Big Sigh Ministries

                                                                           a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation

When and Where:
Below are the dates for the currently scheduled workshops.  All one-day workshops are from 9:00am-3:00pm.  The cost is $25 and lunch is provided.

March 13, 2018 at the Catholic Conference Center near Hickory

April 19, 2018 at the Catholic Conference Center near Hickory

September 13, 2018 at the St. Francis Conference Center near Stoneville

October 8, 2018 at the Catholic Conference Center near Hickory​​


  1. to encourage and assist Western North Carolina clergy to plan for a spiritual renewal leave
  2. to take the "mystery" out of spiritual renewal options 
  3. to provide permission, the biblical prescription, and tools in planning the pastor's leave

Who Is Invited to Attend:

Clergy in the Western North Carolina Conference

Workshop Overview:

The Five "P's" of renewal leave:

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Prescription 
  3. Promise
  4. Permission
  5. Planning

Grace Break Workshops

​Are you seeking ways to thrive in ministry for the long-haul?  Maybe you​  are tired, feeling the pressures of a 24/7 on-call ministry, or stressed at leading your church to make disciples for Jesus Christ in today's world? 

GRACE BREAK: Planning Your Renewal Leave is for you.  

Led by Big Sigh Ministries Inc. co-founders Jacqueline and Jack Tookey, this workshop will help you plan your leave, pattern your leave after Christ, and seek congregational, district, family, and financial support.

Ministry Activities of Big Sigh