Strengthening Shepherds As They Serve The Shepherd
In 1999 the Lord began to burden Ernie Hautala's heart for a ministry that would reach out to full-time Christian workers. Through his experiences as a missionary and a pastor, he knew firsthand the need for Christian workers to have time away to receive encouragement through His Word and through encouragement from others. In 2000 Shepherds Care had its first retreat for pastors. Ernie went home to be with the Lord in November 2011 and Claudia in June of 2012. The prayer of the members of the Board of Directors is that we would be used by God to continue the work started by Ernie to provide rest, refreshment, reflection, renewal and redirection for pastors and full-time Christian workers.
Pastor retreats are held twice a year, in June and October. This is a great opportunity for pastors and full-time Christian workers to get away and spend time with the Lord. These retreats are offered at no cost to the pastor and his wife.
Year around we provide places for pastors and full-time Christian workers, along with their wives, to get away for a few days. We know there are times when those in the ministry need to meet with the Lord in stillness of solitude where God can provide rest, refreshment, reflection, renewal and redirection for their souls. If you or someone you know needs a personal retreat, contact us. These retreats are offered at no cost to the pastor and his wife. (Please give us at least two weeks' notice.)
" Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." Mark6:31