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Revitalize

A Revitalization Retreat is a 2 – 5 day getaway that allows space and time for rest and revitalization of your spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and creative life. Recover intimacy with God, restore your “margin,” take time to pray, meditate, read and study.

Refocus

Our passion and mission is to meet the specific needs of Christian leaders. Our Refocus Retreat typically incorporates LifeBridge Coaching along with other resources to assist you in living a high quality of life while in ministry. Get in closer touch with your own heart and your unique life-calling.

Renew

Our Group Retreats allow Church leaders, couples, men’s groups, or ladies groups to convene and clarify their individual, marital, or corporate calling (incorporating purpose, mission, and vision statements). We also offer an effective marriage renewal resource.

What the BMI Oasis Offers

The BMI (Bridge Ministries, Inc.) Oasis is a hosted place of rest for Pastors, Missionaries, and other Christian Leaders. We also provide our ministry guests with optional Care Services, such as confidential coaching and life-focusing resources, when they visit. The BMI Oasis is a Partner with Life Impact Ministries, which provides hosted retreat centers for Christian workers around the world.

Our 3-acre Oasis is located in the countryside about one mile from the quaint village of Richland, Michigan. Our property incorporates a serene pond, an island (for bonfires), a prayer hut, a hammock, walking trails, etc. It is very conducive for getting back in touch with the Lord, your spouse, and your own heart. Whether you need a relaxing time of solitude, an opportunity to refocus your life or plan your future, a place to pray and study, a getaway with your spouse, or a place to explore nature, the BMI Oasis is here for you. We will seek to accommodate you, listen to your story, and serve your specific needs.

H.B. London’s book Pastors at Greater Risk reports that over fifty percent of pastors in the USA would leave the pastorate if they had somewhere else to go or another way to make a living. Also that 1,500 pastors leave their ministries each month due to burnout, conflict or moral failure. In addition, they note:

80%

80% believed their pastoral ministry affected their family negatively

33%

33% said that being in ministry was an outright hazard to their family

50%

50% felt unable to meet the needs of their job

70%

70% said they had a lower self-esteem than when they started out

Meet Our Team

John Studebaker, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Julie Studebaker

Facilities Coordinator

Cosmas Saturnino

Director of BMI, South Sudan

Martin Mukusa

Director of BMI, Kenya

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