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Shepherd's Canyon Retreat offers a special week of individual, couple, and group Christian counseling. We limit each week to 8 participants (4 couples, or 8 singles or a combination) so we can customize the week for each person's individual needs.  Our emphasis is upon Christian ministry workers such as: Christian school teachers/principals, Directors of Christian Education, pastors, missionaries, Deaconesses, camp directors, military chaplains, worship leaders, and spouses.


Renew, Revive, Refresh

The process begins with an initial assessment with SCR Counseling Care Director, Pastor Phil Lee, LMFT. This phone conversation helps us to determine if Shepherd's Canyon Retreat is a "good fit" for you and your needs. Use this form and Phil will reach out to you.

2023 Schedule

May 15-22
June 19-26
July 10-17 (Especially for teachers & principals)
July 31-Aug 7
September 18-25
October 9-16
November 6-13

NOTE: Registration for every retreat closes two weeks prior to retreat start date.  

Each retreat pursues three basic goals:

  • Allow each participant to safely unburden the hurts and pressures of life and ministry in a safe, non-judgmental, and loving environment.

  • Assist each person to understand herself/himself more completely.

  • To encourage the participants to develop new levels of self-acceptance as well as more effective relational skills.  This often includes evaluation of expectations, reordering of priorities, improving communication skills and bringing a new perspective concerning their life and ministry.

For clients who are married, we strongly suggest that they involve their spouse.

We also ask that clients totally suspend their ministry responsibilities (including sermon or teaching preparations) for the duration of their session.

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. 

What is the cost?

The week-long retreat including 7 nights in a high comfort room with a private bathroom, all counseling sessions, transportation to and from the airport, 18 meals cooked by our chef, snacks and more is $3,000 for a single and $4,000 for a couple (excluding airfare).

Don’t let costs impact your interest on whether to attend. Please reach out to us and let’s discuss options.


Shepherd's Canyon Retreat Ministries provides support for retreat cost. There are requirements for eligibility and not all participants may be eligible. This opportunity is primarily for those desiring to participate but need funding support. If this is you, please inquire during your initial conversation with Shepherd's Canyon Retreat Ministry representative. 


Participants arrive at the Retreat on Monday by 5:00 P.M. A Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat or host retreat representative will greet you and show you to your accommodations.

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