What is the purpose of the full-time Ministry Leader Getaways?
Daniel 10:19–He said, “O man of high esteem, do not be afraid. Peace be with you; take courage and be courageous!” Now as soon as he spoke to me, I received strength and said, “May my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”
Chazak means “to strengthen.”
It is our prayer that all pastors, missionaries, evangelists, preachers, you name it, (and their families!) will be strengthened by the LORD during their time of respite here at CVR. The weights of the world and the pressures of ministry can become overwhelming, and we wish to provide a space in which you can be renewed as only the LORD can renew.
Is there programming during a Ministry Leader Getaway?
There is limited programming during a Ministry Leader retreat. Clear View Retreat provides one lunch on Wednesday, with a short info session on what CVR’s mission is, followed by up to five hours of childcare.
How much does the Ministry Leader Getaway cost?
The retreat costs the full-time pastor/missionary/ministry leader (and family) nothing. That’s right. No cost. CVR opens to full-time pastors, missionaries, and ministry leaders to come to be strengthened and refreshed for the work the LORD has called them.
In order to keep this a free option for our pastors and missionaries, we rely upon the generosity of faithful donors and sponsoring church members. The average cost of sponsoring a pastor or missionary family for a stay is $365 (including one lunch and five hours of childcare). Any amount donated to minister to those who minister so much is greatly appreciated.
What is the purpose of the Pastoral Summits?
Just as above, it is our prayer that all pastors and their spouses will be strengthened by the LORD during their time of respite here at CVR. The weights of the world and the pressures of ministry can become overwhelming, and we wish to provide a space in which you can be renewed as only the LORD can renew. The Pastoral Summits are structured to help the pastors and spouses be in like-minded community as they explore different areas unique to full-time pastoral work.
Is there programming during a Pastoral Summit?
Yes, the Pastoral Summit has programming beginning on Friday evening and ending on Saturday evening. The pastoral couple is welcome to come early on Friday and stay later until Sunday evening to enjoy some couple time in God’s woods.
How much does a Pastoral Summit cost?
Pastoral Summits only cost $50 per couple.
In order to keep this such a low-cost retreat option for our pastors and missionaries, we rely upon the generosity of faithful donors and sponsoring church members. The $50 per couple just almost covers the cost of the food alone. Any amount donated to minister to those who minister so much is greatly appreciated.
What should I bring with me?
Your clothes, toiletries, and needed medications. Sunscreen and bug spray, too. If you plan to go to Clear Creek or the Obed River, you need to bring your own swim towels.
Do I need to bring my linens?
All linens are provided. If you plan to go to Clear Creek or the Obed River, you need to bring your own swim towels.
Are meals provided?
For the MINISTRY LEADER GETAWAY: One lunch on Wednesday afternoon will be provided. Otherwise, no, meals are not provided during Ministry Leader Getaways. A kitchenette is available in each family cabin, and full meals can be cooked there. We have a menu and recipes, if you desire, that take into account the smaller capacity of the equipment available as well as a list of local convenient and larger grocery stores. All of this information can be sent to you prior to your arrival to help you plan better for your time at CVR.
For the PASTORAL SUMMIT: A snack on Friday evening and three meals with two light snacks on Saturday are provided. If the pastoral couple chooses to come early or stay later, they will need to bring food with them or plan to eat out.
Do onsite activities cost extra?
No, as onsite activities are added, they are available at no cost as well.