Is it Good Soil?

Pay it Forward

The Retreat at Bethpage is first and foremost a ministry to ministers. As a non profit ministry, our heart is to serve those who have dedicated their lives to the Gospel . We understand the pressure of ministry life and the toll it can take on a minister’s family. Because of these things the Retreat at Bethpage is a way of giving back to these men and women who give so much to the people they serve. The Retreat offers an opportunity for them to get away and rest.  When you support The Retreat at Bethpage you help us change the statistics listed below.  We encourage Churches, individuals and even businesses to partner with us financially.  We also provide free pastoral counseling and encouraging support for guests who need someone to talk to.

What is Happening to our Church Leaders?

  • Each month 1700 pastors leave the ministry because of spiritual burnout, moral failure, or discord within the congregation.
  • 50% of pastors marriages will end in divorce and 80% of pastors believe pastoral ministry has negatively affected their families.
  • 85% of the pastors said the biggest problem they face is problem people.
  • 70% of pastors fight depression.
  • 75% of pastors do not have a close friend or mentor.
  • 23% of all current pastors in the United States have been fired or forced to resign at some point in their ministry.
  • One in every three pastors will leave the ministry before completing five years.
  • A report by George Barna describes clergy as one of the most frustrated occupational groups in our country.
  • 90% of the clergy feel they were inadequately trained to cope with ministry demands.
  • 70% of the clergy had a lower self-image than when they started ministry.
  • 50% of the pastors have considered leaving the ministry within the past three months.

Help us Change These Statistics by Becoming a Partner with Us.

We accept monthly support and one-time or occasional gifts. At times we have need of material things like computers, lawn equipment, etc. If you are considering any kind of donation, please contact us to see what we are currently in need of. All donations are tax-deductible.

Space is limited. Call 417-223-3444 or use our reservation request form now.

The Brook At Bethpage