Crossroads Mission Care
Retreat, Lodging, and Counseling Centers
The Well Member Care Center
(Retreat Centers in Middle East, South East Asia, Europe)
We provide five-day, one-on-one counseling intensives at one of our beautiful crisis retreat centers designed to provide a safe and comfortable environment. These intensives are intended for Pastoral Couples, Missionaries and Ministry Leaders who are suffering from burnout, marriage or family issues, or moral failure within the ministry.
303-884-8030 in the U.S. or 705-493-1418 in Canada
Bethel Retreat Center (Kenya)
Provides rest, encouragement and restoration through physical, emotional and spiritual care. Based in Kerugoya town, we are committed to supporting Christians serving with churches, missions and other agencies in Africa. Send e-mail to email@example.com or call
+ 254 202032370
Grace House Resort
In room bath w/hot showers. Single B & B is 2000 ksh Buffet dinner is 750 ksh +254 20 3870407/
9 cell - +254 721 320 917 or +254 722 360 016
Kikuyu Lodge Hotel (Kenya)
Small Comfortable Hotel/Guest House near Nairobi, offering special rates for Aid, Development and Mission workers. Suitable for seminars, training courses and work groups. Airport Transfers and other transport can be arranged.
Tel: ++ 254 66 31194 (KENYA)
(Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda)
African wildlife safaris, Camping Tours, Uganda Gorilla Treks, budget camping, beach holidays, mountain climbing, gorilla safaris, masai mara camping safaris. We have special offers for missionaries.
Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
PH: ++ 254 733 778343
Mission Barnabas (Nairobi, Kenya)
Contact Ronnie and Debbie Matheny at Ronnie@MissionBarnabasInt.org
Namirembi Guest House (Kampala, Uganda)
Namirembi guest house is a home away from home. It offers a clean, neat and quiet atmosphere for accommodation, food and conference hall. Send e- mail to email@example.com
PH: ++ 256 41 273778
P.O. Box 105, Sussex NB EOE 1PO
13-15 hrs. from PA, 12-14 hrs. from N.Y.C., 14 hrs. from Toronto.
Katafiyio Anglican Retreat House
Located in the small village of Kapedes, 30 km south of Nicosia, on the edge of Machairas Forest. It is ideally situated to provide a place of relaxation for anyone, from any denomination, to take timeout for rest, quiet reflection and prayer. Individuals and small groups (up to 20 people) are welcome for retreats and quiet days.
PH: ++ 357 2267 1220
Le Château de Saint Albain (France)
The Château is a ministry of Grace Brethren International Missions, a retreat center used by evangelical churches and individuals from all over Europe. Located in the small village of Saint Albain, the Château provides a relaxing setting for church retreats, training seminars, youth events, or just a chance to get away for a quiet weekend.
Christian Holiday and Conference Center (Italy)
Interested in waking to the sound of cow bells and sunlight streaming into the valley from the Italian Alps? OM Italy has "Forterocca", a center that offers quality accommodation for about 200 persons (and 25 beds are suitable for the disabled) and several conference rooms. The center has been built to help churches grow their missionary vision, a place where younger generation could be trained. Contact Sergio at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grima Christian Retreat House (Southeast Spain) (free)
Old Spanish house in the beautiful Almeria province of SE Spain for up to two weeks. Contact James or Jane Burns. Phone: (044) 01275 846678. Email: email@example.com ; put Grima on subject line.
Casa Nesca – Retreat Centre (Southern Spain)
Small informal home for retreat and holidays for Christians. Secluded garden & private pool.
B&B, half board or self-catering. Reductions for missionaries. Free transport from Malaga
airport. Tel: ++ 34 95 2371380 Fax: ++ 34 95 2371380
Schloss Heroldeck (Austria)
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Poised on a wooded slope overlooking Lake Millstatt, Calvary Chapel's Schloss Heroldeck ("the castle") provides a relaxing, Christian atmosphere for guests. The castle is on a hillside above Lake Millstatt in Austria near the town of Spittal. It is approximately 4.5 hours from Munich by car, 2.5 hours from Salzburg.
The Hiding Place (England)
A quiet resting place for the Christian worker. Low fees. Located in Sutton-in-Ashfield in the UK, some 15 miles north of Nottingham. Approximately one hour from Birmingham Int. Airport and two hours from Manchester airport. Contact Charles and Rachel Claydon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 01623-441-937 or Mobile-07769-941-273
VCH – Assoc. of Christian Hotels (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Brittan and Poland)
A number of our associated hotels continue to be owned by religious or charitable institutions. - Whether you're on holiday or travelling for business, whether you want to stay in the countryside or in city centers: the VCH hotel co-operative features a great choice of hotels. These are managed by people who are loyal to Christian values and create an equivalent atmosphere for their guests.
Gibraltar, Europa Retreat Center
Wake up to a spectacular view of both the Straits and the bay of Gibraltar. Very reasonable rate. Contact them at email@example.com or (350) 49343.
