1 out of every 3 Christian leaders in America is living in isolation – isolation from relationships where they can openly wrestle with life, faith, and ministry. Our passion is to foster a safe environment for those leaders and their spouses to come into the light and notice what they are thinking and feeling about these things, and to do that in front of God and some safe people. We believe Jesus is faithful to take this honest noticing and bring freedom through His gifts of rest, healing, and play.
We have been doing this with leaders for years in the ministry settings God had placed us. Now we are focusing our attention and energy on leaders and their families through the founding of Breathe Life Ministries. We are a tattered ministry couple ourselves, loved and daily healed by Jesus, whose hearts are broken by God for other ministry leaders and their families.
Our mission is…
shepherding Christian leaders and their spouses into the presence of God
to experience His gifts of rest, healing and play
Our vision is for Breathe Life to become a hub of rest and restoration for Christian leaders – a place of beauty, discovery, and healing under the promise of Jesus, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
a hub of rest and restoration for Christian leaders
Our heart’s desire is to create a spacious retreat on 100+ acres of land in the hill country of Texas with multiple private cottages, ponds for kayaking and fishing, trails through the woods, an art barn for ceramics, woodworking, and painting, evening songs around a campfire, an archery range, and specific soul care for Christian leaders and their families fostering an atmosphere of rest, healing, and play.
a spacious retreat on 100+ acres of land in the hill country of Texas
with private cottages, ponds, trails, art barn, campfires, archery,
and specific soul care for Christian leaders and their families
Leader’s could come alone, with their spouse, or with their entire family. They could come with a group of friends for an intentional time of growth, or by themselves to have a quiet space to write a book, or simply to read one cover to cover. Surrounding all these options would be a community of Breathe Life staff who foster a place of great healing and worship through Sabbath rest, listening to your story and your heart, joining you in prayer and listening for God, and plenty of opportunities for playing and eating together in God’s creation!
Our vision is a hub of rest and restoration – so we see this beautiful retreat as a launching pad for breathing life into leadership groups around the world, as we bring the ministry of Breathe Life right where people live and lead. And unlike most everything else that exists for leaders, Breathe Life is not about gaining another skill or leading a new program. It’s about shepherding the hearts of leaders out into the open so God can bring healing and strength to His leaders in the midst of authentic community. We believe, when a leader is able to live in this kind of “walking in the light” relationship with God and a few others, it will transform and revitalize the communities and churches they serve!
Breathe Life is not about gaining another skill or leading a new program.
It’s about shepherding the hearts of leaders out into the open
so God can bring healing and strength…
If you are interested in helping make the Breathe Life Ministries Vision a reality, please contact us. We’d love to talk to you!