Pastors, are you feeling stagnant? Burnt out? In need of a spiritual breakthrough? First off, don’t be afraid to admit when you need some real one-on-one time with God. Paying attention to your spiritual needs and well-being is crucial for a healthy relationship with God. Retreats for Pastors bring spiritual refreshment and is a great way to decompress and get deep with God. Think about it, Jesus was constantly going off on his own to find solace and to pray. If Jesus felt the need to get away, we should also yearn for that same secluded time with God. Perhaps you haven’t truly connected with your spouse in a couple months or dare I say, years. Any amount of time is too long really. But it’s never too late to work on your marriage and stoke those ashes. Whatever situation you find yourself in as a leader, fighting for intimate time with God and your marriage are necessities.
Church, think about your Pastor, Priest, Evangelist, or Leader, aren’t they always available to listen and to offer spiritual advice for those in need? It’s easy to forget that they go through similar trials, maybe they are married, maybe they have a family, maybe they have money, those are all areas where trials can arise. But what do they do? Where do they go? Who do they talk to? We are not doing them a favor by thinking they have it all together or that they don’t go through trials just because they lead the congregation. There are options out there that aim to specifically help Pastors or church leaders find refreshment. Retreats for Pastors are mainly for their benefit and the benefit of their marriages.
Here is a list of 20 retreats for Pastors and getaways that could be beneficial for their spiritual walks. Some are free, some charge a fee, but whatever it is, isn’t it worth finding a way to support your Pastor when they need it?