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About Us

A Quiet Place, Inc. (AQP), a rest and renewal retreat center for couples or singles in full time Christian ministry, is an independent, non-denominational, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Surrounded by over 38 acres of timber and rolling hills, the four-bedroom log home located near Lancaster, Kentucky, provides a peaceful setting for our guests to experience rest and renewal.

 

The five-day sabbatical, beginning Sunday evening and continuing through Friday morning, is offered free of charge to our guests.   AQP can provide up to four couples or singles each week a place of refuge and rejuvenation—a place where they can relax and be still as they draw close to God.         

History

 

AQP began as a vision for Rick and Teresa Jenkins in 1998 when they moved to a remote log home in Garrard County, Kentucky. Three years later, God provided the opportunity for them to buy adjacent land that included a four-bedroom log home that was to become AQP.
Through a series of events orchestrated by God, the vision to provide a retreat center for those in full time Christian service became clear. It was to become a safe place where Christian leaders could come and lay down the pressures of ministry, to relax and rejuvenate, and to reconnect with God and with their spouses on a deeper, more intimate level.

 

Our Mission

 

Our mission is to serve those in full time Christian ministry by providing a quiet place for spiritual, physical, and relational renewal that compels all participants to love God and His people more each day.


Understanding the stresses and challenges full time ministry places on individuals, AQP offers guests a place to nurture and strengthen their relationships with Jesus Christ in a non-pressured environment.

According to surveys conducted annually by various research organizations, those in full time ministry are facing significant challenges that are jeopardizing God’s intended ministry through His servants.

 

"A Quiet Place"

 

Listen to the Song, "A Quiet Place" 5:15  (7.3MB mp3)


When the enemy invades my peace
And I find that I need rest,
Battle weary I trudge along
And my faith’s put to the test.
I long for a quiet place
Where chaos does not reign,
Someone to bring serenity
And peace to my life.
My God’s in that quiet place
Where my strength can be renewed.
Come to that quiet place
Where He heals me and you.
When my spirit’s dull and dry 
And courage needs to be restored,
When the condition of my soul is weak
And I’m longing for so much more

I long for a quiet place
Where chaos does not reign,
Someone to bring serenity
And peace to my life.
My God’s in that quiet place
Where my strength can be renewed.
Come to that quiet place
Where he heals me and you.

~Rev. T. Chris Alderton