A Solution For Leader Burnout?
The Private Healing Boat Retreat
An inspiring nautical setting that promotes personal transformation and renewal.
Modern research is confirming the ancient wisdom that says emotional health (or a prosperous soul) is the foundation to wellness in all areas of life.
At Noble Ministries our specialty is helping people discover and renew their heart-level belief systems that have been causing them emotional pain and hindering their success.
One way we deliver the healing love of God to these leaders is the unique and powerful “Private Healing Boat Retreat”.
We took Greg and Lois away by boat for a three-day trip in the beautiful San Juan Islands. In that inspiring setting, they experienced relational safety, a private stateroom, healthy meals, rest and encouragement, and healing for their souls.
The first time we met this couple, we soon understood that they had led two congregations over the course of a dozen years, and it nearly destroyed them!, They had been out of “the ministry” for nineteen years, and yet when they spoke about their time in the pastorate, it was still so painful that tears quickly welled up.
Trying to steer away from this painful subject I asked Lois, “What do you enjoy? What gives you life?” She broke down even more as she replied that two joys in her life had been music and entertaining guests in their home. However, she now avoided these activities because they brought back the painful memories of her experiences as a pastor’s wife and worship leader in their church!
This is a classic example of how the gifts and graces given by God, that are meant to fulfill us and express His love to the world, can be shut down by unresolved emotional pain.
Our hearts broke for them. There was no mistaking a call to help!
“Somehow, before we even boarded the boat in Anacortes, WA, we felt safe enough to go to sea with complete strangers!”
“When ushered to our beautifully private stateroom, our stresses and fears began to melt away, and our hearts turned towards God’s life-giving Presence.
… Neil and Kathy are gifted at creating a reassuring atmosphere that was a medley of Master Mariner, pastor/healer, and gracious hospitality, all infused with this supernatural Presence thing that inspires Hope. It’s unexplainable!
Highlights for me were being at anchor in a stunningly beautiful bay at sunset after a day of encounters with God’s redeeming love and feeling a peace more profound than I have ever experienced.
The shipboard life, otter, bald eagles, porpoise, snow capped mountains, good food, healing prayer sessions, rest, and fellowship all contributed toward a renewed intimacy with God and hope for the future.
“Feels like we’ve been resurrected! Thank you so much Noble Ministries.”
– Grateful New Friends!