This retreat is for women whose husbands are in pastoral or missionary ministry including those between churches, widowed or in retirement.
The joke used to be that pastors' wives' must play the piano and teach Sunday School. But although most modern ministry wives have thrown off those archaic assumptions, there are still plenty of unspoken expectations, relational complexities, physical demands, and cultural pressures that can create a crushing combination capable of wearying the most stalwart ministry wife. Together let's look-again-to Jesus and find rest for our souls. Let's slip off ill-fitting expectations and slip on His yoke, learning His humble ways, and rediscovering the joy and unique opportunity we have to strengthen our congregations through the grace that He gives. This is, after all, His Story, so let's rediscover the privileged part we get to play.
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on [being a Pastor's Wife]? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me-watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." Matthew 11:29 The Message
Keep in mind...
Mothers with young babies are welcome. However there will be no caregiver provided.