RC-FlexibilitySpirit in the Desert Retreat Center offers unique programs that address three focus areas: Pastoral & Ministry Development, Life Transitions & Enrichment, and Explore Your Calling in the 3rd Chapter of Life.

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upcoming retreat programs.

Pastoral & Ministry Development

We offer a wide range of programs that speak to the particular issues and needs of pastoral and lay ministers, including:

  • Writing with Purpose, Preaching with Power
  • Spiritual Well-being for Clergy, Church Workers and Spouse/Partner
  • Leading Well: Practical leadership skills, Sabbath rest, Sharing ideas
  • Daring Walk: Finding Hope & Joy When Leading, Loving & Living Are Difficult

Life Transitions & Enrichment

Life can be filled with ups and downs, periods of calm followed by times of intense change. Spirit in the Desert has developed a wide array of programs that address major transitional periods in life that can open the door to personal enrichment and growth,such as:

  • Healing of Memories for Veterans & First Responders

Explore Your Calling in the 3rd Chapter of Life

The 3rd Chapter of Life is a time when career building is ending, often at retirement or empty nesting. Inspiring retreats are designed to help people discover their true meaning and purpose in this transitional life chapter. The focus is on spiritual well-being: social/interpersonal, emotional, physical, financial, vocational and intellectual.

View upcoming 3rd Chapter of Life programs.