Pastoral Resources


The Center for Spiritual Renewal (CSR) at CrossPointe

The Center for Spiritual Renewal (CSR) at CrossPointe is located in Southwest Virginia amid a vibrant culture of music and art, where the views are spectacular, outdoor recreation is plentiful, history runs deep and natural resources abound. This is a place where your soul can come alive!

CSR has been specifically prepared for pastors and their spouses to come away, and gain a fresh perspective as they reflect on their relationship with the Lord and with each other in authenticity. Our prayer is that as you heed His call to come away with Him in these foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, you will be encouraged, strengthened and refreshed: spirit, soul, and body.

Our world has been dealing with depression, anxiety, and suicide more than ever. Here are some resources on how we can help pastor, shape, and restore those we love that are dealing with these. (resources for pastors and counselors working together)

Mental Health First Aid (easily accessible, 8 hour FREE certification in Mental Health education, resourcing, and suicide prevention…I personally believe EVERY Pastor on every staff, and any children’s and youth workers, should take this easy course)

National Alliance for Mental Illness — NAMI (National organization resourcing clients and family members for education and support)

 Hope For Mental Health (out of Saddleback, equipping resources for churches to make ministry for mental health happen)

 Book: Coping with Depression in the Ministry and Other Helping Professions by Archibald Hart

 Book: A Pastor’s Guide for the Shadow of Depression by Gary Lovejoy

 Book: Seeing in the Dark: Getting the Facts on Depression & Finding Hope Again by Gary Kinnaman

 Emotionally Healthy Discipleship (for helping pastors and congregants to be discipled in their emotional health and spiritual maturity)