Rest + Spiritual Guidance

Are you drowning under the weight of your ministry?

Do you feel lonely even though you are surrounded by parishioners?

At the Walt Crow Center for Pastors, we know that pastoring is difficult. That's why we offer you the opportunity to apply for a 3 night/4 day stay in a home on the campus of Southern Nazarene University and experience a renewal experience.

As part of the weekend, you will have the option to choose to engage in a free therapy session, a free session with a spiritual director, and a meeting with a pastor/mentor. However, if you would like to pass on any of these sessions, you may do so. This is about giving you the space to think, to bounce ideas and thoughts off of a spiritual guide or therapist, to draw near to God, and to find clarity for what may come in the future.

The only thing is that you are responsible for your own transportation to and from Oklahoma City, and for transportation while you are in Oklahoma City.

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How to Apply

Applications are open! Apply now for a retreat in Fall 2021/Winter 2022.

Sample Retreat Schedule

Friday

12:00 PM - Arrive at House, met by director or associate director for brief orientation.

2:00 - Meet with therapist

4:00 - Meet with pastor/mentor

6:00 - Dinner with Director Kelly Yates and Associate Director Steve Brant

Saturday

Free time


Sunday

10:30 am - Attend OKC First Church of the Nazarene

2:00 - Meet with Spiritual director

Free rest of the day

Monday

11:00 am - Meet with director Kelly Yates for a brief debriefing

12:00 pm - Checkout of house