Pastor Care

Pastor Sabbath Retreats and Pastoral Wellness Events give our leaders hope and tools for fruitful longevity in ministry.

A pastor that has learned how to care for their own soul is a pastor who is able to care for the souls of others.

We’ve all read the same statistics. In the US, the burnout rate among pastors, and their spouses, is extremely high. The inner and outer expectations placed on spiritual leaders are daunting, and over time leaders fatigue in hope, energy, and compassion.

It’s our belief that the care of pastors is paramount in our shared mission as the Vineyard. Healthier pastors have healthier families, and healthier families make up healthier churches. The Great Commission is a partnership with Jesus to change the world from a place of strength and personal renewal, not from giving more than we have to give.

What does it mean for us to care for our souls?

The Vineyard Movement is a listening movement; we are a Movement of churches and leaders that care more about hearing the voice of God than we do about simply planning spiritual activities and programs that make us feel good about ourselves.

As a listening Movement, that means we must learn to hear His voice speaking into our own lives as we go about hearing His voice for those around us.

Our Pastors have each been given a Kingdom dream to see fulfilled in their community.

The Vineyard Movement is committed to seeing our Pastors and their families thrive over a lifetime. For that reason, we have put into place various supports to make sure each leader has opportunities to find personal and professional renewal along their journey.

Pastor Sabbath Retreats provide our pastors and pastoral couples with a specific retreat aimed at personal renewal & holistic spiritual development.

We are committed to our pastors learning “day by day” habits that will sustain their faith. This takes teaching, ministry, and direction as leaders give out so much ministering to others.

Spiritual Directors & Coaches support various leaders with guidance and counsel, supporting each leader’s unique needs for daily rhythms and spiritual habits.

These patterns orient and stabilize us as we participate in adventurous, missional activity. Coaching and Spiritual Direction helps to keep our leaders spiritually renewed.

 Presence

We value the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit. When the presence of God is tangible in our midst, people are transformed.

 Power

Jesus promised that when the Holy Spirit comes, He releases power to His people for effective ministry.

 Participation

Wimber‘s phrase, “Everybody gets to play!” captures a ministry style the Vineyard contributed to the Body of Christ.

 Events

We offer a variety of events that nurture local churches in their ability to equip their congregations to hear God’s voice.

 Retreats

We host retreats that help pastors and pastoral couples find renewed spiritual rhythms for a sustainable ministry life.

 Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction has become important for many of our leaders and church members, cultivating our ability to respond to the Spirit.

 Resources

These media resources explore why we are so devoted to welcoming God’s manifest presence in our gatherings.

 Come, Holy Spirit

This prayer, with ancient roots, sits at the center of our weekly prayers as churches. We want the Spirit to lead us.