After a long season of ministry that culminated with the sad news of the beheading of John the Baptist, the Lord Jesus spoke to His disciples saying, “Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while" (Mark 6:31). The demands and disappointments of ministry were wearing them down, but Jesus offered them rest.


As preachers of the gospel we also need to heed the words of the Lord Jesus to come apart unto Him and rest a while. The late evangelist, Vance Havner, described it this way: "If we do not come apart, we will surely come apart."


THE PREACHER'S REST is an opportunity for pastors, church staff, evangelists, missionaries, those called into ministry, and their wives to come together for a few days. REST serves as an acronym for Refresh, Encourage, Strengthen, and Train. REST will not be a how-to meeting, a promotional meeting, or an agenda-driven meeting. Our desire is that our time together be refreshing, relaxing, and relational. We encourage casual dress for all sessions with the exception of the Tuesday evening session which will also include our midweek church service.


I hope that you and your spouse will consider joining us as we come apart from the world unto the Lord Jesus Christ to find rest in His work.



Registration fees are $34.99 for an individual and $44.99 per couple. The registration fee covers the cost of materials and three meals. Registration does not include lodging. You may wish to choose a hotel from the list below. Select hotels are offering special rates for the meeting. To receive the discounted rate mention Tabernacle Baptist Church when reserving your room.


To register, simply click the link below:



Fairfield Inn & Suites

1950 13th Avenue Drive SE Hickory, NC 28601

828-431-3000 | $109*+tax

• Breakfast is included


Hampton Inn

1956 13th Avenue Drive SE Hickory, NC 28602 | (828) 624-2000

• Breakfast is included


Holiday Inn Express

2250 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602 | (828) 328-2081

$110* + tax (must be reserved by August 13)

• Breakfast is included


Hilton Garden Inn

1320 17th Street Drive SE Hickory, NC 28602 | (828) 327-1000


Best Western

1520 13th Avenue Drive SE, Hickory, NC 28602 | (828) 323-1150

$82* + tax (must be reserved by August 20)

• Breakfast is included


*Rate applies when you mention Tabernacle Baptist Church


Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

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