Brook at Bethpage is a place where pastors and missionaries can escape the rigors of everyday life for the purpose of study, relaxation and seeking God. There is a minimum stay of 2 nights, and a maximum of 5 nights. The first- time visit is no charge. Children are welcome.


Phone: 417-628-3041

Web: http://www.brookatbethpage.com/index.php


Broom Tree Ministries (Free)
Five-day retreats. Three beautiful facilities in Wisconsin and Michigan.


Phone: 262-646-7774

Web: http://broomtreeministries.org/

Cleft Rock (Free)
Located in southeastern Kentucky, cleft Rock is nestled in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Just two hours from Louisville, Cincinnati, and Knoxville, we offer cabin retreats, hiking trails, and a resource center for missionaries and pastors.


Phone: 800-719-0600

Web: https://www.cleftrock.org/


The Cove (Varies)

The Cove is a 1,200 acre getaway in Asheville, North Carolina where gifted Christian leaders, teachers, and speakers guide people in studying God's Word. We invite you to come with a friend, spouse, or a group and discover that the greatest thing about The Cove is what you take home: life-changing truths that will produce a harvest of righteousness in you and those around you. Asheville, North Carolina. Ask for Clergy Appreciation Month for less expensive events.


Phone:  828-298-2092

Web:  www.thecove.org


Creekside in the Rockies (Free)
We are pleased to offer stays at our home in Estes Park, Colorado free of charge to ministry workers and missionaries. Our desire is to provide a place where families can get some well-deserved rest and an opportunity to reconnect with each other and with our Lord. To make reservations please email us at sfliepe@comcast.net (don't reserve through Estes Park central--that is for our property management firm's vacation customers).


Ephesians House (Varies)

This beautifully appointed 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom house, located 20 minutes from our National Ministry Center, is used for couples coming to Care for Pastors for our week-long On-Site Care Program. This house includes a fully-equipped kitchen (including Keurig coffee/tea maker), living space, dining area, as well as a Florida room for relaxation and reading. The On-Site Care Program is designed to offer encouragement, Biblical counsel and resources to navigate through Empathy Fatigue, Marital Challenges or Church Conflict by a pastor with years of experience and expertise. It includes*:

  • A 5 day/6 night stay at the Ephesians House
  • Needs assessment
  • 10-15 hours (2-3 hours per day) of one-on-one personal and married couple counseling sessions
  • 6 months of follow-up counseling sessions via FaceTime/Skype or on-site
  • Segmented alone time for “Soul Care” and “Marital Care”
  • Encouragement to take advantage of the beautiful sites and experiences of Florida


Web: https://careforpastors.org/ephesians-house/


ELIM Retreats ($$$)
It is our heart to provide spiritual care to each missionary or global worker that participates in order to promote a time of rest, renewal, and restoration. One key theme is explored in each ELIM retreat: "Finding Christ’s Rest in the Midst of Stress". Located in Wisconsin.


Phone:  262-751-5319

Web: https://www.barnabas.org/member-care/events/elim

Hilltop Renewal Center (Donation Based Cost)

Private retreats, spiritual guidance available.
Located in Pine Cove, California


Phone: 951-659-4818 

Web: http://hilltoprenewal.org/hilltop/welcome.html


Ingalls Creek ($$-$$$)

Attractively situated at the confluence of two mountain streams, Ingalls Creek offers a wonderful natural setting just 12 miles southeast of Leavenworth, Washington. Our site and facilities are well suited to serve groups with year-round lodging, walking paths, outdoor meeting spaces, and nearby recreational opportunities.


As a retreat facility, we host groups for day-long to week-long events. We provide facilities where people enjoy meals together, stay comfortably overnight, hold working sessions, and encounter the beauty of creation. Experiencing God’s creation has a way of cultivating deep thinking and relationships. (Ask about Pastors or Missionary discount)


In addition to serving guest groups, we are home for the Center for Faith, Calling, and Community – a ministry where Confluence Retreats help people put the pieces of life back together.


Phone; 1 (509) 548-3306

Web: https://www.ingallscreek.org/


Missionary Care Ministry (Free)
Located in north Georgia, Missionary Care Ministry offers missionaries free lodging for up to a month in a guesthouse on 11 acres of land. This is intended to provide restoration to those who need to be encouraged and equipped to better proclaim the gospel. Singles, couples, and large families are welcome (some meals are provided).


