"A Safe Place To Go and a Caring Person to Come to..."
The change of pace and responsibilities when one comes to the Regional CARE locations can help individuals gain a fresh perspective on their calling and experience personal spiritual renewal. Showing hospitality involves much more than sharing a meal and providing a bed. It involves being a channel of God's blessing to one another as brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, encouraging one another, meeting one another's needs, and sharing one another's concerns, hurts, and victories. We believe that the spiritual health of those in ministry is extremely important to those they serve. Our regional CARE homes offer purposeful, intentional, and deliberate encouragement, lovingly directed personal ministry, and rest for the mind, soul, and spirit.
Our smoke and alcohol free facilities offer one day personal ministry (at some locations), several night stays at some, and longer stays at select locations for those who desire an extended time of ministry.
Personal ministry time varies for each person, depending on what you requested when you applied. We will be happy to set aside time for you. It may be all at one time or may be spread out over the day to give you time to process as the Holy Spirit speaks to you. We are prepared to be flexible.
NOTE: Not all that do the personal ministry are licensed professional counselors. They do not make a diagnosis. They are Christian ministers who listen, care, love, suggest, and pray for a person's needs from a spiritual perspective based on the teachings of the Bible.
People often find themselves with bruised hearts that lead to places of emotional and physical pain. We don't assume to know, or even understand the extent of what you have endured, the choices that were made for you, or the choices you have made on your own that have brought you to our CARE locations, but we do know the One who is your safety rope and it is our heart to help you grab hold as He brings you to a place where you feel safe for the rest of your life. He loves you and we CARE.
People often find themselves with bruised hearts that lead to places of emotional and physical pain. We don't assume to know, or even understand the extent of what you have endured, the choices that were made for you, or the choices you have made on your own that have brought you to our CARE Locations, but we do know the One who is your safety rope and it is our heart to help you grab hold as He brings you to a place where you feel safe for the rest of your life. He loves you and we CARE.
It is our desire and purpose to:
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
...being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.
See, I lay a stone in Zion , a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.
A bruised reed he will not break and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD."
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Jesus asks you, "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with meâ€”watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
To help with administrative costs we ask a $25 scheduling fee for the CARE Locations. That is sent to ServantCARE, P.O. Box 173, Cassville, Wisconsin 53806. At each CARE location there is a minimal fee of $35 per day for singles and $45 for couples. Our goal is to provide a restful place at a reasonable cost while still meeting our own financial obligations. For those who are going to the locations with a *, the amount and housing arrangements are different. Just ask us when you fill out the application and we will be happy to share the details. All fees in U.S. Funds please.
Our heart is to meet your need. Please read thoroughly all the information on this site and follow the instructions. First send the application (may be sent to us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org) while getting the information on the referral letter to the proper people (MUST be sent via postal mail), and then copy, paste, print, and send us the release form (MUST be sent via postal mail) with your $25 (in US funds) so that we may expedite your request and serve you better. We will check our calendar on the availability of the location requested and respond as soon as possible. We look forward to serving you and will do our very best to accommodate you, but we do book on a "first-come, first-booked" basis. Please get your request in early.
NOTE: Since each location has their own purpose and identity, acceptance and length of stay of guests must be consistent with the ministry purposes of each location, as well as availability.
How to register to stay in a CARE Home:
Requests for these locations are best submitted at least a month ahead of time and at the very least two weeks prior to the time of arrival.