Welcome to a place where your heart’s generosity finds purpose. Your presence here reveals:
· A generous heart.
· A commitment to stewarding your treasure wisely.
· A concern for Christ’s Church leaders.
You are one of us. Join us in providing nights of solace for church leaders at your property. This act becomes an investment in the Kingdom and the communities it serves.
Why this approach?
God unveiled the devastating reality of clergy burnout, prompting us to prevent it. We need to play offense and Jesus’ life shows us the playbook. We read in the Bible that “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” (Luke 5:16)
God revealed in scripture that the way to prevent burnout is to withdraw, getting alone with Him often. Your offer of a retreat space sets church leaders up for success; they only need to journey to your property.
Are we called to serve this way?
The apostle Paul urges us to support church leaders with our material things as they sow spiritual things in us. Sowing into their lives aligns with Christ’s teachings. Hosting provides space for withdrawal, family bonding, and team unity. Here are a couple scripture references that affirm the deep desire we share to serve church leaders in this way:
“Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
1 Corinthians 9:3-14
“This is my defense to those who would examine me. Do we not have the right to eat and drink? Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife, as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas? Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk?
Do I say these things on human authority? Does not the Law say the same? For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? Does he not certainly speak for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop. If we have sown spiritual things among you, is it too much if we reap material things from you? If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more?
Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ. Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings? In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.”
Worried about selecting guests?
Trust that all accessing your listing share our faith. Even those with different interpretations present opportunities for transformation. As Romans 14:4 teaches, judgment rests with God.
“Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.”
The Shunamite woman’s story (2 Kings 4:9-17) exemplifies blessings from hosting. Your sacrifice yields immeasurable rewards—testimonies, friendships, and support. You can’t out-give God. Embrace this movement, adding your property to a network of Kingdom embassies.
2 Kings 4:9-17:
“She said to her husband, “I am sure this man who stops in from time to time is a holy man of God. Let’s build a small room for him on the roof and furnish it with a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp. Then he will have a place to stay whenever he comes by.” One day Elisha returned to Shunem, and he went up to this upper room to rest. He said to his servant Gehazi, “Tell the woman from Shunem I want to speak to her.” When she appeared, Elisha said to Gehazi, “Tell her, ‘We appreciate the kind concern you have shown us. What can we do for you? Can we put in a good word for you to the king or to the commander of the army?’” “No,” she replied, “my family takes good care of me.” Later Elisha asked Gehazi, “What can we do for her?” Gehazi replied, “She doesn’t have a son, and her husband is an old man.” “Call her back again,” Elisha told him. When the woman returned, Elisha said to her as she stood in the doorway, “Next year at this time you will be holding a son in your arms!” “No, my lord!” she cried. “O man of God, don’t deceive me and get my hopes up like that.” But sure enough, the woman soon became pregnant. And at that time the following year she had a son, just as Elisha had said.”
Ready to make a difference?
Donating a single weekend impacts whole communities. Your respite offering empowers church leaders. Join us in nurturing their well-being and strengthening the Kingdom’s foundation.