Pastors’ & Marriage Retreats

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This is why I recommend The Lodge to pastors

More than just an elegant getaway, The Lodge is a place for personal renewal and encouragement. To best accommodate your busy schedule and needs, we are currently offering two different retreat options.

We offer a variety of dates and facilitators for your convenience. All retreats have limited space, book yours today!

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Pastors’ Retreats

5-Day (Monday-Friday)

Our Pastors’ Retreat provides pastors and their wives with an environment to draw close to God and to each other. Enter into a relaxing schedule designed to help you enjoy fellowship with God and others.

Being a Christian leader is both inspiring and challenging. The expectations and demands can best be met by periodic times of reflection and refreshment.

For nearly four decades, pastors have befriended Life Action. More than 6,000 pastors have hosted a Life Action event. Now we have the joy of returning that hospitality and blessing to God’s shepherds.

Up to eight couples can stay at The Lodge at one time, which lends to both solitude and fellowship in an environment of luxurious accommodations, scrumptious cuisine, and nature at its finest.

A Pastors’ Retreat is a chance to spend time with God. We want to rekindle pastors’ love for Christ, His church, and their relationships. See for yourself why so many pastors have been blessed by a retreat at The Lodge.

Sample Schedule

Each retreat begins with an afternoon check-in, followed by dinner at 6:00 and an evening small group discussion. The daily schedule begins with either a full breakfast, or a light breakfast with a brunch at 10:30. There is a mid-morning small group discussion each day.

Afternoons are free for couples to spend at their leisure, either on site or in the surrounding community. Dinner is at 6:00, followed by an evening gathering. The last day of the retreat ends at noon after a full breakfast and a closing session.

Marriage Retreats


This Marriage Retreat is a three-day getaway for anyone desiring to invest in their marriage.

Our beautiful facilities, immaculate housekeeping, and gourmet meals will envelop you in luxury. What better location to escape from the demands of life to rest, reflect, and be refreshed together as a couple!

The retreat is designed to strengthen your marriage. Whether you seek simple refreshment or restoration, the time you spend together will pay rich dividends of love, loyalty, and closeness. Our marriage retreats are a sound investment in your future. Come experience how principles of spiritual renewal can grow your relationship with God and with your spouse!

Sample Schedule


Check-in: 3:00-5:00 PM
Orientation: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Opening Session: 7:30 PM


Morning Session: 9:00 AM
Brunch: 10:30 AM
Free Time: 12:00-5:45 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Evening Session: 7:30 PM


Breakfast: 8:30 AM
Closing Session: 9:45 AM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
There are a total of four small group sessions planned at about 1 1/2 hours each. The facilitator and his wife are also available for one-on-one time if you request it during the retreat.


Ed & Gayle Villalba

Dir. of Pastoral Care

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Wilson & Laura Green

Revivalist and
Conference Speaker

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Gregg & Patti Simmons

Revivalist and
Conference Speaker

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Byron & Sue Paulus

Speaker and
Executive Dir. of Life Action Min.

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Steve & Debby Canfield

Revivalist and
Conference Speaker

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Del & Debra Fehsenfeld III

Speaker and
Exec. Team at Life Action Min.

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Registration, Pricing and Scholarships

Retreat Pricing

5-Day Pastors’ Retreat — $750/couple
3-Day Couples’ Retreat — $450/couple

The cost includes most meals, lodging, services, and the use of the facility. (We are grateful for special donations which have enabled the cost for our retreats to be significantly less than their actual value.)

If you are in pastoral ministry and cannot cover the full amount, you may benefit from our scholarship fund.



(for pastors’ retreats only)

Since we believe that our ministry should not be limited to those who can afford it, various individuals and organizations have given donations to be used as scholarships for people in need. To apply for a financial scholarship for a Pastors’ Retreat, use the link below.

If you have any questions or want to check on your application status, please contact Jeff Garr at or 269-697-2062.

Apply for a Scholarship

Sponsor a Pastor

Thanks for your interest in refreshing the hearts of pastoral couples by sending them to The Lodge, our leadership retreat center for pastoral renewal. For $750 ($62.50 per month) you can help sponsor a pastor and his wife to one of our five-day retreats.

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