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 what the Psalmist prays for: "Restore to me the joy of your salvation" (Psalm 51:12).
Zoom Cohorts
We offer cohorts for pastors, spouses, and couples together. Cohorts meet twice a month over 4 months. Each couple or individual also has a monthly coaching call with Shari and Jim Hobby. Couple cohorts consist of 4 couples. Other cohorts consist of 6 pastors or spouses. Sharing our stories and walking through the process of lament together can be powerfully healing.

Zoom cohorts cost $800 per couple, pastor, or spouse. A cohort experience is a great use of a pastor's continuing education allowance.
48- or 72-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 small groups pastors, for spouses, or for both together. All of our retreats invite participants to engage the process of lament as a path to hope and healing. We can also help a pastor or a clergy couple walk through lament by themselves.
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.
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. For retreats and conferences, we ask participants to cover travel and ministry expenses and to consider supporting our ministry so that others can experience the restoration of joy that comes through lament.

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