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Clergy Retreat Options

Spiritual renewal time is a time to recover and recenter in the Lord. It is deep time in rest, silence, solitude, prayer, and study with God. Spiritual renawal is not a vacation, though God certainly intends for us to find enjoyment in life and so it can include time of enjoyment and liveliness or playfulness. 

We clergy need to be at our best so that we can rest first in being who God called us to be and then do our best for the churches we are called to serve. I encourage you to plan some time for spiritual renewal periodically throughout the year, even if it is just a 2 day/overnight time every couple of months. Laity, please encourage your pastor in this. Our burden is heavy and we all need time away to stay yoked to Christ by spending deep time abiding in God. This way God's rest and the filling of the Holy Spirit is always at hand.

Some Options: Extensive List of Free & Discounted Pastor Retreat and Vacation Locations



AnchorLight Bed and Breakfast Persons employed by a Christian Ministry always get a 20% discount on weekend rates. Lighthouse sleep experience. Other rooms available. 

Located: Crane Hill, AL

Camp Victory
Located: Samson, AL


Beside Still Waters

Beside Still Waters is a program that wishes to bless Gods servants from all areas of the globe, by providing, a place of rest and refocus. This program is not provided to give a free vacation. It is intended for those who are in spiritual need of refreshment in the Lord and who are seeking god’s direction. We define a servant as an experienced pastors, ministers, missionaries, bishops, priests, or rabbis, etc. (Applicant must have three years or more service in good standing.) The townhouses we provide are located on Anna Maria Island, Florida approximately one block from the beach.

The use of the unit is donated to your ministry by an anonymous donor. Your ministry MUST provide an IRS determination letter that states they are recognized as a 501(C)3 tax exempt Organization in order to be approved.
Located: Bradenton, FL

Capernaum Inn

Capernaum Inn includes a Main Lodge (Crary House) in which meal preparation, presentations for up to 65 people, and two small break-out rooms (for up to 10 people each) are available. In addition, eight fully furnished cabins are available in one and two bedroom configurations of Twin, Full and King Beds that can sleep up to 41 people with the use of the sofa sleepers. In the center of the cabin area is the Evans Gathering Room, a building that comfortably seats 15 people for small group discussion, meeting, video or music presentations.And finally, the Inn has 17 RV Sites that are fully equipped for Motorhomes, 5th Wheels, or Travel Trailers. They all include water, septic, electricity (30 and 50 amp), and free WiFi. We have a special rate for pastors and ministry leaders. We also have group rates specially tailored to fit your Group. Please call or e-mail us for more information: (863) 439-1080 / 
Located: Lake Wales, FL

Shalom Healing Home

The Shalom Home Pastor's Retreat is a place of refreshing, empowerment and rest for Pastors, Ministers and Church Leaders. Those of us in the ministry, sometimes suffer with the stress of ministry life and the hurts and traumas of the people to whom we minister. The Shalom Home Pastor's Retreat is a place of restoration, rest and empowerment for those in full-time or part-time ministry. The Shalom Home Pastor's Retreat is situated on our "Oasis of Hope" property that has 10.5 acres in a quiet country setting. We have our own lake for fishing, relaxing or mediation. The Shalom Home Pastor's Retreat is an outreach ministry of The Christian Healing Center of Ormond Beach, FL. Our prayer for you, is that at the Shalom Home Pastor's Retreat, you experience a quiet country setting with little or no interference from the outside world so you can get refresh and hear from God like never before. We have no TV or internet on the property, however, there is great cell service in the area. Come and experience the rest you need.
Located: Pierson, FL

Camp Gilead
Located: Polk City, FL

Wesleyan Village
Located: Brooksville, FL


Camp Tygart

  • Camp Tygart is located in Ray City, GA near Valdosta.
  • It is the perfect place to spend quality time with God in solitude and/or with the help of a spiritual friend. 
  • There are walking paths through the woods, beautiful places to sit, a hammock swing, a prayer chapel, 
  • Whether you're looking to spend a couple of days on retreat or a couple months, we can help craft the perfect experience for you. 
  • Self-guided retreat is available or a custom retreat can be provided. 
  • Prices are $75 per day for United Methodist Church members and $110 for non-members which includes breakfast lunch and dinner.
    • We are looking for grants to help scholarship clergy retreats.

