What is Oasis?
Just like you want the best doctor for surgery, the best coach for your team, the best adviser for your finances, Oasis Leadership Ministries connects you with a cutting edge team of mentors for pastors, missionaries, leaders, and spouses. They are found at Oasis Retreats, Oasis Individual Focus Encounters, and proactively through Oasis Health Check Workshops.
When you, your spouse, or your leaders are faced with some of the toughest times in your personal or ministry life, discerning your next steps for ministry, or simply wanting to keep up on your game by proactively checking on your spiritual, emotional, and relational well-being, having cutting edge people on your side makes all the difference.
We have the combined theological/psychological experience of over two hundred and thirty years helping nearly fifteen hundred others in similar seasons in a professional, understanding and confidential way to foster rest and healing, leading to hope and confidence to take the next steps in your journey. Oasis Leadership Ministries: Confidential, Committed, and Connected. Because Leadership makes the difference.
Choose from 3 difference Oasis Experiences
Six-day/Five-night retreats providing a place to reconnect with God and work through personal and ministry challenges.
MINISTRY HEALTH-CHECK WORKSHOP
With timely, preventative care, individuals and couples can be renewed and equipped for a long life of service.
INDIVIDUAL FOCUSED ENCOUNTERS
4 days/3 nights of one-on-one counselling and support for ministry couples or individuals in immediate crisis.
See What We're About
Reserve your spot now in any of our upcoming workshops, retreats or individual encounters. Space is limit so register quickly.
Oasis Alumni Couple
Powerful, great insight, sensitive, painful, releasing, enlightening and hopeful are all the words we would use to describe our experience. Your warm, understanding and accepting attitudes helped us let down our guard and engage in the process. Your God-focus insight throughout helped you correctly read where we were at and what we needed. We feel like now that we are aware of what is inside (...)
Very personable...felt safe to open up and express ourselves…wonderful to rest, nap, walk, wind down and be refreshed in the afternoons...thoroughly enjoyed accommodation...perfect, private, comfortable…; amazing, delicious food; teaching sessions were wonderful…we delved into areas that we didn’t know how to unlock; perfect balance...great content...skilled leaders…blown away with Brent’s p (...)
Pastor & Spouse
Freeing, humbling...I thought I was further along than my spouse, eye opening, understanding, very nice, restful and peaceful, really enjoyed many good conversations in the hot tub, dinner at Bob and Penny’s was great, appreciated the amount of time spent addressing our core issues one on one with Bob, we really needed this focused attention at this time, we definitely addressed core issues. (...)
Accommodation and Meals: Way more than expected!; outstanding; felt pampered; beautiful and comfortable; the location is so much a part of the healing…couldn’t pick a better place!…it was meaningful to have our own space to go away to as needed…own bathroom too…awesome.
Teaching sessions: great info and presentation style, very informative, excellent content, engaging and energetic, chart (...)
Great accommodation and amazing meals; excellent at revealing things about what I was going through; loved how John would pray as led by the Holy Spirit; excellent counseling…tools for anger and grieving; excellent information and relatable…process of forgiveness was very helpful; really liked the meditative exercise…great balance between cause, effect, and recovery; thanks for speaking hon (...)
Feedback from participants:
Beautiful facility, genuine and caring hosts, amazing meals; appreciated the interaction, transparency, real examples of the presenters, loved the heart and spiritual content of the presenters…how they would just stop and pray…appreciated the opportunities to ask questions and dialogue, very practical and very helpful.
“Please don’t stop doing what you are (...)
Knowledgeable, professional speakers, informal; relaxed setting, the questions asked by leaders during the interactive stage were excellent, encouraging, validating, safe; balance of conceptual, experiential and safety; the teaching on “sustainable resilience” and practicality on information on burnout; very helpful to our situation, interaction between presenters and us; allowing people to (...)
Excellent; thanks so much I feel encouraged and supported; thank you for coming to our city...it was great to have it here; really appreciated and applicable; good day.
Place to truly quiet my spirit and rest...core issues were addressed...I was able to come to a place of release through forgiveness...I am taking responsibility for myself, body, mind, emotions and spirit...the balance of sessions and time off allowed me to reflect, meditate, feel, and even rest, which, I’m learning, is okay to do...this is what I truly needed...Thank you Bob for who you are (...)
