Come Rest was founded in 2006 by Richard and Kimberly Speight. The mission of Come Rest Ministries is to help people rest in Jesus and bear His real fruit.
Come Rest has been described as a unique combination of bible-based, evangelical, Spirit-led, and contemplative streams. We help anyone who claims Jesus to come into a more intimate, fruitful walk with Him. We have 44 years of trusted experience in helping Christian leaders find rest and renewal in Jesus.
The Come Rest ministry base is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the Speight’s cozy, yet spacious home named “Rehoboth”, meaning “room enough” from Genesis 26. We host weekly house groups, weekly pastors’ prayer/lunch group, monthly retreats, and frequent worship, prayer, and fellowship gatherings. We steward local, regional, and national relationships which form a trusted, effectual prayer ministry network amongst the friends of Come Rest.
Founding Scripture: “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
The closer we get to Jesus’ return, His Great Invitation of Matthew 11:28 will resound by the Spirit from the four corners of the earth. Wellsprings of His loving presence will overflow from Christ-centered missional fellowships; countering unprecedented evil and ushering unprecedented harvest of souls.
The more people rest in Jesus, the more real fruit of the Spirit they bear, the more He will empower bold preaching of the Gospel accompanied by real signs and wonders. The real fruit and gifts of the Spirit manifest in the priesthood of all believers will counter the spirit of Anti-Christ in the world and deception within the Church.
The more people come rest in Jesus, the more the Holy Spirit will come rest upon people–preparing His Bride for His return. Hallelujah!
“Come Rest” has double meaning in everything we do.
First, we invite people to come rest in Jesus’ love; helping them learn to stay there—to abide and bear much fruit.
Second, we invite the Holy Spirit to come rest on people; helping them learn to make “room enough” for their lives to be a resting place of His presence.
Then His people can move at the leading of the Spirit in witness and effectual prayer as the real priesthood of believers. Real love. Real rest. Real fruit. Real holiness. Real harvest. Hallelujah!