Rest is calling your name

We equip pastors for rest & longevity

Pastor, you need to rest

We don't have to know you personally to know that you could use some rest. While ministry is a tremendous blessing, it can weigh heavy on the Lead Pastor at times. In the fast-paced nature of life it's also difficult for us to assess how we are actually doing. This trip is designed to give you a few days away to rest, recharge and send you back how with excitement for what God is going to do in and through you.


What To Expect?



As pastors and leaders it can sometimes be difficult to find friends and real community. During these getaways you'll have the opportunity to meet, fellowship, and commune with those who are running the race with you. You don't have to put on a mask or pretend everything's ok, this environment is safe to open up about your struggles and our hope for you is that you would establish friendships with other pastors and leaders so you don't do life alone.



You pour into others on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. We are passionate about making sure you get poured into and leave feeling empowered, encouraged, and energized. We don't just want you to experience rest, we also want to give you the tools to keep a healthy rhythm of rest so that you not just survive, but thrive in all that God has called you to.


Fly Fishing

We also want you to have fun on this getaway. Each trip includes a guided fly fishing experience where you can enjoy God's creation, catch fish, and have fun! These fly fishing experiences allow you to pause, breathe, and actually relax.



Our Founder

Nick Newman is the founder and Lead Pastor of Propel Church in Mount Pleasant, NC. For years, Nick has helped Lead Pastors live and lead better and in early 2021 he started the Lead Pastors Getaway. His vision is to help pastors establish healthy rhythms of rest to stay in ministry for the long run. Here is a brief message from our founder:


"One of the biggest challenges I had in the early days of our church is having a healthy rhythm of rest. This getaway is designed to help you kickstart a healthy rest rhythm in your life and ministry. I've yet to meet a pastor who couldn't improve in the area of rest so here's my challenge: give us 3 days in the mountains. You'll be surrounded by pastors who understand your struggles, have the ability to relax, eat some great food, and experience fly fishing. This trip isn't an escape, it's an invitation to be equipped for rest the way God designed it."

-Nick Newman, Lead Pastor at Propel Church