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Burnout is all too frequent in ministry professions today. When you are so focused on serving and ministering to others, it could be easy to forget the importance of taking time for yourself. According to Soul Shepherding, 90% of pastors put in between 55 and 75 hours per week. This type of ministry puts a load on one's physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Church leaders need time to unwind, rest, refuel, and reconnect with the Lord and their families. Of course, each leader may approach this differently, but the ideas and forms of rest are the same for everyone. The advice in this article will help you find the physical, mental, and spiritual rest you need to minister effectively to others.

If you are planning a retreat for your church group, one of the first details to pin down is a date. In western North Carolina, the weather is fairly mild throughout the year, but it can also be unpredictable. Each season has its pros and cons, so a good starting place is asking yourself the following questions.

Are you in charge of planning a college ministry retreat? Do you wonder what would make a retreat a success? Where do you even begin with the planning? Well, you have come to the right place!

Five Reasons to Retreat to Nature

Monday, 03 October 2022 14:16

It is fall in North Carolina, which means the leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground, the weather is cooler, and the holiday season is right around the corner. Western North Carolina is one of the most beautiful places to be in the fall, as the colors are vibrant, and there are plenty of activities that are conducive to spending time outdoors and witnessing the beauty of the season firsthand. 

While the season is picturesque, it is also one of the busiest times of the year. People are organizing family holiday gatherings, making travel plans, and beginning to shop for Christmas gifts. In the midst of these preparations, it is difficult to carve out time to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation, but this practice is a worthwhile investment in your personal health.