Wanna Get Away?
DATE POSTED: 12/19/2018  |     |   Category: Friend to Friend

“Wanna Get Away?” That’s the slogan a local airline company uses to invite you to take a trip. The question reminds me that all of us need to get away periodically to reflect, refocus, and recharge in order to be refreshed.

As an association we believe this so strongly that we along with Buckner International are hosting a Refocus Retreat at Camp Copass on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Our recently created Health Team composed of local ministers and led by Jimmy Storrie will be our guides on this journey to get away and return rejuvenated.

Our facilitator, Jimmy, leads a ministry called Life Recovered. His goal is to help ministers identify their struggles and develop appropriate strategies for dealing with them.

Jimmy will help us evaluate our current emotional, physical, and spiritual state and then challenge us to take some time to reflect on these assessments. Finally, we will look toward to the future by developing next steps that will lead us toward a renewed walk with Christ.

I encourage you and your staff to come and be a part of this special day. Recent statistics from www.pastorburnout.com tell us that ministers need times like these because-

  • 1,500 ministers leave the ministry each month
  • 75% of ministers report severe stress, causing anguish, worry, and bewilderment.
  • 45% of ministers say they have experienced depression or burnout to the point of wanting to leave the ministry.

If these statistics are true, chances are someone on your staff is struggling and needs to get away to reflect, refocus and recharge. Remember the instructions Jesus gave to the 12 after they had been sent out two by two. Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.
– Mark 6:30 ESV

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