Pastoral Counseling Centers

Alongside, Inc.
The Barnabas Ministries
Blessing Ranch
Broom Tree Ministries
Clergy Recovery Network
Eagle’s Glen
El Monte Pastoral Renewal Center
Emerge Ministries
Fairhaven Ministries
Fairhaven Ministries (Canada)
Faith Mountain
Highpoint Inn
The Lodge
Love Path International
Marble Retreat
Mountain Top Retreat
Nehemiah Ministries
Pastor Care Network
Pastors Retreat Network
Pinnacle Ministries
Recovery Churches
Refresh Retreat Network
Restoration Ministries
Quiet Waters Ministries
The Shalom House
Smoldering Wick Ministries
SonScape Retreats
Westwood Ministries

Alongside, Inc.
Richland, Michigan

Alongside, Inc. is located in Richland, Michigan and offers both
individually tailored and structured retreats for missionaries and
pastors – alone, with their spouse or with their entire family. They
offer respite, counseling, and structured seminars that incorporate
rest, reading, seminars, group counseling, individual/marital/family
counseling, and deep fellowship with other pastors, missionaries, and
their families who have been “burned” in some way in the heat of

The Barnabas Ministries
Vancouver, Washington

The Barnabas Ministries provides counseling for Christian leaders and
their families and offers speaking in area churches and at retreats and
seminars. They also have guest quarters available in Vancouver,
Washington for renewal and refreshment for ministers.

Blessing Ranch
Livermore, CO

Blessing Ranch, Inc. is a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation and Christian
ministry that exists to minister to ministers and other Christian
leaders and their families in need of restoration and renewal. This
essential ministry is founded on Isaiah 61:1-3 and the Biblical concept
of blessing.  It is known as a global, innovative pioneer and
leader in the field of caring for Pastors, Missionaries and other
Christian leaders and their families.

Broom Tree Ministries
Delafield, WI

Broom Tree Ministries is a retreat center that offers 5 day spiritual
retreats available for full time Christian pastors and their spouses.
Retreat agenda is for participants to spend large blocks of time alone
with God in prayer, rest, Bible study and time alone with their spouse.
Daily schedule set by participants. Dinner together is required. All
meals and lodging provided at no cost. They also from time to time will
conduct (upon request) spiritual retreats for key lay leaders and their

Clergy Recovery Network
Joplin, MT

CRN is a 501c3 non profit, non-denominational ministry with its own
Board of Directors working outside normal institutional structures to
provide safety, healing and growth for Christian leaders and their
ministries. We do this because current systems are not providing the
resources clergy and their congregations need and we long to see the
Church a more graceful and honest community.

Eagle’s Glen
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Eagle’s Glen offers a retreat setting in the Colorado Springs area for
ministry leaders. They also offer “The Breath of God” Leadership
Conferences on location in churches or similar settings.

El Monte Pastoral Renewal Center
Yautepec Morelos, Mexico

The PASTORAL RENEWAL CENTER at EL Monte provides a safe haven where
Christian leaders can retreat from the demands of ministry to receive
hope, encouragement and renewal, biblically based counseling and
healing, and be trained to take responsibility for their own life-long
learning in order to “finish well” in their God-given calling.

Emerge Ministries
Akron, OH

A full-service Evangelical Christian mental health outpatient center
dedicated to helping churches minister to the needs of Christian

Fairhaven Ministries
Roan Mountain, Tennessee

Fairhaven Ministries is a retreat center for Christian workers, located
in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of East Tennessee. In addition to
being a retreat center, they also have Christian counseling available
onsite for those with counseling needs. At various times during the
year, Fairhaven offers structured marriage getaways for ministry

Fairhaven Ministries (Canada)
British Colombia, Canada

Fairhaven Ministries (Canada) is an extension of the Tennessee retreat
center but is located in British Colombia, Canada.

Faith Mountain
Rosedale, West Virginia

Faith Mountain is a retreat center located in Rosedale, West Virginia.
Cottages are located on 250 acres of wooded terrain and offer a natural
retreat from the world.

Genesee Home
Taylorsville, California

Genesee Home provides an environment where pastors and their spouses
can break away from their normal daily routine and retreat to a
wilderness setting free from the distractions of ministry. The home
sits in the center of a 1,600 acre ranch which is surrounded by
national forests, grazing meadows, four creeks/streams, and six small
fishing lakes. Genesee Home is a safe haven where Pastors can reflect
upon their calling and rekindle relationships with both God and their
spouses. Counseling is not provided.

Highpoint Inn (now managed by
Deer Ridge Ministries)
Freeport, Illinois

Highpoint Inn is a beautifully restored country estate, located on an
11 acre wooded oasis, which can be used for a pastoral getaway. It is
located in Freeport, Illinois.

The Lodge
Buchanan, Michigan

The Lodge is a place for pastoral couples and others involved in church
leadership and para-church organizations in search of spiritual
renewal, restored relationships and physical relaxation. Originally
built as a private summer residence on the St. Joseph River in
southwest Michigan, this 82 acre French country estate has been turned
into a Pastors’ Retreat for those desiring to experience the joy of
renewal in Christ. The Lodge offers four- and ten-day retreat for
pastors and their wives.

Love Path International
Nashville, TN

Love Path International helps marriages stay in love or fall in love
again. We can save marriages that seem to be hopeless and help healthy
marriages avoid pitfalls that could lead to crisis. Our marriage-saving
seminar has a 3 out of 4 success rate in saving troubled marriages even
if one, or both, don’t want to save their marriage.