Bethany Ministries (near Hong Kong)
Cheung Chau Island
Bethany Ministries is a member care organization for Christians and their families serving the Lord. We are committed to providing rest, encouragement and restoration through appropriate physical, emotional, and spiritual care. Set on a hill in attractive grounds overlooking the Sea, Bethany's location is idyllic
five minutes to sandy beaches, peaceful walks around rocky coves and yet the town with its restaurants and shops is just nearby. The pressure of the city is replaced by a small and friendly island with no cars, pollution or constant noise. Come for as long as you need.
Home to Home
has members listed in New Zealand
Chevin Cottage (New Zealand) (free)
Friends of Tim and Daphne Stapleton friends in Pakari (north part of the north island near the east coast) who have placed their cottage on the market as a vacation rental cottage. The cottage is located in a rural setting on a farm. Only about a mile drive to a very nice beach. Only about 1 hour to Auckland. They have a great desire to make the cottage available FREE OF CHARGE to any missionary looking for a place to lay their head and enjoy the beauty of New Zealand. Do NOT book the cottage from this website. You will be charged. Contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can give you Kevin and Cheryl’s personal contact information. They would consider it a joy to serve you.
Alpha Residence (Lima, Peru)
A lovely clean Christian Hostel with 11 rooms in a quiet residential area of Lima-Miraflores. $10 per person or $20 couple and includes a continental breakfast. The address is: 565 Avenida de La Aviacion in Miraflores, Lima, Peru, South America. Phone are: 011-51-1-241-3386 or 011-51-1¬241- 1446. They have a travel agency called Turismo Alfa (Alpha Tours).
Home to Home has members listed in this country.
Missionary Retreat Center
Since 1932 Doane Rest has been an oasis for spiritual and physical refreshment where God's servants can retreat in the beautiful Cordillera Mountain Range of Central Luzon. Doane Rest exists to provide a peaceful setting enveloped in the natural beauty of Baguio City where missionaries, Christian workers and church members can rest and renew themselves to more effectively fulfill their ministry calling.
Send e-mail to email@example.com .
First Love International Ministries
Mission Guest Condominiums available daily or weekly. Manila Philippines. Suggested donation rates are very reasonable for one condo at 750-1000 pesos per night. We have one condo that can accommodate a group up to 9 persons. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
PH: ++ 632 658 0462
OMF has first call on facilities. Rooms that would be otherwise unused, we are happy to provide hospitality. The cost for an air-conditioned room is S$38 with a S$6 supplement for use of the aircon (50c an hour). Meals in the Dining Room can be provided at S$9 a day. All bills to be settled in Sing dollars for cash unless other arrangements made.
Bangkok Christian Guest House
50 guest rooms, 123 Saladaeng Soi 2, Bangkok, Thailand 10500
Phone: +66 (0)2 233 6303 Fax: +66 (0)2 237 174
The Dwelling (Chiang Mai) (free if receiving member care services) http://www.thedwelling.info/TheDwelling/Dwelling. html
Now available for free to any and all missionaries desiring a relaxing, private getaway and wanting to receive any kind of member care services. The Dwelling is a beautiful, fully-furnished 4-bedroom, 3- bathroom home, plus an office/counseling room with A/C in every room, wireless internet, use of a van, motorcycle and bicycles, and sleeps up to 11 people in beds. Use of a community pool and fitness center only a block away. Member Care services can be obtained through The Well Member Care Center,
The Juniper Tree (Hua Hin and Chiang Mai)
Offering rest and refreshment for Christian workers in Asia, working in situations outside of their own culture. They are an evangelical, non- denominational, charitable foundation, set up to provide places where individuals, couples or families can come to find physical and spiritual refreshment to enable them to return to their sphere of service. We are not a guest house or hotel, but rather our aim is to provide a home away from home, for Christian workers on a low budget to come and enjoy the peaceful environment. The Juniper Tree has 2 different locations, one at Hua Hin, on the Gulf of Thailand, south-west of Bangkok and the other in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s bustling second city, in the north of the country. Send email to email@example.com . PH: ++ 66 53 140914
Cornerstone Counselling Foundation
Bethesda By the Sea
Our Mission is to help struggling servants of the Lord “make it to the healing waters of the Pool of Bethesda” so that they may be Rested in body, Renewed in soul, and Refreshed in spirit.
Our Vision is to see valiant kingdom servants Restored to eternally fruitful ministry on the front lines of the spiritual battle.
A visit to Bethesda by the Sea may be just what you need to experience a fresh encounter with the Lord that will restore your soul by:
Resting your body
Renewing your soul (mind, will, & emotions)
Refreshing your spirit
We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about Bethesda by the Sea — who we are, what we do, and what a visit for intensive pastoral counseling would look like. We are glad to answer any questions that you might have, and we would be delighted to welcome you to Bethesda by the Sea!
Mission to Missionaries exists to serve missionaries. We want missionaries to enjoy a retreat center focused on them, and we don’t want money to be the reason they don’t come. EdenRidge currently welcomes over 1,000 missionary guests a year, and plans to expand facilities to welcome 10,000 guests a year.
