Travel / Housing / Vehicles

A Candle in the Wind  (short term missionary housing)

Life Impact  “Life Impact offers hosted places of rest, retreat and renewal (called Oases) for International Workers and Christian leaders. Our guests have the option of utilizing coaching services when they visit an Oasis. Each Oasis is hosted by a qualified couple or single and takes on the “flavor” of that Host’s gifts, calling, and experiences.”

Christian Hospitality Network  “The mission of the Christian Hospitality Network is to give those in full-time ministry both at home and abroad the rest, esteem, and honor they deserve.”

Christian Lodging Networks and Care Resources

Worldwide Lodging, Retreats, and Resources for those in Full-Time Ministry:

Assemblies of God
Barnabus International
Care for Pastors
Converge Mid America
Free or Low Cost Retreat / Vacations For Pastors
Healing Choice Ministries
Just Between us/Christian Magazine & Ministry
Leading & Loving It
Link Care Center
Makahiki Ministries
Missionary Care Ministry
The Mission Finder
Mountain Learning Center
OSCAR / UK Info Service For World Missions
Pastor Care Network
Pastor’s Wives Thriving
Presbytery Pastoral Care Network
Sonshine Ministries
Tony Cooke Ministries
Winshape Foundation

Free or Reduced Lodging and Ministry Resources for Pastor’s and Missionaries

A Quiet Place
CleftRock Retreat Center
Creekside in the Rockies
Marble Retreat
The Refuge Retreat
Christian Camp & Conference Association
Shepherd’s Refuge
SonScape Retreats
Quiet Place Ministries

Calvary Missions Resource Connection   A GREAT site for missions resources  “a ministry to missionaries and senders. Our primary goal is to provide missionaries with the information and resources that they need to enable them to fulfill the ministry God has called them to. In addition we work to equip pastors and senders with the information they need to support their missionaries as they prepare for the mission field, while they are living overseas, and upon their return to America.

Listed below are individuals and ministries that offer accommodation to missionaries when they are on home visits. Also check the listing of retreat centers in the Personal / Marriage / Family section of the website for other options.”   (all annotations theirs — see there site for tons of other resources also)

A Quiet Place  Located in Bryantsville, Kentucky, A Quiet Place, Rest and Renewal Retreat Center offers a free five-day self-study sabbatical program with accommodation for singles and couples in ministry.

Baan Sabai  Located in southeastern Indiana, Paracletos Ministries runs Baan Sabai, a retreat center for missionaries, singles, couples or entire families, on a donation basis.

Bar-J Ranch  Located in El Dorado, Arkansas, Bar-J Ranch invites pastors and missionaries and their families to stay for a reduced rate during the fall and winter months for a pastor’s retreat.

BMI Oasis  In Richland, Michigan, BMI Oasis, a ministry of Bridge Ministries, Inc., offers accommodation and several retreat options for pastors and missionaries and their families for rest and renewal.

Buffalo Ridge Hospitality and Retreat Center In Williamsburg, Kansas, Buffalo Ridge Hospitality and Retreat Center is a ranch that provides accommodation for pastors and missionaries and their families.

Canna Country Inn  In Etters, Pennsylvania, Canna Country Inn is a B&B that offers a 25%-75% discount for pastors and missionaries and their families.

Chalet Retreat Ministries  Located in Roan Mountain, Tennessee, Chalet Retreat Ministries has 8 chalets, each sleeping 2-7 people, that they open to pastors and missionaries and their families for a low cost for strengthening and renewal and counseling when needed.

Christian Pastors’ Retreats  In northeastern Tennessee, Christian Pastors’ Retreats has two cabins in which they offer accommodation for pastors and missionaries and their families on a donation basis.

Cleft Rock  Located in southeastern Kentucky, Cleft Rock Retreat Center has three large cabins accommodating 4, 13, and 27 people. They allow missionaries and their immediate family to stay for free for up to three nights.

Coffee and Counsel  In Bailey, Colorado, Coffee and Counsel provides free accommodation for 3-7 days for pastors and missionaries and their families.

D&D Missionary Homes  In St. Petersburg, Florida, D&D Missionary Homes provides homes for missionaries who are on furlough, preparing to go on the field, or upon their return from the field.

Deer Ridge Ministries  In Freeport, Illinois, Deer Ridge Ministries provides free 5-day self-directed retreats for ministers and missionaries and their spouses.

Diamond T Ranch  Located in Clark Fork, Idaho, Diamond T Ranch offers reduced rates to pastors and missionaries and their families. They have hiking, fishing, horse-back riding, bicycling, and games available to guests.

Drink from the Spring  In Vista, California, Drink from the Spring is a 3-bedroom house intended to be “a resting place where missionaries and foreign aid workers can come with their families to pause from their work for up to a year.”

