Care and Retreat Resources for Pastors

BurnoutThe statistics on pastor burnout and gifted people leaving the ministry are staggering. Contributing factors are numerous, but a major issue is pastors not taking sufficient time for their own physical and spiritual rest and refreshment.

>Pastors - consider taking time at one of the places devoted to serving those who serve.

>Congregational leaders - encourage your pastors to take a look at these resources and give them the gift of time to be refreshed. Both pastor and congregation will benefit.

Two "Committee Commended Resouces" of the EPC's Ministerial Vocation Committee:

  • Broom Tree Ministries - Upcoming retreats for pastoral couples in April, July, August and October in western Michigan and southern Wisconsin.
  • Quiet Waters - if you need a more intentional retreat with access to counselors, Quiet Waters in Colorado is highly recommended.

Other good places we know about:

Have you participated in a retreat at one of these or a similar place? Leave a comment and let us know about it.

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Ed Bowman on Aug 13, 2013 3:44pm

Glad to see this.