To meet an increasing need for a safe place of growth and enrichment, we have created a retreat and encouragement environment for persons in ministry and Christian life. In an intimate and restful setting on more than 600 acres of rolling woods, our guests are invited to participate in our distinctive retreat approaches as well as the more comprehensive 3 Strands Restoration Project. All are provided to best meet their schedules and needs.
Cornerstone Lodge specializes in reaching Christian leaders in crisis. Our primary objective is to get you back into ministry, healed and restored. You may be struggling with severe burnout, sexual addition including pornography, an affair, or other debilitating challenges. Simply put, those called to minister are always under attack. Cornerstone Lodge is a safe and confidential place of recovery for ministers who are ready to regain wholeness, holiness, and a new found freedom that furthers their call.
PSALM 40 RETREATS
Through our Christian Counseling Associates monthly “Benchmarks Bible Study Series” we have developed a special retreat – designed especially for both pastors (and spouses) and for laity couples who are actively involved in the Christian life. We've established our Psalm 40 Retreats to provide rest, restorative counseling, and intentional follow-up for those who "cry out to the Lord!" Each retreat is an intimate setting for a maximum of 6 couples…some are specifically designed for couples in ministry, and others are made just for those laity couples who are actively involved in the Christian life.
3 Strands Restoration Project
Spiritual Formation Retreats
Imagine a place designed just for you - the individual or couple in Christian ministry. You have poured out your life for God and His people, lived under strenuous pressure to perform, and have been tempted in all areas of life.
The 3 Strands Restoration Project of Cornerstone Lodge is designed to bring about God's redemptive purpose even though men still fall. Scripture tells us in Romans 11:29 that "God's gifts and call can never be withdrawn..." We believe this so much that we have built a three strand and specific program based on Discovery, Recovery, and Redemptive processes to continue what God started when He faithfully blessed fallen men of Scripture.
Strand 1: Discovery
Diagnosis and recommendations
Available audit of computers
Strand 2: Recovery (Retreat at Cornerstone Lodge)
Bringing issues to the light of Jesus Christ
Restoration of family, individual, and ministry
Husband and wife both attending the retreat
Strand 3: Restoration
Return to your calling
Christian counseling in our office or yours
Ongoing computer monitoring
Follow-up retreats as needed
Cornerstone Lodge is also available for small groups within Christian life, ranging from church staffs to small business groups, to conduct their own calendar or staff development retreats in day-long or overnight settings. We will be happy to accommodate your group’s budgetary needs as you come to Cornerstone Lodge for these workday retreats.
Many of our guests have requested that we lead Spiritual Formation Retreat. We direct One-Day retreats in which we encourage our guests to arrive the evening before to insure a full day of regaining intimacy with God. Our three-day and five-day retreats include a modified fast, prayer, and concentration on going deeper into our walk with the Lord. Both lay and ordained church leaders have participated in these retreats.