ELIM Retreats, as a ministry of Barnabas International, is devoted to caring for the hearts of global workers. ELIM offers six day retreats for missionaries and other Christian leaders and their families for rest, reflection, recovery and spiritual renewal.
Spiritual Care For Missionaries And Pastors
Henry & Diane Stewart have been staff members of Barnabas International since 1999. As a result of 40 years of local church pastoral ministry and ministry to Global Workers, God called them to begin a retreat ministry to shepherd the hearts of missionaries and other Christian leaders. ELIM Retreats welcome any Global Worker and we use that term broadly: Cross-cultural workers sent over seas from the States; State-side pastors; national pastors and missionaries; denominational and agency leadership.
It is our heart to provide spiritual care to each missionary or global worker that participates in order to promote a time of rest, renewal, and restoration.
One key theme is explored in each ELIM retreat: "Finding Christ’s Rest in the Midst of Stress".
Some of our core values include:
- Creating safe, beautiful and private atmospheres where Christian workers can truly be "off"
- Low key but intentional times of study, worship, reflection and pastoral care
- Open and unscheduled time
- Equipping local church teams to be the platform of ELIM’s ministry to Global Workers