Guidestone Ministry Couples Retreat

Scholarship provided by Guidestone in partnership with Care4Pastors.
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"Julie and I benefitted from a G6 retreat over twenty years ago. These have been significant pastor-care retreats for the Oklahoma Baptist Convention, and now GuideStone is excited to offer them as part of our Pastoral Wellness initiative." Dr. Hance Dilbeck, President and Chief Executive Officer of GuideStone

“Let those who are taught the Word share all good things with those who teach” (Galatians 6:6). Quite often, couples in ministry become so involved in giving to others that their personal lives are neglected. They miss out on the first part of the biblical principle found in Matthew 10:8, “Freely you have received, freely give.” A Galatians 6:6 Retreat is a time of personal renewal and encouragement for ministry couples…a time to “freely receive” God’s good things for your marriage, family, and ministry. Galatians 6:6 Retreats are 3-day/2-night retreats for ministry couples in full-time ministry. They are held in various locations in the United States and overseas through strategic partnerships. The retreat, accommodations, meals, and all materials are gifts from our partner, GuideStone. More than 15,000 ministry couples from around the world have participated in these life-changing, marriage-enriching, ministry-impacting retreats! All you need to do is get to a retreat!

Upcoming retreats:
  • Orlando, FL - November 16-18, 2023
  • Austin, TX - December 3-5, 2023
  • Crandall, GA - January 25-27, 2024

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Who Should Apply?

Full-time or bi-vocational pastor/ministry couples should apply to attend one of the upcoming Galatians 6:6 Retreats. Space is limited in each retreat and priority registration is given to senior pastor couples. (Reminder: The retreat, accommodations, meals, and all materials are a gift from our partners. All you need to do is get to a retreat!)

Please note: The Galatians 6:6 Retreats are GIFTS from GuideStone Pastor Wellness for all SBC state convention staff and Director of Missions/Associational Mission Strategists.

What to Expect

During a Galatians 6:6 Retreat, you will: - Have your significance, value, and worth affirmed by the One who has called you! - Encounter Christ to revitalize your intimacy with Him. - Experience His Word to renew your marriage, family, and ministry. - Gain a vision for relational health and emotional fitness as Whole-life discipleship and outreach priorities. - Explore “Are You Ready” resources in order to ELEVATE prayer, EQUIP laborers, and EMBRACE the harvest. (Matthew 9:38)

What Recipients are Saying about this Scholarship

"The first night God began to heal my soul. I was hurting and didn’t realize it. I was hurt by my own spouse. I had been avoiding my own pain. We experienced what it was like to actually “confess and forgive” one another! We left the incredible retreat feeling poured into, spoiled, and UNITED as a couple!"

Pastor from Illinois -

"A new journey has begun for us! We learned to REALLY be “doers” of His Word, and NOT just “hearers”! We learned HOW to “Do the Book”! Thank you!"

Pastor’s wife from CT -

"Prior to coming to the retreat, I was planning to call it quits with my marriage. I arrived reluctantly to the conference. The Lord began working in my life. I have been to many marriage conferences and they have all been the same. This marriage retreat was “holistic”! It touched so many aspects of our lives and I have a renewed hope for our marriage and love for my spouse! This is the first time in 30 years of ministry that someone has invested in us!"

Pastor’s wife from Texas -

"We were in a dark and desperate place in our marriage when we arrived. God has intervened and transformed our relationship! Thank you to the presenters for leading by example and sharing your own vulnerable stories and being real with us! This marriage retreat has saved our marriage and family! We will never be the same!"

Denominational Leader in AZ -