Marble Retreat
Marble, Colorado

Marble Retreat is a secluded Colorado lodge where scores of Christian
workers have found a new day dawning in their hearts and spirits. Since
1974, this peaceful refuge in the Rockies has been set aside for
solace, healing and gentle restoration. Marble Retreat is an
interdenominational psychotherapy center serving Christian ministers in
crisis. They offer a blend of spiritual and emotional approaches to
touch the whole person. Their mission is to help bring healing and
restore hope to those in vocational Christian ministry through
Christ-centered brief intensive psychotherapy.

Mountain Top Retreat
Bozeman, MT

Mountain Top Retreat offers a beautiful, secluded setting adjacent to
the 2.1 million acre Gallatin National Forest.  Locals know us as
a perfect place to spend a weekend away from the noise and bustle of
everyday life.  Visitors come from across the nation and around
the world because we offer a restful home base from which to experience
the numerous outdoor activities and touring opportunities in and around
Yellowstone National Park.

Nehemiah Ministries
Owosso, Michigan

Nehemiah Ministries offers rest, renewal and restoration for clergy
families in a retreat setting situated on 130 acres nestled in the
Maple River Valley, five miles south of Owosso, Michigan. They provide
a natural haven where individuals, couples and families can withdraw
from their normal environment to rest, relax and enjoy God’s creation.”

PastorCare Network

We are a Christ-Centered Caregiving Network for hurting clergy
providing resources for Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, an Relational
Health… Rooted in Grace, Integrity, Brokenness,Compassion,
Transparency, and Confidentiality.

Pastors Retreat Network
Delafield, Wisconsin
Vanderpool, Texas
New Bedford, Ohio

Pastors Retreat Network is a network of three retreat centers:
Delafield, Wisconsin; Vanderpool, Texas; and New Bedford, Ohio. They
are dedicated to providing respite for pastors and their spouses. They
do not provide counseling but do offer spiritual formation.

Olathe, KS

When words like, “I just can’t take it anymore…” come to the surface,
we want to be there to help. Perhaps more importantly, we want to help
to keep those words from ever taking shape in the heart. In 1999, Jimmy
Dodd started his work to “encourage, revitalize, and empower pastors
and ministry leaders, offering them practical counseling, training
programs, and networking connections”. Since then, thousands of pastors
and ministry leaders have been assisted. But this is only the
beginning. Our vision is that one day, every pastor in America would
have an outpost where they could go to be equipped and cared for. We
will do this by providing resources, coaching & training, and
crisis care.

Pinnacle Ministries
Mosinee, WI

Pinnacle Ministries is a mission that grew out of the recognition that
someone needed to stand with the pastoral family in times of trial or
challenge. After watching a number of churches around him close, and
their pastoral families head out of ministry, and in some cases, into
divorce, Pastor Gary Harrison of Faith Baptist, Church (Delavan, WI)
was moved to action. Ultimately working with several gifted lay and
pastoral leaders, Pinnacle was born.

Recovery Churches
Minneapolis, MN

The purpose of this ministry is to provide a coordinated ministry of
recovery to ministry-weary pastors, missionaries, ministry leaders, and
the members of their families. We believe the local church is uniquely
able to be an effective place for such a ministry if provisions are
made for meeting the five needs that come with the traumatic experience
of suddenly losing one’s ministry.

ReFresh Retreat Network
Concord, NC

ReFresh Retreat Network provides one-of-a-kind, personal spiritual
retreat experiences in quiet secluded locations filled with natural beauty
beauty . . . designed for leaders AND for the people they lead. ReFresh retreats
are crafted to help replenish your soul, your ministry, and your marriage, and
are available in multiple locations through our ever-expanding network of hosts
and caregivers.

Restoration Ministries
Cozad, NE

Restoration Ministries assists individuals, couples, and families through Biblical pastoral counseling to move towards greater satisfaction, maturity, and intimacy with God and others. We seek to help people resolve emotional pain from the past and spiritual problems so they can restore and enrich their relationships.

Quiet Waters Ministries
Denver, Colorado

Quiet Waters offers one- and two-week leadership counseling intensives,
week-long group leadership experiences and leadership consulting. Their
ministry is located in Denver, Colorado.

The Shalom House
New London, Wisconsin
Suring, Wisconsin

The Shalom House is a retreat ministry which offers a place where
pastors can relax, refresh and refocus. Time here is unstructured,
whether it is used to read, think, study, listen to God’s voice or
reconnect with family. They offer two locations: New London and Suring,
both in Wisconsin.

Smoldering Wick Ministries
NE Oklahoma

Smoldering Wick Ministries is a retreat center that will be located in
NE Oklahoma in the near future. Public speaking and free consultation
to hurting ministers is also provided.

SonScape Retreats
Woodland Park, Colorado

SonScape Retreats exists to deepen the spiritual, emotional and family
health of those in vocational ministry. Christian leaders are under
tremendous pressure. The SonScape experience offers a safe place to
come away and regain one’s identity in Christ and calling from God. For
over twenty-five years, our week-long retreats and year of follow-up
for couples and singles have focused on spiritual renewal, proactive
self-care, burnout prevention and crisis intervention.

Westwood Ministries
Kerrville, Texas

Westwood Ministries provides a haven of rest and renewal for God’s
servant-leaders. Both preventative and healing experiences are offered.
Lengths of stay at the retreat center are tailor-made to individual
needs. Rest, counseling and life/ministry training are all available.

Other Resources:

Focus on the Family’s ministry to ministers

Additional retreat centers are added from time to time. Focus on the
Family’s ministry to ministers maintains a comprehensive list of
retreat centers as well as other resources valuable to the life of the
minister on their website,

Restoration Ministries
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Memorial Baptist Church in
Baytown, Texas
Co-Founder, ShepherdCare

Michael-Todd Wilson, MS, LPC
Christian Counselor and Life Coach,
Intentional Hearts, Inc.
Director, ShepherdCare

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