has been said, "A pastor is a terrible person to waste."
In a culture where the church has been marginalized, many
clergy are treated as "throw-away, dispensable"
objects. Their war stories from the front lines of ministry
would break your hearts. It is time to get tangibly involved
in empowering the spiritual and emotional health of our leader-servants.
With their training and experience, they truly are one of
our most valuable assets as leaders in Christ's Church. It
is time to stop "shooting our wounded" leaders and
bring them to a safe place of restoration, renewal, and revitalization.
is precisely the mission of the MLC Pastors Retreat: revitalizing
pastors and their spouses. We've been doing just that for
many years. Ninety percent of Pastor Retreat alumni report
that the issues that brought them to the Retreat no longer
debilitate their marriage and/or ministry. Their intimacy
and integrity with God and others is refreshed and renewed
to healthier levels of service and leadership in the Church
as a result of Retreat participation. This in turn brings
about greater health and vitality to the greater Body of Christ,
the Church, and God's Kingdom work. Isn't that fantastic?!
need your help in order to sustain this mission. The fee Retreat
participants pay only covers half of the real costs. This
is by design. On a typical pastor's salary, the services we
provide are nearly cost prohibitive particularly if
the pastor is married with a family to support. Yes, many
churches assist their leaders with the costs. However, we
believe the greater Body of Christ needs to assume some of
the responsibility for caring for their leaders investing
in their health will only bring greater health to Christ's
Church. We ask that you participate and partner with us in
revitalizing pastors and their spouses by giving a gift to
are several options for you to consider in support of this
vital ministry mission:
You may communicate with our office by phone and or email
to request being added to our monthly prayer letter. See
the Contact Information page to access our addresses.
regularly to the ministry:
a check made out to the Mountain Learning Center.
and use your credit card. Contact our office (1-800-293-2508)
to arrange a donation with your Visa or Master Card.
appreciated assets such as stocks, real estate, etc.
We also accept certain non-appreciated assets (such
as vehicles). Please contact our office to discuss various
options that allow you to bless others in ministry leadership
while at the same time maximizing your tax benefit.
online using your Visa or Master Card. Simply fill out
the information below and submit it, utilizing our secure system.