Program Details

Flexible Options to Meet Your Needs
Church ministry (especially during difficult seasons) leaves many of us with a level of weariness, confusion, and isolation that simply reading a book, listening to a few podcasts, or attending a conference will fail to relieve. We need time for rest, refreshment, reflection, and restoration.

The Psalmist prays to the Lord, "Restore to me the joy of your salvation" (Psalm 51:12) and declares, the Lord "restores my soul" (Psalm 23:3). We want you to experience this restoration, which we believe is a process rather than a one-time experience. To that end, we offer a Restore Retreats and Intensives for refreshment and reflection followed by six months of guided reflection and sharing with your cohort of peers.
5-Day Restore Retreat
Over the course of 5 days in beautiful Thomasville, Georgia, we will lead you through a time of relaxation, reflection, and restoration in the context of nurturing hospitality. The content of the retreat will be balanced by blocks of time designed for decompression and refreshment.

Here's the flow of the Restore Retreat:

Monday: Our time together begins with dinner, overview of the week, and introductions.
Tuesday: You will have breakfast at your host home. The morning will be devoted to group time. In the afternoon, you can choose to unwind, to continue conversation, or schedule time with the facilitators. After dinner, you will be free to relax.
Wednesday: The morning and afternoon will have the same schedule. Dinner will be at a local restaurant followed by a fun group activity.
Thursday: The morning and afternoon will have the same schedule. After dinner, we will have a closing time of worship and prayer for healing.
Friday: Our time concludes with a time for testimonies over breakfast.

After that week, your facilitators will lead you and your cohort through six months of continued reflection designed to restore your soul and to restore the joy of the Lord's salvation. During these monthly coaching sessions, you will have the opportunity for (re)discovering how you are "God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that [you] should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10).
72- or 48-hour Retreat
We can help leaders of local or regional networks of pastors offer retreats in locations convenient to the pastors they serve so that they may be more accessible to clergy and spouses. They can be designed for pastors, for spouses, or for both together. Our shorter retreats will invite participants to engage the process of lament as a path to hope and healing.

Debriefing Intensive
We can help missionaries transition home from their time on the field by offering an extended debrief in a quiet setting. Our mission and pastoral experience provide a great foundation for this ministry. Costs for this vary depending on the situation.
Conference Ministry
We can speak at a conference that you plan. We can also coach your leadership team in planning a conference that will refresh clergy and/or spouses. The costs will vary according to what you need.


Our goal is to make the ministry of House of Gladness as available as possible. We ask participants to cover travel and ministry expenses and to consider supporting our ministry.

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