Kerith Creek: A place of healing for church leaders
It all started in 2008 when Focus on the Family Canada opened Kerith Creek near Calgary, Alta., and began retreats for single and married church leaders. These ministry retreats were – and still are – a seven-day period of rest, small group teaching, healing and counselling.
Jerry and Renee Ritskes, the pastoral leaders at Kerith Creek, bring their own experience of more than 25 years of ministry. Now, reflecting over the last few years of ministering to pastors, missionaries and other Christian leaders, they share a bit of what it’s like to serve at Kerith Creek.
“We came to Kerith Creek primarily because we experienced a retreat with Sonscape Retreats, which later became the model for Kerith Creek,” says Jerry. “I was in real need of refreshment and hope. We had experienced some difficult things in ministry and I felt ‘used up.’ I felt like God was finished with me. It was a scary and confusing time.”
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