Green Bough

  • Green Bough is located in Adrian, GA near Dublin. 
  • You will participated in a silent retreat, during which you abstained from conversation.
  • Silence is only broken for chapel services and spiritual direction, and every now and then at mealtime. 
  • There are walking paths through farm fields and woods, a beautiful chapel, a cozy library, and trees the perfect distance apart to hang one’s hammock, among many other hidden treasures.
  • Cost: $50 a night which includes breakfast lunch and dinner.
    • Address: 876 Pendleton Creek Rd, Adrian, GA 31002
    • Phone: (478) 668-4758

The Shepherds Refuge

These servants of the Lord are sponsored by a group of people who care for their well-being:

  • Vocational/Bi-Vocational Christian Pastors and their spouse. If retired or in transition, you must email our board to review your situation.
  • Full-Time Church Staff in a Leadership Position and their spouse.
  • Full-time Christian ministry staff in a leadership position and their spouse.
  • Missionaries who are under the umbrella of an accredited mission organization and their spouse.

We do ask for a deposit:

  • The only temporary cost to our guests is a refundable reservation deposit to secure the dates.
  • Deposit amounts and conditions are disclosed on the reservation page.
  • Transportation and pocket money is not included.
  • Guests staying in the Upper Room at the Lodge are invited to join the hosts for any of the meals they might have, whereas the guests in the Selah and Shiloh Cabin have their own kitchen.

Galatians 6:6 Retreats
Located: Rome, GA

WinShape Retreat
Located: Mt. Berry, GA


A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place, Inc. (AQP), a rest and renewal retreat center for couples or singles in full time Christian ministry, is an independent, non-denominational, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Surrounded by over 100 acres of timber and rolling hills, the four-bedroom log home located near Lancaster, Kentucky, provides a peaceful setting for our guests to experience rest and renewal. The five-day sabbatical, beginning Sunday evening and continuing through Friday morning, is offered free of charge to our guests. AQP can provide up to four couples or singles each week a place of refuge and rejuvenation—a place where they can relax and be still as they draw close to God. After guests have completed the Application for Sabbatical and have signed the Statement of Faith, they will receive a guest information packet about their stay. During the week, guests will enjoy a leisurely-paced self-directed program that blends self-study, group discussion, relaxation, and solitude to nurture and strengthen each individual and his/her relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Located: Bryantsville, KY


Draw Nigh Ministries is a place and time of renewal and rest for you, a rekindling of your soul and excitement for Christ Jesus and the work He has called you to do. This is for men who are in the ministry as a pastor, evangelist or a missionary. Some call it a retreat. We're hoping, rather, that it's an advance. Fellowship: If there are any issues that you are going through, or just need to talk to another man of Christ, Jeff is available during your stay to meet with you, with Bible in hand, for everything should be backed by and grounded on the Word of God. And everything said will be confidential. They also understand the importance of coming together, either as a couple, or as a family, and this can be a wonderful place for that, too. You may come alone or with your wife, or with your children (limit 4, due to the space in the cottage). It's up to you. The cottage only has one bedroom, but they can set up additional cotts in the living room area for your children. Your stay is completely free! Questions and references needed upon calling. See website for contact info.
Located: Pinehurst, NC

Ridgecrest Conference Center is located less than a day’s drive from over 15 states, sitting conveniently just off Interstate 40 outside bustling Asheville, but once you enter the gates, you’ll feel like you’re miles away from the rest of the world. Cradled in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Ridgecrest’s 1,300 acres invite you to leave your cares at the gate. Providing meeting and event planners of Christian conferences and retreats one-stop shopping and first-class customer service in a Christian environment, Ridgecrest understands your needs and helps you manage your budget. Before you even set foot on the campus, Ridgecrest’s staff will be praying for you, your event and its attendees. If you are a Christian meeting planner seeking the ideal location for your next conference or event, a pastor or ministry leader preparing a personal or Staff Retreat or a family looking for a unique mountain Spiritual Retreat, our mission is simple: Cultivating experiences, nurturing relationships, impacting lives for God’s glory. 
Located: Ridgecrest, NC

Ridge Haven Brevard campus is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the scenic and spacious Ridge Haven Camp and Retreat Center is the ideal setting for camps, weekend retreats, family vacations, seminars, and more. From motel rooms, lodges, and apartments to a wide variety of recreational activities, Ridge Haven can fulfill your specific needs to get away from the daily stresses of life. 
Located: Brevard, NC


Myrtle Beach Christian Retreat.

The Retreat Center is located about two blocks from the beach and is a wonderful place to take your family. The food is good, the location is excellent and the accommodations are relaxing. 

