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

and Coaching
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 Retreats
and Coaching
We can help leaders of local or regional networks of pastors offer Restore Intensives in locations convenient to the pastors they serve. Intensives have all of the content of a Restore Retreat (but with less time for relaxation and refreshment). We hope, however, that they may be more accessible to clergy and spouses. They can be designed for pastors, for spouses, or for both together.

Dates for Upcoming Retreats:
January 10-12 (Clergy)
January 26-28 (Spouses)
February 7-9 (Clergy)
March 7-9 (Clergy)
April 18-20 (Spouses)
May 2-4 (Clergy)

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.
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.
Cost
We want everyone who needs the ministry of House of Gladness to be able to come. We will be glad to help you discover God's provision. Also, note the Beta Special for the first two cohorts.
Restore Retreats
$2,400 for married couples ($1,200 for Beta Special cohorts).
$1,650 for single participants ($825 for Beta Special cohorts).
Costs cover housing, meals, and activities during the Restore Retreat as well as six months of cohort coaching.


Restore Intensives
We will work with local and regional leaders to find a fair and affordable price for these intensives that will allow pastors and spouses to attend.


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.
Debriefing Intensives
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. 

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