"We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private; and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship - CS Lewis"



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Currently, we provide free counseling and encouragement, to our local community, at the office. Through the internet, we are able to minister to those outside our state or country. We also have an apartment in North Carolina and one in Tennessee, where God’s servants can come for a sabbatical, some physical rest, and/or encouragement at no cost to themselves.

Laurie and I have been counseling and encouraging folks for over 35 years in ministry together. In addition, we utilize homes and/or guest quarters that our ministry partners own in different states to accommodate leaders.

Our ultimate vision for Solitude Place is to be a retreat center where pastors, chaplains, missionaries, ministry leaders, and Christian business owners can come for respite and encouragement, at no cost.

We all know a hiker stops along the way to rest so he can continue along his journey feeling refreshed to complete his trek. These homes provide a place to stop for the weary. However; many ministry leaders fail to stop and spend time with their family and Lord.

In fact, research shows that some of the biggest reasons that pastors burnout in ministry is due to the lack of vacation/sabbatical rest, little or no physical exercise, no effective way to deal with critics, lack of daily time in the Scriptures, poor relational/leadership skills, the neglect of family, loneliness while leading, and the inability to say no to requests.

We provide a place where folks can come to REST, be REFRESHED and RECONNECT in all of those relationships! You can help by praying, becoming a monthly financial partner, and sharing about Solitude place with your friends. With God’s help, there are no limits!

If you would like more information about Solitude Place, please contact Pastor Randy Southwick at randy@solitudeplace.com

Big News for Solitude Place!

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.Galatians 6:10

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A family in Tennessee has made their apartment available for pastors and missionaries to come and experience solitude. We are very excited to see Hibernation Station join us in ministering to God’s servants. We now have an apartment in NC, two apartments in TN, and a house in AZ that can be or has been used for ministry. We are very grateful for their hearts toward Solitude Place Ministries.

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Solitude Place Ministries Inc. and mail to:

Solitude Place Ministries Inc.
PO Box 63
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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Phone at (828) 351-9679

Email at Randy@solitudeplace.com

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