Really enjoyed the variety of speakers and the relevance of each topic, adaptable/flexible, practical examples of how to do ministry/not theory, obvious expertise offering opinions and knowledge; the role play helped visualize the point being made; enjoyed the entire experience...it was very good...helpful, affirming, practical and timely.
Pastor and Spouse
Amazing location, very warm and inviting, meals were outstanding, amazing, and abundant, hosts were very caring and encouraging, all our core issues were addressed, worked through some tough things and got pushed in areas needed, I realize where I need to be more direct in some conversations that still need to happen, good balance, any more time working would have been too taxing for me, the (...)
Thanks so much for slowing things down for us and for your dedication to pastoral leaders and their health!; Will be “chewing” on this for a long time; well done...you are teaching on the hot spot areas in the hearts of those who minister today...I like the space and affirmation for questions and wise answers; good job...great to have you in our city and our church.
Loved the hot tub, very quiet and restful, beautiful surroundings and scenery, nice variety of meals, yes, core issues were addressed...even issues we didn’t know were there...thank you.
Thank you Bob and Penny for doing the ministry you do...will definitely recommend it to others...so helpful for us...we know God wanted us here...Thank you for sharing some of your personal experiences, it (...)
Pastor & Spouse
Accommodation was beautiful...extravagant...very comfortable...provisions and supplies very good...hot tub was very enjoyable, great meals with great with great conversation...especially appreciated the hard work providing excellent options that worked with our dietary restrictions, yes...core issues were addressed...very much so...Bob did a great job of pressing in to make sure we got to t (...)
Pastor & Spouse
I couldn’t have asked for more from the sessions—thank you so much. You didn’t waste time, were on time, and ended when you said you would. Great insight, sensitivity, and speaking into our lives was really beautiful. One on one with Bob was just what I needed. I think each day you correctly read where we were at and what we needed. If you’ve only done these intensives twice you are fas (...)
Pastor & Spouse
Excellent, great hospitality, restful, quality, set us at ease, loved the accommodations, we felt pampered and loved, the hosts were amazing, the grounds were a very peaceful setting where reflection could easily take place, meals were incredible. Core issues were definitely addressed...surprised us in some ways...but you have a great gift of getting to the heart of the matter. Thanks for t (...)
Pastor & Spouse
Fabulous location and facility, views are spectacular, different rooms are picturesque and comfortable, beds and bedding are excellent, privacy is very good and there is spiritual peace, meals were unbelievable, yummy, definitely felt pampered, lunches and welcome baskets were a very nice personal touch, Pat and Peggy were wonderful hosts, Bob and Penny were professional, very engaging, disc (...)
Hosts (Pat and Peggy) were sensitive to where we were at, did not intrude but were graciously available, our accommodations were faultless, beautiful...could not have been better, suite was large, comfortable, clean, full of amenities and most of all, restful, the grounds were a great place to experience the outdoors, meals were delicious, well prepared, fresh, abundant, felt like they were (...)
Ministry Director & Spouse
Powerful, great insight, sensitive, painful, releasing, enlightening and hopeful are all the words we would use to describe our experience. Your warm, understanding and accepting attitudes helped us let down our guard and engage in the process. Your God-focus insight throughout helped you correctly read where we were at and what we needed. We feel like now that we are aware of what is ins (...)
HC Workshop Attendee
Did you find this Workshop relevant and/or helpful to you and your ministry situation?
Excellent sharing and teaching, very encouraging...confirmed that we really are okay and doing good, showed us the areas that affect us and the importance of staying on top of it, just being with those I do ministry with was joyful to me, that material was great, I realized that there are people out the (...)
It validated how we feel about ourselves and the brokenness in our church and how we think God wants to fix it in a different model...build something new; great info on burnout and great to be able to hear what people are dealing with and how to work through it; I thought it was very relevant; embracing, helpful concepts, open talk dialogue led to good application; it confirmed for me many t (...)
Thank you for your heart and care for pastoral leaders; thanks again for authentically “pouring in” and for the great encouragement for the journey; This was a great and painful day...thank you!; Thanks – it was a very encouraging, refreshing workshop; fantastic; excellent; Thank you so much...this is so needed; Thanks for this ministry...it’s so badly needed...where else can you go to talk (...)