Similar Ministries and Locations

Life Impact has compiled the following list of locations as a courtesy. It makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the services provided.

Hosted and Unhosted Places of Rest

In addition to Life Impact’s hosted Oases, we also provide information for other individuals or organizations who provide either hosted or unhosted facilities for rest and refreshment of Christian Workers. We hope that through Life Impact or the ministries below you will be served and cared for well.

Find refuge at Kerith Springs Lodge.

Kerith Springs located near beautiful Sisters, OR offers a pastor (or missionary) and their spouse a place, a time, and an opportunity to rebuild their hopes, restore their vision, recapture their enthusiasm, and refresh their spirits. The Lodge offers a place to relax away from the pressures of ministry where there is ample provision for sustained reflection, personal renewal and professional resources for ministry planning.  You can find out more information, contact info and booking at http://kerithspringslodge.org

Bridge Ministries Oasis – Michigan

The BMI Oasis is a hosted place of rest for Pastors, Missionaries, and other Christian Leaders. We also provide our ministry guests with optional Care Services, such as confidential coaching and life-focusing resources, when they visit. Click here to learn more: Bridge Ministries Oasis  or email John at info@bridge-ministries.net

Promised Land Oasis

Obby and Rali Stefanov have been in active ministry for over twenty years leading a church, providing social services, organizing Christian seminars, conferences, camps, retreats, doing personal counseling, coaching, and discipleship training. Two years ago, the Lord led them to establish The Promised Land Complex which provides respite for Christian workers, a vacation place for Bulgarians and foreigners, and financial resources for their ministry activities. Their heart to serve Christian leaders moves them to offer workers a clean and quiet room, relaxing atmosphere, Internet, library, meals, coaching, and prayer support, at an exceptionally good price. Check them out for a Personal Retreat. Learn more

Shelter Ministries was founded in 2001 to “provide the poor wanderer with shelter.” Isaiah 58:6,7. We provide a place where missionaries can recover their energy and renew their vision; a place where they can reconnect as families, and linger with Jesus, so that He can meet with them and speak to their soul and spirit. It’s a safe place to rest, walk, pray, read, play with their kids, get re-acquainted with their spouse, evaluate, renew and regroup. Learn More

Paracletos

The purpose of Paracletos is to provide encouragement, training, tools and other resources that will help the body of Christ to be more effective in their ministry of caring for the harvest force. We do not exist to replace the local church, nor to do that which the local church ought to be doing, but to equip, encourage and enable the members of Christ’s body to do the work of ministry. Learn more

ServantCARE is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to serving those very people, missionaries and those in ministry. We do not supplant the support provided by mission agencies or ministries, but rather seek to enhance that care by providing additional, as well as supplemental services. Almost every mission agency cares deeply for its personnel, and provides training, encouragement, and support for them. Learn more

Sanur Retreat

The guesthouse is not available in July and August. Feel free to inquire about dates after August. Do you need a personal retreat to rest and get some extra time with the Lord, your spouse, or family? This beautiful, luxurious Villa is located on the east side of the Island of Bali in a quiet neighborhood only a 15 minute walk from the beach. It has 2 bedrooms (1 with kingsize and 1 with two large double beds), 2 baths and an open living area and kitchen. Take a refreshing swim in the private pool and then relax with a good “read” or snooze on the outside veranda. Length of stay: The minimum stay for a missionary, pastor or humanitarian worker is two nights. The maximum stay is one week. If you desire to stay longer, talk with the owner, Mark, about special per night or weekly rates. The place accommodates a family of 4 well, but is also suitable for a family of 6 with smaller children. You are also within walking distance to grocery stores and several world class restaurants. The British Consulate is only one-half mile away. This side of the island has a European feel to it since so many tourists come from Holland, France, and Germany. learn more

The Mountain Cabin

Is located in the center of Colorado, by Mount Columbia and the Collegiate Peaks, only 5 miles NW of Buena Vista. Ministers and missionaries in need of rest are welcome to use the lower walk out level of The Mountain Cabin, consisting of 2 bedrooms and a full bath. There is a small kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. There is no TV but sporadic wireless internet access is available. Besides drinking in the beauty of the area for rest and refreshment, The Mountain Cabin is close to the Arkansas River with rafting available in the summer. Ski areas are about an hour away and there is hiking almost year round. A suggested donation to Restoration International is $30/night to help cover costs.