The key word at EdenRidge is rest. For some, rest may mean relaxing at EdenRidge in one of our beautifully furnished and decorated guest cabins, enjoying the calm and serene surroundings. For others, it will be enjoying time as a family at some of the great parks and attractions in the area or the many amenities in nearby Fairfield Glade. After a stay at EdenRidge, our prayer is that missionaries will be well-rested, renewed, and ready to continue their travels in the United States or to return to their field of service. Pastor and missionary rates available.
2-3 week intensive counseling sessions
Locations Kalamazoo, Michigan
866 944.3011 (toll free)
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.
Beside Still Waters (free, but deposit 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.
Broom Tree Ministries (free)
Five-day retreats. Three beautiful facilities in Wisconsin and Michigan.
(two free nights for missionaries)
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.
Creekside in the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado (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 firstname.lastname@example.org (don't reserve through Estes Park central--that is for our property management firm's vacation customers).
En Gedi Retreat
Steamboat Springs, CO (free)
En Gedi Retreat is a free retreat home for pastors and missionaries located on Fish and Cross’ beautiful 4,000 acre ranch, nestled right up against the Rocky Mountains, just south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Its vision is to provide a place of solitude, relaxation and a positive environment to heal, encourage and refresh pastors, missionaries and their families, so that they are better equipped, rested and ready for the ministry work that God has called them to.
Roan Mountain, Tennessee
Hilltop Renewal Center –
Private retreats, spiritual guidance available
Located in Pine Cove, California
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).
Point of Contact: Ron and Ruth Berger
Located in Port Ludlow, Washington
Mountain Learning Center
June Lake, California
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.
Quiet Place Ministries (free)
Located in Michigan, Quiet Place Ministries does not yet own property, but it does rent cottages or cabins in quiet, peaceful settings for missionaries to have a retreat at no cost for lodging. Quiet Place Ministries provides places where families can spend time together with the Lord. Children are welcome (meals are not included).
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.
(donation requested, but not required)
Located north of Phoenix, Arizona, we seek to provide food, shelter, and a place of solitude for those in ministry that find that they need to spend time away from their normal routine in order to seek restoration of body and soul through communion with God.
Or call 480-595-2756.
(For individual or family stays, a donation may be made to help with the expenses.
Located in Noblesville, Indiana. The guest house is a place where traveling missionaries can come apart for physical, spiritual, emotional, and ministry renewal.
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.
Shepherd’s Heart -
One on one counseling intensives for full-time Christian workers in Colorado and Michigan – Contact
Counseling intensives in group setting for pastors and ministry personnel in Colorado, Tennessee, and Georgia
Contact: (888) 766-7227
The Brook at Bethpage (first visit free)
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.
Billy Graham Training Center
Ashville, North Carolina.
Ask for Clergy Appreciation Month for less expensive events.
Tuscarora Resource Center
Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania
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.
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. http://www.christianhospitalitynetwork.com/about/ missionarygetaways
Retreat Centers throughout the World listed at MMCT http://storage.cloversites.com/mmctmobilemember careteam/documents/3.2%20Communiqu %20Jun%2009%20- %20ACCOMODATIONS%20and%20RETREATS.pdf
THRIVE (some scholarships available) www.thrive.org (formerly Women of the Harvest)
Woodland Park, Colorado
The mission of Potter’s Inn is to provide care of the soul to leaders in the marketplace and ministry for the sake of others. Caring for the soul of people is important because in the midst of our life and work, and all of our efforts to make life work, we can in fact “lose” our souls in the process.
Phone: (719) 264-8837
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.
A get-away from the every day...Beautiful, comfortable, safe, space to accomodate your event in Black Forest, Colorado
El Tesoro Retreat Center
We provide the comfortable, home-like environment, and the sacred spaces. Our Hospitality Team will help you plan your stay, while your group leader provides the program.
Our mission, since 2003, is to provide a place of respite for those seeking a break from the noise and haste of the world and to reconnect with God.
El Tesoro de los Angeles Retreat Center is also a place for families to reunite and for businesses to come to provide refreshment for their staffs.
The Affordable Travel Club (ATC)
Phone: 253 - 858 - 2172
Phone: 253 - 444 - 7699
6556 Snug Harbor Lane
Gig Harbor WA 98335
The Affordable Travel Club (ATC) is a secular organization that networks people who sincerely enjoy meeting other people, who enjoy sharing their homes, area, and travel experiences, and who are interested in economical travel. When members travel, they host each other in their homes. There is no obligation to that host for a reciprocal visit. AFC has over 2400 member households in 49 states and 50 countries.
The yearly household membership dues for US, Canada, & Mexico residents is $65 with a computer directory and $80 with printed directory. For Overseas members the cost is Free with a computer directory and $20 with a $20 with a printed directory
The lodging gratuity per night for club members is $15 single, $20 double, and each additional person $10. Overseas hosts may add an additional $10 to the above gratuity.
The ATC's online directory is updated daily, and includes the ATC Bulletin Board, newsletters, house and pet-sitting, and home exchange information. It also has an "Other Affordable Lodging" section, with economical hotels, B&B rentals, and other affordable accommodations recommended by our members. The rates are reasonable but higher than the ATC gratuity.