Our Program

As by-faith missionaries ourselves for almost 30 years, we understand how difficult it can be to raise and maintain financial support. We also understand what it is to struggle with inadequate support at times. The vision of Bethesda by the Sea is to come alongside Christian missionaries, pastors, and ministry leaders who are struggling with painful issues both personally and ministerially, and face the very real prospect of burnout. We desire to see men and women rested, renewed, refreshed, and restored so that they can return to the front lines of their ministries in freedom with fresh faith, hope, and joy.

There is no set charge for ministry offered by Bethesda by the Sea. For each program described below there is a suggested contribution amount. We do not want to see anyone in ministry who is struggling and in pain go without finding the help that they need. No one will be turned away due to a lack of financial resources.

At the same time, please understand that Bethesda by the Sea, an initiative of Sons of Issachar Ministries, Inc. (SOI 21) is supported solely by contributions for Christian counseling and prayer ministry, and from tax-deductible gifts to Sons of Issachar Ministries, Inc. (SOI 21) The specific suggested contribution for counseling will depend upon which counseling package you choose. One hour of counseling is 45-50 minutes. During multi-hour sessions, breaks will be included.

 

In addition to the contribution that you make,  Bethesda by the Sea is able to receive donations on your behalf from third parties, such as a sponsoring church, supporting organization, foundation, family member, or friend.  When someone in need is willing to ask for help from their support network, God provides in miraculous ways. Your church, friends, or family would be willing and honored to give a designated donation toward your visit.

 

This ministry is an IRS-approved 501(c)3 charitable organization. As a result, after sharing your financial need with those in your relational network, any donation made on your behalf to Sons of Issachar Ministries, Inc. (SOI 21) will be applied toward the suggested contribution amount. All third-party donations are tax-deductible, and each donor will receive a receipt for the gift.

 

Weekend Intensive

Bethesda by the Sea’s Weekend Intensive Program (4 Day) is offered Thursday through Sunday and provides an individual or a couple with 14 hours of counseling. This package is ideal for those who cannot be absent from work or home for longer than a weekend. Follow-up sessions are available by phone, FaceTime, Skype, or Google Duo for a suggested contribution of $125 per hour.

    •    4 Days, 3 Nights (Thursday-Sunday)

    •    14 Hours of Counseling

    •    Includes lodging and three breakfasts. Lunch and dinner are on your own, but kitchen privileges are included.

    •    Private bedroom & bath

    •    Personalized after care plan

    •    Free time for assigned homework but also for rest and relaxation on the beautiful Emerald Coast

    •    $2,500 Individual

    •    $3,500 Couple

 

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5 Day Intensive

Bethesda by the Sea’s 5-Day Intensive Program (Monday-Friday) provides 20 hours of counseling and an extended opportunity to address more deeply the roots of issues and achieve more substantive breakthroughs and movement toward healing. Follow-up sessions are available by phone, FaceTime, Skype, or Google Duo for a suggested contribution of $125 per hour.

    •    5 Days, 4 Nights (Monday-Friday)

    •    20 Hours of Counseling

    •    Includes lodging and four breakfasts. Lunch and dinner are on your own, but kitchen privileges are included.

    •    Private bedroom & bath

    •    Personalized after care plan

    •    Free time included for assigned homework but also for rest and relaxation on the beautiful Emerald Coast

    •    $2,500 Individual

    •    $3,500 Couple 

 

View Sliding Scale for Contributions

 

10 Day Intensive

Bethesda by the Sea’s 10-Day Intensive Program provides an individual or a couple with a 40 hours of counseling with a break during the weekend. This option is for those who desire extra time for more in-depth reflection in addition to counseling. This longer program provides more time not only to deal with core issues, but also to experience deeper freedom and healing. Follow-up sessions are available by phone, FaceTime, Skype, or Google Duo for a suggested contribution of $125 per hour.

 

    •    12 Days, 11 Nights 

    •    40 Hours Counseling

    •    Includes lodging and eight breakfasts. Lunch and dinner are on your own, but kitchen privileges are included.

    •    Private bedroom & bath

    •    Personalized after care plan

    •    The free weekend from Friday 12:00 pm-Monday 9:00 am offers extra free time for renewal and refreshment

as you enjoy all the Emerald Coast has to offer

    •    $5,000 Individual

    •    $8,500 Couple

 

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Schedule

WHAT A TYPICAL DAY LOOKS LIKE

  • Morning sessions begin at 9:00AM

  • Break from 11:30AM -1:00PM

  • Afternoon sessions begin at 1:00PM

  • From 3:30PM onward the client has free time for completion of assigned reading and homework, as well as rest and relaxation in the area.

What issues does Bethesda by the Sea Address?

  • Adult Sexual Dysfunction

  • Anger

  • Anxiety 

  • Boundaries

  • Burnout

  • Childhood Physical, Mental, Emotional, or Sexual Abuse

  • Depression

  • Disillusionment/Career Spiritual

  • Direction

  • Divorce Recovery

  • Family Conflict

  • Forced Termination

  • Grief Recovery

  • Infidelity Recovery

  • Leadership Issues

  • Loneliness 

  • Marital Conflict

  • Marriage Enrichment

  • Missional Cultural Adjustment

  • Missional Reentry

  • Pornography/Sexual Addiction

  • PTSD

  • Parenting Issues

  • Rape

  • Self-Worth

  • Spiritual Abuse

  • Spiritual Dryness

  • Stress Management

  • Substance Abuse