Phone: 706-769-2494

Web: http://www.missionarycareministry.org/


Menoah House (Free)
A place of peace, rest, and soul-care for Youth For Christ missionary families.  Located in Port Ludlow, Washington.


Phone: 360-440-6981 

Email: ruthberger@myyfc.org

Mountain Learning Center ($$$ Deposit required)
We provide a mountain retreat for pastors and their spouses where a physically enjoyable, emotionally gratifying & spiritually invigorating experience revitalizes their relationship with God, self and others. June Lake, California

Phone: 800-293-2508

Web: https://pastor-care.com/home.html

Potter’s Inn (Cost Varies)
Counseling intensives and week-long retreats in Aspen Ridge, Colorado

Phone: 719-264-8837

Web: https://www.pottersinn.com

Quiet Place Ministries  ($$$)
Located in Michigan, Our purpose is to provide retreats for individuals, married couples, and families serving in Christian ministry. At no charge, pastors, missionaries, and those in vocational Christian service can enjoy a time of renewal, relaxation, and refreshment. We invite them to "come..... to a quiet place and get some rest." MARK 6:31 N.I.V. 


Phone: 269-405-8086

Web: www.quietplaceministries.org

REST Ministries ($$$)
Located in Centerton/Martinsville, Indiana. REST is an acronym for Restore, Encourage, Shepherd and Train. They offer personal and group retreats. Shepherd’s Gate Inn, an elegant country estate, is located in Martinsville, Indiana, just 25 minutes from Indianapolis, IN.


Phone: 765-327-7157

Web: http://rest-ministries.org/

Shunem House  (Varies)
Located in Noblesville, Indiana. The guest house is a place where traveling missionaries can come apart for physical, spiritual, emotional, and ministry renewal.


Phone: 812-350-2093

Web: https://www.shunemministries.org/


Smoldering Wick Ministries
Smoldering Wick Ministries in Oklahoma is help for Pastors and Ministry Leaders. Burnout rates in pastoral ministry contribute to the 1,000 to 1,500 leaders departing the ministry monthly in North America. We are a non-denominational, non-profit, Christ centered ministry designed to love and help all burned-out, wounded, rejected, disenfranchised ministry leaders.


Phone: 918-919-1490

Web: www.smolderingwickministries.org

Shelter Pines  ($$-$$$)

Shelter Pines is set on 20 acres of beautiful wooded and pastoral countryside, 25 minutes northeast of Colorado Springs, Colorado. A safe and peaceful place to REST. An invitation to  be RENEWED. A opportunity to experience the beauty of creation allow it to RESTORE your soul and body.


Phone: 719-522-1487

Web: http://shelterpines.org


Shepherd’s Heart  (Varies)
Shepherd's Heart Ministry has seven retreat centers: The Morning Star Retreat Center in Colorado, the Still Waters and Water of Life Retreat Centers in Michigan. Each retreat center is carefully designed to provide an environment of confidentiality, safety, and acceptance to allow Pastors, Ministry Leaders, and Missionaries to find healing and restoration in their personal lives, marriages, and ministries. The quiet beauty, warm welcome, and Godly counsel provide an atmosphere of trust, honesty, and open hearts to hear from the Lord.


Phone: 303-884-8030
Web: https://secure.shmministry.com/retreatcenters.php

Sonscape Retreats ($$$$)
Counseling intensives in group setting for pastors and ministry personnel in Colorado, Tennessee, and Georgia

Phone:  888-766-7227

http://sonscaperetreats.org/

Tuscarora Resource Center  (2 Free Nights for Pastors)
Our accommodations include hotel style rooms with either King, Queen or two double beds, cottages with two double beds and private bath, the Ribe Lodge with two twin beds, and dormitory style rooms with bunks and shared bath. Our chefs are working hard to serve you with three delicious meals a day. All meals are served family style in our beautiful dining room by waiters & waitresses whose first concern is your satisfaction. Located in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania 


Phone: (570) 897-6000

Web: https://www.tuscarora.org/pastor-retreats

OTHER RESOURCES FOR RETREATS/LODGING

Christian Hospitality Network
Since 2002, CHN’s GetAway ministry; has been blessed to offer rest and refreshment to Missionaries from 84 countries, 76 different Sending Agencies as well as many Independent Missionaries around the world. U.S. and international destinations. https://thechn.org/


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