Counseling / Debriefing / Retreats / Other Resources

Resources 4 Missions – list of travel, housing and vehicle help

CareGivers Forum – “Since 1989 the CareGivers Forum conference has brought together over 150 different ministries caring for pastors and their families. They represent many levels of resources for the pastor, pastoral family, church leaders and missionaries.” 

Calvary Missions Resources – List after list, link after link of resources to help missionaries whether they are currently abroad or in the US. “Calvary Missions Resource Connection is a ministry to missionaries and senders. Our primary goal is to provide missionaries with the information and resources that they need to enable them to fulfill the ministry God has called them to. In addition we work to equip pastors and senders with the information they need to support their missionaries as they prepare for the mission field, while they are living overseas, and upon their return to America.”

Christian Missionary Retreats – “The missionary retreats primary goal is to provide a peaceful sanctuary to global workers where they can rejuvenate and then continue on to their field of service. These inter-denominational Christian retreats offer individuals, families or groups many choices from simple camp settings to serene lakeside cabins to mountain lodges. Many of the locations listed offer discounts and some even offer free lodging for a missionary and family who is serving full-time with a mission agency. These surroundings provide the perfect sabbatical. Many are near great parks for hiking and enjoying the many gifts the Lord has bestowed upon us.”

Christian Missionary Resource – “This website was created by missionaries, for missionaries! Its purpose is to serve as a means of sharing resources with other Christians engaged in overseas missions or cross-cultural ministry. This website contains a lot of content with links to other websites and countless resources. This may feel a little overwhelming at first, which is why we put together this “Start Page” as a way to lay out for you exactly what you can expect to find on our website and also to help you navigate well to ensure that you find exactly what you are looking for.”

Christian Hospitality Network – “Christian Hospitality Network (CHN) is a growing alliance of followers of Jesus Christ who embody kindness and generosity, and desire to use their enchanting places and engaging programs to restore and revitalize all who come their way. To help fulfill this purpose, CHN hosts the Internet’s most comprehensive directory of Christian-owned and operated bed and breakfasts, country inns, wilderness lodges, vacation cottages or cabins, and boutique hotels. These are all distinctive accommodations where the traveling public is warmly welcomed in the name of Jesus (sometime figuratively and sometime literally), and those serving the church around the world can find a rejuvenating getaway experience well within their means.”

Shepherd’s Heart Ministry – “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, Le Moulin Retreat Center in France (The Mill), Birdsong Retreat Center in Israel, Perdon y Amistad Oasis Retreat Center in Mexico, and our Southeast Asia Retreat Center. 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.”

Life Impact Ministries – “Each Oasis is hosted by a qualified couple or single and takes on the “flavor” of that Host’s gifts, calling, and experiences. Check out the specific Oasis you are interested in to determine if you believe that location and host will be able to meet your needs. Some of our Oases may not be suitable for children.”

Christianity Today – List of numerous camps, retreat centers, bed and breakfasts, and otherwise that has discounted or free opportunities for pastors and their families to take some time away from home, away from everything that surrounds leading the people of God. The list is organized by state.

The Cottage on Coronado Island – A one week retreat by the sea at San Diego, California for the personal, marital and family renewal of Christian leaders. Counseling sessions available during your week stay or you may just enjoy some time of refreshment.

Laguna Beach Christian Retreat850-234-2502 |  | 20016 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Campus includes – Housing for up to 1600, No Minimum Group Size, 16 Meeting Rooms, Home-Style Catering Available, 11 Fully-Equipped Commercial Kitchens,Basketball, Volleyball and Gaga Ball Courts, Family Accommodations with Kitchens – Studios to 4 Bedroom Houses, Non Alcohol Campus, 11 Swimming Pools, 3 Heated Pools, On-site Gift Shop, Café, & Coffee Shop

Shepherd’s Rest – 4600 W. Big Elm Rd., Moody, TX 76557 “Walk through the woods and along the creeks. Observe the wildlife and livestock. Or sit on the porch and visit a while. Get away from the grind and connect with your Maker.” *We spent a week (or maybe it was two) at Shepherd’s Rest in 2020. It was just the break we needed and the two families that run the property are wonderful. They have two cottages available and even enough beds for our 5 kids!

Mount Eagle Retreat Center – 935 Beal Rd, Clinton, AR 72031 Phone 501.723.4580 “On our 1000 sacred acres, we offer or host spiritual retreats, family getaways,  mental & physical renewal trips and everything in between. Our goal is to help you have the most amazing retreat for you or your group.  We offer miles of hiking trails, several fire pits, a volleyball court, river access, multiple places for personal & group worship, and amazing views of nature.”