Innkeeper Ministries, Inc.

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Friday, 07 August 2009 14:43

Most frequently asked questions…

 For the Chesed Inn…  

1)    Who is eligible to come?

Any full-time pastor, parachurch leader, Christian school educator or missionary (and their spouse) in need of a Sabbath rest, are invited to come to the Inn.

2)    What is a Sabbath rest?

Any eligible full-time Christian leader in need of a worshipful, meditative rest without any cares for food, lodging or basic needs.   

3)    How long can I stay?

The Inn is booked from Monday mid-morning until Friday afternoon. Usually, but not necessary, people stay 4 days and 3 nights.

4)  What is check-in time?

We would prefer you come mid-morning and leave mid-afternoon, but understand your timing may not permit coming at these times, so we are flexible with both arrival and departure times, but we do ask our guests to be here no later than 9PM and leave no later than 4PM.

5)  How do I make a reservation? 

You can try the Internet, but the “reservation boss” (Jan) prefers the telephone and should you request a reservation via Internet, you will be asked to call her. So to save you time and aggravation just call her at 937.962.8312 between the hours of 9Am and 5PM, Monday through Friday. Her goal is to provide the best experience for your stay, so she has a series of questions she will ask you, to make the best fit. So please indulge her and call as soon as you have some potential dates, questions about the ministry or just want to chat.

 

6)  How much does it cost?

There is no charge or suggested donation.

7) Where are you located?

Just outside of Lewisburg, Ohio, northwest from Dayton, Ohio, near I-70.

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8)  How do I get there, what are the directions?

From the south:
Take I-75 North through Dayton, get on I-70 West towards Indiana. Get off at exit 21, at the stop sign turn left onto Arlington Road. Go 1.1 miles on Arlington until it dead ends at Westbrook Road. Turn right onto Westbrook and go 5.5 miles until it dead ends at Lewisburg-Ozias Road. Turn left onto Lewisburg-Ozias and go 1/3 mile to #6701 (black mailbox on the right). Turn right into the drive and you are here! Our phone number is 937.962.8312, in case you get lost.

From the north:
Take I-75 South, toward Dayton, get on I-70 West towards Indiana. Get off at exit 21, at the stop sign turn left onto Arlington Road. Go 1.1 miles on Arlington until it dead ends at Westbrook Road. Turn right onto Westbrook and go 5.5 miles until it dead ends at Lewisburg-Ozias Road. Turn left onto Lewisburg-Ozias and go 1/3 mile to #6701 (black mailbox on the right). Turn right into the drive and you are here! Our phone number is 937.962.8312, in case you get lost.

From the east:
Take I-70 West towards Indiana. Get off at exit 21, at the stop sign turn left onto Arlington Road. Go 1.1 miles on Arlington until it dead ends at Westbrook Road. Turn right onto Westbrook and go 5.5 miles until it dead ends at Lewisburg-Ozias Road. Turn left onto Lewisburg-Ozias and go 1/3 mile to #6701 (black mailbox on the right). Turn right into the drive and you are here! Our phone number is 937.962.8312, in case you get lost.

From the west:
Take I-70 East towards Columbus, Ohio. Get off at exit 14, at the stop sign turn left onto St. Rt. 503, go into Lewisburg. At the four-way stop, turn right onto Dayton Road, go 1.4 miles to Lewisburg Road, turn right. Lewisburg Road will wind around and cross over I-70 and go straight. The road turns into Lewisburg-Ozias Road, go 1/3 mile to #6701 (black mailbox on the right). Turn right into the drive and you are here! Our phone number is 937.962.8312, in case you get lost. 9)  What do I need to bring with me?
Pack casual clothing for the season, study materials and activity gear. Linens and meals are provided.

10)  May I bring my children?

We love children, but the ministry is designed to provide a Sabbath rest for couples and singles, therefore we do not allow children, who, albeit lovable, tend to be a distraction.

11)  Are meals included?

Yes, the Inn provides a delicious brunch, served promptly at 10:30AM and a dinner served at 5:30PM plus there are snacks and hot and cold beverages available all through the day. Please let us know if you have ANY special food needs or requirements!

12)  What are the facilities (accommodations) like?

The Inn is surrounded by the most beautiful and serene 71 acres of woods, gardens, walking paths and ponds you could image.  

The facility is designed to provide a tranquil setting for couples and individuals to enjoy God’s good pleasure. The bedrooms are spacious and well decorated, with pillow-topped beds in either queen or Olympic queen sizes. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The dining room, living room and Montana room are fitted for comfort with just a touch of elegance.

A prayer chapel and gardens have been added to the property. The chapel is designed for intimate worship and respite and is available 24/7.

13)  What’s the weather like?

Midwest in nature, it can be cold and blistery in the winter, hot and sultry in the summer and just right in the fall and spring. Check with us or the local weather information service on the Internet. Our zip code is 45338.

14)  What activities are available?

We have a modest exercise room for indoors, while outdoors, there are jogging and walking paths through out the acres of woods. There is fishing in the stocked ponds (fishing equipment is available), a swimming pool and hot tub as well as a basketball court available for your use, during the summer. We have bicycles (with helmets!) should you chose to venture out on the country roads.

For evenings in, there is a television with DVD’s and videos for a theater night, board games and a library. Weather permitting you can build a campfire outside and enjoy an evening under the stars. 

And remember there is always the prayer chapel.

15)  What attractions are there nearby?

Lewisburg has a nice park and a historic museum of the area. For the shopper, Richmond, Indiana is only 15 minutes away and Huber Heights (North Dayton area) is only 25 minutes away.

16)  How many can you accommodate?

The Inn can accommodate up to five (5) couples.

17)  What is the significance of the name, Chesed? 

Hebrew word for mercy, loving-kindness, kindness, used five times in the Old Testament Scriptures.

  • Mercy that relieves the anguish of unfair treatment (Genesis 39:21)

  • Mercy that relieves the anguish of grief from loss (Ruth 1:8-9)

  • Mercy that relieves the anguish of struggling with a handicap (2 Samuel 9:1-3)

  • Mercy that relieves the anguish of suffering (Job 10:12) and 

  • Mercy that relieves the anguish of the misery of guilt (Psalm 32:5, 10)

“The magnificent chesed of God, which we do not deserve (nor can we create)…but from which we find great relief.”                                                                                Taken from The Mystery of God’s Will by C.R.Swindoll

18)  Do you do all the cooking and cleaning yourselves?

Yes, Jan and I, under the direction of our Board, moved into the facility and provide all the amenities at the Inn. It is our pleasure to serve God’s leadership in this manner.

17) How are you funded?

The Inn is funded through private donations, either by individuals, churches or corporations. It is the goal of the ministry to provide a Sabbath rest to God’s leadership without the added burden of finding a way to pay for the opportunity to come. As told to others, God provided the vision, God provided the perfect location and God provided the resources to modify and decorate the Inn, so God can certainly provide for its daily operations. Glory to God for His provision!     

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