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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

The demands of pastoral ministry in the 21st century can be all consuming. Pastors and spouses are hard pressed to find affordable escapes–even for a few brief days–from the rigors of ministry. The Office of Church Relations at Southern Nazarene University wants to help pastors who are seeking a break from their busy lives, giving them an opportunity to renew their spirit and energize themselves to return to their churches.

Under the Pastor’s Sabbath program, the Office of Church Relations will cover the cost of up to three nights lodging for the pastor and spouse in one of four fully furnished guest apartments on the SNU campus (subject to availability.) Each suite is furnished with linens, wireless internet access, a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, and cable television connection.

Our guests will have access to campus recreational and fitness facilities , Library services, and any special events being held on campus. (Guests should contact the Office of Church Relations for necessary passes or tickets.)

SNU has no agenda for the pastor while on campus other than seeking to provide the rest he/she needs.

To make reservations for the Pastor’s Sabbath program, contact the Office of Church Relations at 800-648-9899 ext. 6314 or email us at

We look forward to providing a restful time for you!

Another option for Pastor’s Sabbath is provided by the Lake Jackson Cornerstone Church in Lake Jackson, TX.  Visit this website for more information and to make reservations:  Mission House

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Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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