A Place of Rest for Pastors, Missionaries, and other Christian Leaders.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to the Oasis!
The BMI Oasis is a non-denominational ministry (an outreach of Bridge Ministries, Inc.) serving Pastors, missionaries, ministry leaders and their spouses. Guests are accommodated Bed & Breakfast style. We allow them to structure their own retreats, and we also provide them 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.
The Oasis is very conducive for getting back in touch with the Lord, your spouse, and your own heart. Whether you need a time of solitude, a place to pray and study, a getaway with your spouse, a place to explore nature, or life-coaching to refocus your life and calling, the Oasis is here for you. We will seek to accommodate you, listen to your story, and serve your specific needs.
Our Vineyard Suite is a quiet, private, and spacious accommodation for one couple. Our Pondview and Purple Martin Rooms allow us to accommodate groups of up to 3 couples.
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 reflection and bonfires), our Cattail Chapel (prayer hut), a hammock, and a walking trail with a 6-stage prayer walk). Our library with over 2000 titles is also available to our guests.
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: