Retreat Info

                            Retreat Info



Held at The Shack Country Inn 2263 W 14th St., White Cloud, MI 49349,  Phone 231-924-6683  


Coming Retreats 

Pastors  Retreats  June 7-11 2021 and October 11-15 2021

What is a Spiritual Retreat?

It is a strategic withdrawal from the "world" in order to be alone with God.


Why take a spiritual retreat?

Jesus is the model – He routinely took his disciples away or went away by himself. God often speaks in a still small voice – we need solitude to hear Him.


What can we expect?

Let God set the agenda – be expectant. Be ready for peaceful, quiet and beautiful surroundings with plenty of uninterrupted time. God always shows up – He is true to his promise.


Why is there a Shepherds Care Ministries?

It was God’s idea and He called Ernie Hautala to start a ministry to reach out to full- time Christian workers. He is calling others as well. Our society needs Christian pastors who are close to God – ministry often leads them away. Weariness makes leaders lose their courage – rest restores courage. Pastors and their spouses are often separated from each other because of ministry pressure


What is done on a spiritual retreat?

Follow one of the program guides or design your own. Disconnect from the world by observing a media fast. Get proper rest. Listen more than you speak. Listen through God’s Word and prayer. Listen through music or by just watching His creation. Listen through the books provided to help direct this type of retreat.


Why are they Free?

This concept is fairly new to the protestant church in America. Many churches do not provide the time away or the money for a pastor couple to go on a retreat.  Just as salvation is a free gift and evidence of God’s love, so these retreats are free so that pastor couples have more tangible evidence of His love for them.

                                                             Retreat dates for 2021

                                              June 7-11, 2021 and October 11-15 2021


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                     "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." Mark 6:31