You can email restorationintl@aol.com for more information

Ontario, Canada

The spacious main living area of the cottage features cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows that create a bright and open space in which to unwind. With a couch, two love seats, and two easy chairs, there is plenty of space for everyone in the family to relax. Here you can enjoy the 47″ HD TV with satellite, VCR or DVD player on a cool evening or when the sun’s too hot. Adjacent to the living room is a large kitchen and dining area. All the modern conveniences are available as well as ample counter and cupboard space to prepare your meals. Patio doors in the dining room lead to a large deck that extends to the entire width of the cottage. Sit and read your book or do some journaling while drinking in the beauty of the panoramic landscape. With over 300 square feet of deck at the cottage and patio chairs, loungers, muskoka chairs and a barbecue, there is plenty of space to enjoy the sunny weather. You can also climb to the Crows Nest and enjoy one of Lake Huron’s world famous sunsets. The cottage is quite available in the off-season, but during the high season two weeks are being offered at a significant discount for Missionaries, Pastors, and other Christian workers.  For more pictures and general information on the house and location you can go to www.rentcottage.com  (it is cottage # 469 on that website).  To inquire about availability and discounts please contact the owners at and mention your status – ontariooasis@gmail.com

Rosehill Mission House

This home in Washington is available for year-long rentals, though it may be available for shorter amounts of time if an opening is available. Rent is $800 a month not including utilities. Feel free to contact the caretaker at office@rosehillpc.org or by clicking here.

Meadow Creek Retreat

Life Impact Partners, Jerry & Lu Ann Broekhuis, are making their vacation home in Fortine, Montana available for R&R to Missionaries, Pastors of small churches, and Care Givers of the disabled. The retreat is offered free of charge to those that qualify. Meadow Creek Retreat offers all the amenities of a modern home. There are two bedrooms which can comfortably sleep four individuals, a full kitchen, laundry and two full bathrooms. Unfortunately this house cannot accommodate small children. The Retreat is located less than an hour away from Glacier International Airport and Glacier National Park, and 16 miles south of the Canadian border on Highway 93 in a wonderful recreation area. Activities include golfing, hiking, fishing and relaxation. Must stay 5-7 nights.  Please contact lubroekhuis@frontier.com for more information or booking.

75 Retreat homes by state – Great resource!

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Barnabas Zentrum

Counseling retreats for missionaries: Barnabas Zentrum (BZ) is located in Millstatt, Austria and provides a counseling retreat ministry for missionaries and pastors. BZ’s retreats are in English and run for one and two weeks with a maximum of 8 persons. BZ desires to minister to those who equip others both spiritually and emotionally.  Email: barnabaszentrum@juno.com

Rancho de la Paz

A place where God’s workers find rest, relaxation, and restoration. It is a place of retreat in Southern California to pastors, missionaries, and other Christian workers who are involved in spreading the Kingdom of God on earth. It is located in rural Southern California, about 60 miles south east of LA, 65 miles north of San Diego, and only 5 miles from lovely Lake Elsinore. Transition Missionary Housing, Restoration Hill, and Writer’s Haven are offered. In addition to six guest rooms, there are three spaces for RVs with hookups.

Le Reposoir

Are you a missionary in Europe in need of some rest and relaxation in order to stay effective in your work? Then take some days at Le Reposoir in the French countryside. This is a “no-cost” retreat opportunity for you!

He Restoreth Ministries

He Restoreth Ministries provides a retreat center and encouragement/counseling for missionaries only. The retreat center is located on 114 acres of beautiful Oregon forest with a lovely pond and two gorgeous creeks and is run by Brent and Ruth Ullom. Ruth has a passion for hospitality and Brent is a master’s level counselor. They have been involved with missions their whole lives. Brent offers counseling, debriefing, and encouragement to missionaries at any time (online or by phone).

Blogs, Organizations and other care helps:

grs-logo  Godspeed Resource Connection

An organization of individuals gathered by a common belief and purpose, who are passionate about helping intercultural workers thrive, so that they are enabled to fulfill their calling.

• Check out their program to help students re-enter the US to attend college: MK/TCK Re-entry Retreat

Michèle Phoenix

Michele Phoenix writes an excellent blog on Missionary Kid issues and points parents and MKs toward Resources that can help move MK’s forward in their special and unique lives. Check out these links. • Michèle Phoenix • MK & TCK resources

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Life Impact exists to provide rest and renewal for Christian workers in ministry. We are committed to help you meet those needs. Unfortunately, we do not provide pass through stays for travel. Other venues can meet that need. We look forward to hosting you.

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