Pastoral breaks in the Algarve region of Portugal with direct ﬂights from most parts of the UK to Faro.
Strong links with the English speaking International Evangelical Church of the Algarve ensure that ministry is available while pastoral support, if desired, is available from your hosts.
It is well known that many church ministers leave their calling due to the pressure of work; “burnout” is too common, rest and relaxation too infrequent. Here at 6:31 Refreshment Ministries we provide accessible breaks in a lovely situation for your minister and his wife (and children). The facilities provide the peace and quiet necessary. The hosts of 6:31 provide a warm welcome and try to make the time spent here as relaxing and refreshing as possible. No cooking, no driving, no responsibilities, no pressure, no expectations, no requirements! Just eat and sleep if you need that kind of break. Costs are deliberately kept to a minimum as the running expenses of 6:31 are provided by the wider Christian church and community.
6:31 Refreshment Ministries seeks to serve the Lord Jesus by ministering to His ministers. The words of our Lord to the disciples show the necessity of rest from the busyness of ministry. It was necessary then and continues to be necessary now. Training and establishing new ministers is of limited value if we don’t take care of them when they are serving the church, serving their Lord. A haven of peace and quiet will allow your minister to re-engage with the Lord Jesus, rest from the hustle of life and return to you refreshed.