Providing the Gift of Free Sabbath Rest Retreats for Pastors and Spouses

Our Beliefs

Statement of Faith

Our Beliefs

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be uniquely God-inspired, the only authoritative Word of God, and the only practical guide for daily living. As the Bible teaches, there is one God eternally existing as three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - each possessing all the attributes of Deity.

God the Father is Creator of heaven and earth and all people are created in His image. The Bible teaches that God loves everyone. He invites them to live in communion with Himself and in community with each other. Apart from Jesus Christ, all people are spiritually lost and face the judgment of God because of their sins. However, God gives salvation and eternal life to anyone who trusts and has faith in Jesus Christ and in His sacrifice on our behalf. Salvation can not be earned through personal goodness or human effort. Salvation is a gift that must be received by repentance and faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross.

Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life, willingly took all of our sins upon Himself, was crucified and died on a cross and rose again in victory over sin and death. He is at the right hand of God the Father as our advocate and mediator. Some day Jesus will return to complete history and to fulfill the eternal plan of God.

The Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin and draws people to Christ. He dwells in all believers and is available to empower us to lead Christ-like lives. The Holy Spirit also gives us spiritual gifts with which to serve the church and reach out to a lost and needy world.

All believers are members of the Body of Christ, the one true Church. Spiritual unity is to be expressed among Christians by acceptance and love of one another. Death confirms the eternal destiny of each person. At the final judgment, unbelievers will be separated from God into condemnation, while believers will be received into God's loving presence and rewarded for their faithfulness to Him in this life.

These statements reflect a summary of our belief in the central principles of the Bible, which are also presented in the historic creeds of the Christian Church.

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Our Purpose

God has called us to provide a needed refuge for pastors and their spouses. We are here to provide a place of peace, refreshment and rest for body and soul at no cost to our...

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Our Story

We have been called by God to this vital ministry. As guests at such blessed retreat sites as Cedarly, Broom Tree Ministries, and the former Triple Creek Ranch, we received...

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We believe that marriage is the exclusive, covenantal union of one man and one woman, which union was designed by God. Genesis 2:24 states, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” Jesus Christ affirmed this in Matthew 19:4-6: “And He answered and said, ‘Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What, therefore, God has joined together let no man separate.’ ”

We will faithfully follow this scriptural definition of marriage in the practices of this ministry, and therefore, for example only, this ministry will not officiate, solemnize, perform or host a marriage or marriage-like ceremony involving anything other than the union of one man with one woman as instituted by God.

We believe that a full sexual relationship belongs within the boundaries of a publicly committed marriage between one man and one woman.