My Father's House is a place set aside from the busyness of life for rest and restoration.
Jesus said, 'Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.'
Matthew 11: 28
If you are weary come....
We cater to pastors, missionaries and ministry leaders who need a place
to 'come away' and be refreshed for a day or more...
Some troubling statistics show:
*71% stated they were burned out, and they battle depression
beyond fatigue on a weekly and even a daily basis
*50% of pastors starting out will not last 5 years
*94% of clergy families feel the pressures of the pastor's ministry
*80% of pastors say they have insufficient time with spouse
*90% of pastors work more than 46 hours a week
*86% of pastors said they’d choose ministry as their career
if they had it to do over+
Pastor burnout is a serious concern and one
not widely recognized. Please watch this video
to hear a pastor's perspective:
We want to offer you a time of respite, refreshment and restoration!
A time to be in the Lord's presence...
Located just 5 miles from downtown Chattanooga, TN, My Father's House is in the Olde Town area
of beautiful Signal Mountain, a neighborhood on the National Registry of Historic Places. This old family home,
built around 1918, is now owned by the second generation living on the property.
Chef Darrell and Kathleen Morgan are your hosts in their fascinating home where she grew up.
Darrell and Kathleen Morgan
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Lovell J. Morris, Jr., Kathleen's parents, traveled extensively during their years in the military. The Morrises collected many lovely antiques from all over the world which are displayed and used in the home. They both had a love of hospitality and enjoyed entertaining those who were fortunate enough to cross the threshold of their lovely home.
In the same spirit of hospitality and in the Name of Jesus, we welcome you to My Father's House!
"Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality." Romans 12: 13
Our desire is that this will be a sanctuary for the soul.
"Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay." 1 Peter 4:10
We are a non-smoking establishment and do not accept pets.
We prefer that when you plan an overnight stay at My Father's House,
you will come away for a respite and not bring children.
+The Fuller Institute, George Barna, Pastoral Care, Inc., Alan Fadling
Member of the Christian Hospitality Network
For more statistics please see Alan Fadling, author of An Unhurried Life.