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Calvary Missions Resource Connection is 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.

 

While our primary focus is to missionaries and senders within the Calvary Chapel movement of churches, we welcome all to glean from this collection of missions resources.

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ACCOMMODATION FOR HOME VISITS:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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

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.

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."

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Hephzibah House provides affordable accommodation for those serving in Christian ministry.

WEBSITES WITH LISTINGS OF ACCOMMODATION FOR HOME VISITS FOR MISSIONARIES:

Christian Missionary Resources have a listing of homes and retreat centers across the U.S.

Hospitality Homes maintains a listing of a "global network of homes providing rest and renewal for pastors, clergy, missionaries, chaplains, ministry directors, and other full-time Christian workers."

Servant Care maintains a list of private individuals throughout the U.S. offering hospitality within thier homes to missionaries on home visits. Missionaries can register with Servant Care for a small fee and pay $15/night for accommodation.

Friends in Action has contact information for more than 800 host families across North America who are willing to provide overnight accommodation to missionaries who are on home visits.

OTHER OPTIONS FOR ACCOMMODATION DURING HOME VISITS:

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.