Rev Henry and his wife Lynn Brock are Executive Directors who have hearts for encouraging pastors, so they offer pastors and their families a once a year get away. From August to around the end of May a pastor and his immediate family can reserve a room for up to five days and four nights (Monday through Friday) for free. The one exception is during spring break when the Center is booked solid with youth groups.
Located: Myrtle Beach


Chalet Retreat Ministries The primary mission of Chalet Retreat Ministry is to provide rest for weary and burdened souls. Chalet Ministry is a retreat center located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee. For 40 years, we have been serving pastors, missionaries, and Christians in every walk of life for personal and family retreats. We offer the ideal setting to escape the daily stress of your busy life in a panorama of God's beautiful creation; a space to get away from all the demands of ministry and life and find rest. At the heart of Chalet Retreat is the desire to bring encouragement to those in ministry, to those serving in missions, and to Christians in every walk of life who seek to be strengthened and renewed for the tasks to which God has called them. We also offer counseling for those who request it. Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of East Tennessee, we currently have six chalets that sleep from 1 - 7 people. We can also accommodate groups and have a small conference room available. For those that request it, we offer counseling with a professional counselor. If you are looking for a place to rest, recharge, and refocus, this is it. Chalet Retreat is a 501c3 ministry and for that reason, fees are kept as low as possible to make it affordable to those it serves. Donations from churches, businesses, and individuals make this possible. 
Located: Roan Mountain, Tennessee

Elijah's Harbor is a place to come and get renewed physically, emotionally and spiritually. We offer pastors a break from the welcomed burden that comes with leading a church. Leaders are shown new methods and principles to help them grow in a safe, challenging environment. Couples can relax and renew their marriage commitment under the counseling of qualified mentors. Youth groups have access to the 200 acre property filled with activities to challenge and inspire them in their faith and Christian walk. Each day in the Christian Life Center world-class teachers, counselors and life coaches conduct workshops and personal mentoring for our guests. Elijah's Harbor has 3, 4 and 5 bedroom guest homes, as well as a carriage house and rooms available in the mansion. We’d love to have you! 
Located: Greeneville, TN

Shepherd's Haven of Rest Ministries purpose is to provide a ministry of spiritual help and encouragement to pastors and wives (including staff members, missionaries and their wives) that serves to rekindle the fires of their passion for God and ministry as well as their love for each other. The long-term goal of SHOR ministries is to help curb the dropout rate of pastors and to see men and their wives serve the Lord in power and joy.
Located: Arlington, TN

Christian Pastor Retreat
Located: Jamestown, TN

Lighthouse Christian Camp
Located: Smithville, TN

SonScape Retreats
Whitestone Country Inn
Located: Kingston, TN


Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center

The location was close to all the attractions in the historic section of Williamsburg, VA (20 minutes away). The grounds are beautiful with lots to do including a pool in season. On the 300 acre property, there were plenty of easy hiking trails through their private woods.

Offers pastors and their families two free nights in either their 22 site RV campgrounds (they also have a tent village next to the pool), in the cabins that sleeps seven (which are very nice and modern), or in the Oakwood Lodge (which includes a room for four or a room with a kitchenette that sleeps two). If you want to stay for more than two days they only charge 50% of the regular room rate per night. When meals are served in the beautiful dining room those meals are also 50% off.
Located: Williamsburg

New Season Retreat
Located: Warrenton, VA


Mountains of Faith is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian retreat consisting of 235 beautiful wooded acres in the Central Lakes Region of West Virginia. There are miles of walking, hiking, mountain biking trails and a 2 and 1/2 acre pond for guests to enjoy. Some of the best Whitewater rafting in the world is within an hour and a half drive. There are two lakes within an hour where you can swim, fish and rent a boat. If you enjoy the outdoors, West Virginia offers a wide variety of activities. Horseback riding, kayaking, rock climbing, caving and Whitewater rafting are among the many available options. We currently have 3, 2-bedroom cottages and a larger 7 bedroom 2 story guest house (Cedar House) where guests can relax and enjoy the serene beauty and relaxing atmosphere of Faith Mountain. Each location has a air-conditioning, fully equipped kitchens(stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots, pans, utensils), and a fire pit with a grate for those relaxing campfire meals (We even supply the fire wood!). The two bedroom cottages, sleeps 7, and are completely furnished with a gas fireplace, whirlpool bath and two queen-sized beds upstairs, a queen sofa-bed in the living room and a love seat/single bed in one of the upstairs bedrooms. All cottages have a beautiful, wooded setting with a private back porch with a great view, and a hammock for those lazy afternoons. 
Located: Rosedale, WV

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