We would like to commend you for offering your pastor a few days of rest!
Pastors, Ministry Leaders in a full time position and missionaries are sponsored by partners who have a heart for their well being.
So, their stay is at no charge to them, except for a refundable reservation deposit.
Shepherd's Refuge has a no-pet policy.
Shepherd’s Refuge is located about 1 ½ hrs drive North of Atlanta, GA, more specifically, 13 miles North of Historic Dahlonega, 5 minutes from Turners Corner. A map with detailed directions will be sent once reservations are confirmed.
There is no charge for accommodation and meals (Upper Room guests) to qualified guests since they are sponsored by the generous gifts from ministry supporters such as churches, business and individuals. Qualified Guests are:
Please fill in the Reservation Request Form. We accept reservations on a first-"call"-first-served base. We will need to be able to verify your church/missions affiliation. Once your reservation is confirmed we will send you more detailed instructions. The minimum stay in the Upper Room is 2 nights, and in the Selah Cabin the minimum is 4 nights. In consideration for others to benefit, please limit your requested stay to 2 weeks.
There have been well documented studies done by the Barna Research Group about issues faced by church leadership. One very helpful web site is the The Parsonage, www.parsonage.org, a ministry of Focus on the Family dealing specifically with such problems.
There are other ministries that can help those who are going through the tough times of burnout. Check out some of those sites using the links page. We especially find the Parsonage.org site very informative.
We currently offer accommodations in the Main Lodge and Selah and Shiloh Cabins.
Although we love children, we strongly recommend finding someone trustworthy to take care of them so that your time at Shepherd’s Refuge is most beneficial to spiritual and physical renewal.