ARE YOU FEELING ALONE - ISOLATED FROM YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
“Shepherd's Canyon Retreat is here for you.”
— Shepherd's Canyon Retreat Team
COMPASSIONATE CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER
Pain and suffering are unfortunate, yet critical components common to all who seek services at Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat. Suffering, of course, accompanies life and is especially true for those who serve in the Church.
People come to Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat with complaints of overwhelming personal, marital, and congregational conflicts, ministry burnout, depression, marital discord, infidelity, and struggles with addictive behavior. As is common for us all, when we are in physical or emotional pain, we attempt to remove ourselves from it as quickly as possible.
At Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat, while we strive to help people alleviate their suffering, we also strongly encourage them to both describe their agony and, even more importantly, to learn from it.
A useful scriptural passage regarding this difficult issue is Romans 5:3-5: “…we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” This scripture makes it clear: suffering, while not to be sought after, is, nevertheless, purposeful and has the enormous potential to deepen our relationship with God and with each other. This is at the heart of what occurs at Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat.
January 8-15, 2024*
February 5-12, 2024
February 26-March 4, 2024
April 1-8, 2024
April 15-22, 2024
May 13-20, 2024
June 17-24, 2024
July 8-15, 2024
August 5-12, 2024
September 16-23, 2024
October 7-14, 2024
November 4-11, 2024
* Full, but you may request to be on a waiting list.
NOTE: Registration for every retreat closes 2-4 weeks prior to retreat start date, so register ASAP.
What is the cost?
We don't turn anyone away due to lack of funds. We have various scholarships available, but that doesn't mean that this retreat is free. It just means that we work with you and your church or ministry and/or denominational leadership to find ways to cover the cost.
It is expensive for us to have you stay 7 nights in a high comfort room with a private bathroom, 18 meals cooked by our chef, airport transportation, etc. We also pay our therapists who take a week away from their regular clients and fly or drive here to focus on you during this retreat.
Don’t let costs impact your interest on whether to attend.
Please reach out to us and let’s discuss options.
1,700 clergy leaving pastoral ministry each month
70% of Pastors do not have someone they consider a close friend
61% of congregations have forced a pastor to leave
50% have considered leaving the ministry in the last month
Source: The Barna Research Group, Christianity Today
"When Life Becomes A Crisis for Pastors, Spouses, And Ministry Leaders"
We can help - We've been there.