Eden Ridge  Near Crossville, Tennessee, Eden Ridge is a retreat center that offers an 80% discount to missionaries for 2-14 nights’ stay (possibly longer, subject to approval).

En Gedi Retreat  In Yampa, Colorado, En Gedi Retreat has a cabin that sleeps six people on a working cattle ranch which is available for free to pastors and missionaries and their families.

Home of Peace  In Oakland, California, Home of Peace offers reduced rates for pastors, missionaries, and their families for short-term accommodation in the B&B and long-term accommodation in a two-bedroom apartment which sleeps eight people.

Laurel Ridge Cabins  In Summersville Lake, West Virginia, Laurel Ridge Cabins is a group of holiday cabins that offers a discount to pastors and missionaries and their families.

Missionary Retreat Fellowship  In Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania, Missionary Retreat Fellowship provide affordable housing for missionaries on home assignment, making their seven homes available to rent at reasonable rates for short-term or long-term stays.

New Season Retreat  Fifty miles west of Washington, DC, New Season Retreat is a two bedroom apartment that is made available for free for 1-4 nights to individuals and couples in full-time Christian ministry.

Norwood Christian Ranch  In Norwood, Colorado, Norwood Christian Ranch invites pastors and missionaries and their families to stay for free for up to two weeks in one of their apartments or the cabin.

Schechem Tucson  In Tucson, Arizona, Schechem Tucson provides a free 5-day retreat in their home for pastors and missionaries and their spouses.

Shelter Pines  Near Colorado Springs, Colorado, Shelter Pines provides accommodation in an apartment that sleeps up to five. This is offered on a donation basis to missionaries on home visit.

Shepherd’s Refuge  In Turner’s Corner, Georgia, Shepherd’s Refuge offers accommodation to ministers and missionaries and their families with scholarships available to cover the costs.

Shepherd’s Rest  In Columbia, South Carolina, Shepherd’s Rest, a ministry of Godspeed Resources Connection, offers short-term accommodation and meals with informal debriefing.

Siloam Missionary Homes  Located in Snow Camp, North Carolina, Siloam Missionary Homes has twelve homes available at a low cost to missionaries on home visit and retired missionaries.

Snow Mills Guesthouse  In Bogart, Georgia, Snow Mills Guesthouse, a ministry of Missionary Care Ministry, allows missionaries to stay in three bedrooms of the main house or in a three-bedroom apartment for free for 3-days up to a month.

Sunrise Acres Retreat  In Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Sunrise Acres Retreat is a Christian retreat center that offers a 25% discount to pastors and missionaries and their families.

The Dwelling Place  In Cassville, Wisconsin, The Dwelling Place is a ministry of Servant Care offering inexpensive accommodation in a large home to single Christian workers and couples.

The Gathering Place  Outside Charleston, South Carolina, The Gathering Place offers short-term housing for pastors, missionaries and their families.

The Haven  Located in Eure, North Carolina, the Haven provides accommodation for missionaries for two days to two weeks for rest and renewal.

Hotel Discounts  According to the Baptist Missionary Transportation Ministry (linked above), some Settle Inn & Suites, Super 8, and Best Western offer one night stay free to missionaries and pastors with proof (a business card or prayer card) of ministry involvement. Contact hotel chains individually to find out about availability.


Vehicles for Furlough   (also from “Calvary Missions Resource Connection and annotations again theirs)

Grace Corporation  Located in Max, North Dakota, Grace Corporation offers low cost rental cars for missionaries on home visits.
Christian Missionary Technical Services  Located in Bernville, Pennsylvania, Christian Missionary Technical Services offers loaner cars for missionaries on home visits for minimal cost.
Missionary Auto and Truck Services  Indiana.  “Since 1977, has assisted thousands of organizations and individuals in finding transportation, “
Missionary Ministries  Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, Missionary Ministries provides vehicles to missionaries on home visit on a donation basis.
The Car Ministry  Located in Falls Church, Virginia, The Car Ministry provides cars for the poor and needy and for Christian workers.
Missionary Resources Connection of North Carolina  Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Missionary Resources Connection of North Carolina provides vehicles for up to 3 months to missionaries on home visits for a minimal weekly donation.
Missionary Tech Team   Located in Longview, Texas, Missionary Tech Team has a fleet of cars and minivans that they leave inexpensively for up to a year to missionaries on home visits.

Macedonian Call Foundation offers low cost rental cars for missionaries on home visit. They have several locations linked below:

Good Shepherd Baptist Missions  Good Shepherd Baptist Missions offers emergency road assistance for missionaries on home visit through a network of local churches across America.