In This Issue...
- A Theology of Humor by Cheryl Taylor
- Ministering With Humor by Stephanie Nance
- Christian Leaders Having Fun? by Pam Morton with Kathy Jingling
- The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter by Dwenda Gjerdingen, MD, MS
Note: The following listings are not recommendations, but are supplied for informational purposes only.
Traveling Guidebooks for Christians
The Christian Traveler’s Companion, by Amy Eckert & Bill Peterson. Published by Fleming H. Revell in 2000, the first volume details favorite Christian travel destinations in the U.S. and Canada. The second (2001) features vacation ideas in Western Europe, all of which will enrich your faith.
The Christian Traveler’s Guide to Great Britain, by Irving Hexham. Published by Zondervan in 2001, this guide explores destinations in Great Britain of interest to Christians, particularly those with an interest in Christian history. Other volumes explore Germany and France.
Books of Interest
- Redeeming the Time: A Christian Approach to Work and Leisure, by Leland Ryken. Baker Book House, 1995. Available at: www.amazon.com.
Bed and Breakfasts which offer a clergy discount
The Lion and Lamb Bed & Breakfast
Bayberry Inn Bed & Breakfast (welcomes children & pets)
Falmouth, MA (Cape Cod)
The Inn at South Harbour Village
Fifty percent discount for clergy! (see website for details)
Rooms to accommodate families
The Courthouse Inn
Can accommodate up to four children
The Little Tree Bed & Breakfast
Taos, New Mexico
Can accommodate children
The Colonial House
Can accommodate children
Fancy Free Bed & Breakfast
“A service to those in full-time ministry”
- The Hale House Inn Bed & Breakfast
- Innkeeper Ministries, Inc.
Destinations Which Specifically Provide Rest and Ministry to Ministers
All of the destinations listed below were found at www.pastorsnet.com/caregiver_ministries/coun_resources_retreats.html. Please view this wonderful site for more information.
Blessing Ranch, Inc.
A Mountain Retreat
Candlelight Inn (for ministry couples)
Eagle’s Nest Ranch
Vacations for Pastors’ Families (Many offer clergy discounts)
The sampling below was found at: www.pastorsnet.com/caregiver_ministries/vacation_hospitality.html
Buffalo Ridge Retreat Center
- Cozy Bear Cabins
Fallen Goose Ministry
Makahiki Ministries: “A network of over 100 homes around the world, offering Christian workers a place to rest and be refreshed”
P.O. Box 415
Mariposa, CA 95338
Pleasant Vineyard Ministries
1925 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Triple Creek Ranch
348 N. Snipe Hollow Rd.
Elizabeth, IL 61028
For Women Only
- Spa for the Spirit
Kansas City, MO
Non-denominational Christian mini-retreats for individuals and groups
Other Sites of Interest to the Christian Traveler
Bob Neff Tours—“Enjoy the fellowship of other Christians” on one of their group bus tours. “Many destinations in the USA and several overseas destinations.”
Hosanna Hotel and Spa
Trinidad, West Indies
Really Desperate for a Break?
“Lilly Endowment, an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, seeks to strengthen Christian congregations by providing opportunity for pastors to step away briefly from the persistent obligations of daily parish life and to engage in a period of renewal and reflection.”