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  • and

    Capernaum Inn

  • Who We Are

    Capernaum Inn is a peaceful and quiet retreat for Chris8an Pastors and Church Leaders who desire a

    place to get into the presence of God by themselves, with their families or with others in the Body of Christ.

  • About Our Founder

    Jim Way served as Execu&ve Director of Renewed Life Ministries for twenty-four years. Renewed Life Ministries involved over five-hundred Churches from Palm Beach County through Indian River County in various outreaches, conferences, leadership mee8ngs, etc. Fourteen Senior Pastors served on Renewed Life Ministries Board, represen8ng close to forty-thousand parishioners on the east coast of Florida. Jim was a Management Consultant to Na8onal Manufacturing Industries for twenty-five years before he was called to full-8me ministry.

  • Our History Timeline 1982-Renewed Life Ministries sponsored a yearly mens retreats at

    Dunklin Memorial Camp 1990-The Business, Civic, and Ministry Coali8on in Saint Lucie

    County was community. 1995-Renewed Life Ministries was absorbed into the fold

    Capernaum Ministries (formerly called Visita8on House) 2000 through 2001-A Founda8on presented a substan8al dona8on

    to build Capernaum Inn. Summer of 2009-Another substan8al dona8on was given for a

    beau8ful piece of property on Lake Pierce (approximately 20-acres) with six hundred feet of lakefront with eight cabins, a guest house, mee8ng and dining facili8es.

    March 1, 2010-Capernaum Ministries opened Capernaum Inn, a Pastors Retreat and Conference Center.

  • Capernaum Ministries Board cumula>vely has a significant background (235+ years) in ministry and Pastoral leadership, as well as business, military and entrepreneurial exper>se

    Pastor Jim Way, President of Capernaum Ministries and Capernaum Inn Pastors Retreat & Conference Center, Lake Wales, FL

    Pastor Fred Shipman, VP, Capernaum Ministries and Pastor of Winners Church, West Palm Beach, FL

    Pastor Shan Wood, Secretary/Treasurer, Capernaum Ministries, and Pastor of First Chris8an Church Orlando, FL

    Pastor Roger Ball, Pastor, Freedom Church, Vero Beach, FL Pastor Roscoe Williams, Pastor of GST: The Family Church, Lake Wales, FL Pastor Phil Cook, President of Wounded Warriors, an affiliate of Capernaum Ministries, and

    currently Pastors at Church of God in Denton, Georgia Pastor Walter Nelson, Pastor of First Assembly of God in Lake Wales, FL Allan Casey, A\orney, Polk County

    Corporate Advisors Pastor Greg SempsroR, Pastor, First Church of God, Vero Beach, FL Mr. Jim Beckley, President, Rivergold, Inc. Dr. Harold Ray, President, Redemp8ve Life Fellowship, West Palm Beach, FL

  • For Pastors and Church Leaders

    Capernaum Inn is a peaceful corner of Gods paradise and can be u6lized for:

    Conferences Staff mee8ngs Mens and Womens overnight retreats Sabba8cals Pastoral family vaca8ons Prayer mee8ngs You can spend solitude 8me with the Lord

  • Our Grounds Include

    8 cabins , 2 bedroom/2 bathroom guest house Mee8ng rooms, FREE WIFI 600-feet of lakeside (tables/chairs available for meal, reading, etc.) 125-foot dock for fishing / boa8ng (with ramp) / watching the sunrise or sunsets A winding nature walk through the rus8c wooded areas surrounding the retreat center Beau8fully landscaped Prayer Garden, complete with benches overlooking the lake A Prayer Walk nature trail through natural vegeta8on to a secluded area to pray, read,

    reflect. Horseshoe pits / basketball. A gas-fired Conversa8on / Fire Pit centrally located in the midst of the cabin area. A wood burning fire pit lakeside A small pond stocked with bass and other fish Swings, benches, and tables overlooking the lake for watching the beau8ful Central

    Florida sunrises and sunsets Lush, grassy areas for picnics and other ac8vi8es 17 RV sites with full hookup,for those of you who travel with a Motor Home, 5th

    Wheel, or Travel Trailer.

  • The 4 Rs

    We minister to Pastors through the 4 Rs:

    Restore Renew Refresh Revive

  • Pastors Discovery Labs

    Our seminars, conferences and luncheons, at Capernaum Inn provide a laboratory and rela8onal community when leaders gather to learn and share insights on how we can dynamically impact our churches and communi8es in the 21st century.

  • Impac8ng Pastors Lives

    I was a very hurt Pastor, having experienced profound disappointment in many levels for many years. I came to Capernaum for rest and to pray and work on a book Ive been wri&ng. I cant begin to tell you how this place and the staff ministered to me during my stay. This is a place of restora&on. God bless you Jim & Sherry. - Al Kempa

    I truly thank God for the vision and the ministry of Capernaum Ministries. This is by far on of the best experiences Ive had in my life. I can truly say that I am leaving Capernaum Inn feeling much more rested, refreshed, and rejuvenated. I will surely be back again. This sabba&cal was needed for me to con&nue on in my ministry. - Love, God Bless - Rev. Eric Reaves, Pastor- The Bible Believing Church

  • Your Dona8on

    We invite you to partner with us - Your support will help fund: Conference and seminar expenses Subject ma\er expert speakers Encourage ministry & leadership experiences Purchase books Endow scholarships for hur8ng pastors Our mission to encourage, heal and help prepare pastor-leaders A generous gih will encourage effec8ve and energized leadership for the

    churches of today and tomorrow

  • Milestones and Accomplishments

    Opened facility on March 1, 2010 The Lake Wales Revivals Conduc8ng 11 Pastor Discovery Laboratories 15 local Pastors meet for weekly prayer every

    Tuesday morning. The Purchase of Property that has eight cabins, a 2-

    BR Guest House, Several Mee8ng Rooms, and a Main Lodge area suitable for Larger Groups (up to 65)

    Began Women of Prayer and intercessory prayer ministry that meets the fourth Saturday of each month to pray for the city and to minister to one another.

    Formed the Business, Civic, & Ministry Coali8on of Lake Wales

    Reaching 5 Local Schools and Impac8ng students, teachers, parents and community.

    Bringing the Business Leaders together for a Bible Study & Prayer Breakfast every Friday morning

    Raised funds and implemented High School Entrepreneur Program-Lake Wales HS

    Some highlights of Capernaum Ministries include:

  • Seminars

    Each year we look forward to hos6ng or sponsoring a number of relevant and 6mely Seminars and Training Programs. They are all taught and

    facilitated by experts in the various fields, and include:

    Seminars and Teachings Pastors Discovery Laboratory Luncheons Body Life Ministry Marriage Seminars Leadership Retreats Family Restora>on Seminar Mens Ministry Training Discipleship Training Pastoral Training The Ques6on

  • Contact Informa>on Glenn Melvin Director of Development 561-308-3093 Capernaum Inn 3500 Canal Road Lake Wales, Florida 33898 (863) 439-1080