Our Vision
Restoring God's Ministry of Blessing in Jesus' Name.

Our Mission
Providing Individuals, Churches and Groups with Blessing Ministry Training.
Offering personal prayer ministry and prayer services.


A Spirit-Filled Beginning

The invitation was extended to the Rev. John Rice in the summer of 2018, “Come and help us restart our healing ministry at High Pastures.” John said yes and right away God sent help …. a few others interested in and passionate about Jesus’ healing ministry. This small group of faithful Christians would become our ministry leadership team.

We began to gather at High Pastures Retreat Center on Sunday evenings to “wait upon the Lord”….to discern God’s vision for this new healing ministry. Our waiting was a prayerful exercise rooted in listening for the leading of the Holy Spirit. For nearly six months, we gathered to pray, listen and share with one another.

By mid-winter of 2019, we began to sense a growing excitement amongst our group. Blessing ministry kept rising up in our praying, listening and conversations. There was a Spirit-given unity for this new vision. We were being called to restore God’s ministry of blessing in the church and in the world. Blessing prayers would be the focus of our new healing prayer ministry and our ministry would be called, The Blessing Place of Western North Carolina.

We are seeking to fulfill our vision through a variety of events offered locally and on-site at other churches. These offerings include monthly online prayer services; workshops on equipping and empowering God’s people for Blessing Ministry and other forms of healing prayer; as well as individual prayer appointments. As God’s ministry of blessing is being restored, we are seeing healing and transformation as individuals encounter the loving presence of Jesus through Spirit-filled blessing prayers. With all praise and glory to God!



 Advent Prayer Retreat 

December 2-3, 2022

In Person and on Zoom at

High Pastures Retreat Center
290 Kings Highway
Burnsville, NC   28714


Speaker:  Rev./Dr. Sandi Kerner

Living Between the Times: The God of All Hope

“While we await the consummation of all things, how do we abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit? We will listen to stories from Scripture and consider our own journeys of faith as we seek to live with renewed hope in the LORD in this season.”


Fri., Dec. 2 - check-in 4:00-5:00pm EST
Sat., Dec. 3 - 8:00am - 3:30pm EST
(A full schedule for the weekend will be available upon day of arrival)

COST:  FREE  Donation (any amount is appreciated!)

Lodging: High Pastures Retreat Center is full but you are encouraged to stay in the area or attend via Zoom, please register either way!

Meals - Fri. supper 5:30pm, Sat. breakfast 8am, Sat. lunch 12pm EST
(meals are catered by our own Ginger Eten and may be selected on the registration form)


Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult.  On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. - 1 Peter 3:9



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The Blessing Place of Western NC
PO Box 1322
Mars Hill, NC  28754
Phone: 828-989-9626

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The Blessing Place of Western North Carolina

  November 2022  
  • Advent Prayer Retreat

    Join us for Live Worship, Speakers, Fellowship, on this Spirit-filled Retreat at High Pastures Retreat Center. 

    Meals & Lodging included at no cost!  


    High Pastures Retreat Center


    Friday, Dec 2 - check-in  4:00 - 5:00 pm (EST)
    Saturday, Dec 3 - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (EST)

    Go to Events page for more details or Register Here!