Personal Church Worker Retreats

“So then, a sabbath rest still remains for the people of God…”

Retreat Details


Weekdays only.
-Mondays through Thursday
-We prefer church workers book within 30 days of your stay.

Enjoy one or two nights at LOMC’s Freedom Tree Village.
-Use of main/great room of Marander/Dody Lodge.
-Your own room and bathroom.

Comfortable space to work, pray and rest.

Over 600 acres to hike, fish and more.

WIFI available

Relax on a couch near the fireplace.

Meals are not included.
-Hotel-size refrigerator available
-Small microwave available
-Coffee maker in building
-Many restaurants in Oregon, IL
-Delivery available to our Hospitality Center through Chowdown OTown

Who Can Register?

This special opportunity is available for all ELCA church workers; paid or volunteer.

The planning and care of ministries often requires time and space to lead ministry opportunities. Perhaps you need to work on a sermon series, plan a Bible study, map out that mission trip or recreate your family ministry plans.

Come join us at LOMC to enjoy time away for rest, planning and more.

At this time the grant for personal retreats is open to all ELCA church workers (paid and volunteer).

All guests must have a current WAIVER completed.

Costs and Grant Dollars

If possible, we ask church workers for a free-will donation to cover the per-night cost (currently $95 per night).

LOMC receives donations from churches and individuals directed to our Scholarship Fund. We have set aside an initial amount of $2,500 to help grant church workers time to spend in creation.

All donations received will be returned to our Scholarship Fund to help other church workers in need. We prefer to offer partial grants if possible but we will work with each individual circumstance.

Accommodation Note

In most cases, you will be the only person in the building. In some cases (especially in the summer) you may need to share the building with others.