ELIM Retreats, as a ministry of Barnabas International, is devoted to caring for the lives of global workers. ELIM offers six day retreats for local church leadership and missionaries for rest, recovery, reflection, recreation and renewal.
ELIM RETREATS--"One at a TIME"-- 2024
Diane and Henry Stewart have served in pastoral ministry for 30 years, and have been serving missionaries with Barnabas International for the last 23 years. We are very young, 70+ people!
We offer a beautiful and private location in the Midwest. We provide a fully equipped home for your use.
We serve pastors and missionaries. However we will serve you "one at a time"; one person, one couple or one family per retreat. Whether you come as an individual, as a couple, or family, you are the singular focus for the Lord's time with you here.
Each participant Zooms with us prior to the retreat. We spend some time telling our stories. We work together to build the retreat design to accomplish the participant's hopes. Retreats might be for spiritual formation, debriefing, pastoral care, or simply time for a great deal of rest and recreation, etc. We depend on prayer, God's grace and the Scriptures as we walk with folks in a retreat.
- Our operating season is from May 15- October 1.
- The cost is $430.00 for the home rental fee. Participants supply their own food.
Spiritual Care For Missionaries And Pastors
Henry and Diane Stewart have been Barnabas International staff members since 1999. As a result of years as local church pastoral leaders and as servants to Global Workers, they began ELIM Retreats to shepherd the lives of Christian workers. ELIM Retreats welcomes missionaries working state-side or cross-culturally, state-side pastors and spouses, denominational and agency leadership.
One key theme is explored in each ELIM retreat: "Finding Christ’s Rest in the Midst of Stress".
Some of our core values include:
- Securing safe, well-appointed and private retreat facilities in gorgeous natural settings
- Providing retreats in which Christian workers can truly be “off”
- Low key, intentional times of learning, worship, and prayer