THE WHAT

Here in Western North Carolina we host a pastoral care retreat program called Restoration House.  Restoration House works with area inns, bed and breakfasts and seasonal rental homes to provide a quiet, relaxing get away for Christian leaders, along with their families, facing burnout or just needing a break.    

THE WHY

Pastors, Ministers, and Christian leaders are all real people with real problems. These men and women are often present for others through their most difficult times. Yet when these faithful servants find themselves in need of such support, they often feel alone and without support. Ministry Leaders desperately need time, extended time, to rest and recharge. Very few vocations have the emotional highs and lows as that of a ministry leader.
 

  • 50% of ministers who start out will not last past 5 years.

  • 70% of ministers felt God called them to pastoral ministry before their ministry began but after 3 years of ministry only 50% still feel called.

  • Over 1,700 pastors left the ministry in 2012.

  • 50% of pastors feel so discouraged that they would leave the ministry if they could but, do not know what they would do to make a living.

  • Over 45% of pastors say they’ve experienced depression or burnout to the extent that they need to take a leave of absence from ministry but know they can’t because it’s a sign of weakness and people will not understand.

  • Many pastors skip vacations several years in a row for different reasons: no staff, conflict in the church or finances do not allow for vacation. 

 

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THE HOW

Know a pastor or ministry leader needing a break?  Click the Refer a Pastor button below to submit a referral.

 

 

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