I believe everyone should have a personal mission statement. For many years, our's has been "to serve others to the Glory of God." God has enlarged our territory and made Marcia and I stewards of some property in northwest Missouri. As a result, "Jerry's small hunting cabin" became a 6,000-square-foot retreat center.

The Jabez Retreat Center exists to provide a place to relax and experience the presence of the Lord. The retreat is a log cabin situated in a beautiful, tranquil setting. It has several bunkrooms and bedrooms which can sleep up to 40 people. Jabez provides a comfortable and safe environment for Christian churches and parachurch organizations to congregate for meetings and weekend retreats. It is also a place for clergy and their families to rest, relax and refresh in their mission and ministry. In recent years, we have also expanded to offer the facility to corporations and families.

The prayer of Jabez (1 Ch. 4:10) has been the inspiration for the name and mission of the center. We pray that attendees will find a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ and enlarge their territory.

All for Jesus,

marcia and jerry

Marcia and Jerry Finke

Marcia and Jerry Finke
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1 Chronicles 4:10, The New King James Version Prayer of Jabez

And Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me and keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain." And God granted him what he requested.

About Us

Jabez Retreat Center, Inc., is available for Pastor retreats and group retreats for all Christian denominations. Come for spiritual renewal, rest and meditation. It is large enough to sleep 40, but designed so that a Pastor alone or with a spouse might get away for a time of rest and reflection.

Completed in 2009, it is nestled in the hill country of Missouri just west of Chillicothe. Travel time is 1.5 hours from downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Situated on 50 acres, the retreat has two large meeting rooms and a large kitchen to prepare meals. Jabez also has a prayer garden and nature trails.

Prayer support is greatly appreciated. Jabez Retreat Center is non-profit and has a 501 c3 tax-deductible designation.

Find Us

Jabez Retreat Center
15050 Liv 415, Mooresville, MO 64664

Mailing Address:
The Board of Jabez Retreat Center
705-B SE Melody Lane, PMB 135
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Contact Us

Phone: 660-973-7657

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