Alongside’s main ministry to pastors and missionaries takes the form of retreats held in a beautiful, peaceful, and residential setting. This immersive format, away from distractions, gives us space to address the whole person: physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual. We help our participants gain greater insight, more effective coping skills and resilience, and new tools for greater ministry effectiveness. At the end of their program, most people leave with a renewed sense of hope – about their ministries, their families, and their relationship with God.
Our signature Renewal and Growth Retreat is three weeks in length. The three-week duration allows enough time for staff and clients to form a safe community with a foundation of truth, grace, and acceptance.
The program has three components offered every day:
Each weekday begins with a community devotional, two hour-long seminars on ministry and mission-critical topics, one hour of small group, and one hour of counseling. The weekends are without programming and we encourage rest, re-creation, and Sabbath.
6701 Alongside Lane, Richland, MI 49083-0587