Desert Sojourn Signature Retreats

Desert Sojourn Signature Retreats

Desert Sojourn Retreats are developed by Spirit in the Desert for the community at large. All are welcome to these retreats at the beautiful Spirit campus in Carefree, Arizona. Click on the link to indicate your interest online or call the office to register for the event.

Leading Well Training Experience

Leading Well Training Experience

NOVEMBER 15 – 18, 2022 & FEBRUARY 7 – 10, 2023 Leading Well Training Experience JOIN US . . . For a four-day training experience for pastors and church leaders that offers practical learning, Sabbath rest, and support. TWO RETREAT DATES are being offered this year: Fall 2022 (November 15 – 18, 2022) and Winter 2023 (February 7 – 10, 2023) LEARNING OUTCOMES Renew yourself through worship, prayer, rest and fellowship. Practice living and leading well as you build on…
The U.S. flag illustrates the Healing of Memories workshop for Women Veterans at Spirit in the Desert

Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans & First Responders

FEBRUARY 4-6, 2022 Healing of Memories Workshop for Veterans & First Responders The Healing of Memories workshop is a safe place for participants to explore personal histories and gain insight and empathy for themselves and others. This workshop from the Institute for Healing of Memories is a response to the emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other life-changing traumatic circumstances. This life-changing workshop is proven to help participants learn ways to overcome anger, loss,…
SPICE: Individual and Couple Empowerment

SPICE: Individual and Couple Empowerment

DECEMBER 9 – 11, 2022 SPICE: Spiritual Program for Individual and Couple Empowerment A one-of-a-kind research-based, spiritual empowerment program that utilizes mindfulness, neuroscience, storytelling, and experiential exercises to infuse more calm, health, and joy in your relationships and in the world. SPICE: A Desert Sojourn Retreat The Spiritual Program for Individual and Couple Empowerment (SPICE) Retreat is for individuals and couples seeking more meaning and purpose in their lives and relationships. Whether you’re floundering, fine, or fabulous, SPICE aims to bring…
Executive Skills for Church Leaders

Executive Skills for Church Leaders

Executive Skills for Church Leaders JANUARY 9-13, 2023 This popular week-long continuing education event for pastors and church leaders explores how concepts from an MBA program can be applied to the arena of congregational life. Back after a three-year Covid hiatus, this very popular program from California Lutheran University offers a week of continuing education in which faculty from the School of Management explore and discuss how concepts from management and finance can be applied to the complex environment of…
Spiritual Wholeness Retreat

Wellspring in the Desert: A Call to Be Whole

FEBRUARY 10-15, 2023 Wellspring in the Desert: A Call to Be Whole Reflect, rest and renew, and connect with God, self and one another in this spiritual wholeness retreat focusing on the multi-dimensional elements of wellness: spiritual, vocational, intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and financial well-being. I have come that you may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10b We are called to live as whole and holy people of God. In this Desert Sojourn Retreat we will gather, form…
Healing of Memories Workshop for Healthcare Workers

Healing of Memories Workshop for Healthcare Workers

FEBRUARY 19-21, 2023 Healing of Memories Workshop for Healthcare Workers The Healing of Memories workshop is for healthcare workers who have experienced emotional, psychological and spiritual distress – in their personal or professional lives – during the COVID pandemic. This workshop provides a safe, confidential environment, the ideal setting to help participants take the necessary steps toward healing. THE WORKSHOP IS RREE FOR QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE WORKERS. Listening to others share their struggles, concerns, and hopes made me feel I am…
Cultivating Climate Justice Retreat

Cultivating Climate Justice

MARCH 10-12, 2023 Cultivating Climate Justice: Tools, Hope, Theology, and Spirit Explore the economic, cultural, political, and ecological contours of the systemic crisis we face, and grow in the knowledge, skills, spiritual strength, and community that are so vital to forging the paths toward climate justice. Does your heart ache at the thought of climate change and what it means for your children, grandchildren, or other loved ones? Do you yearn for hope as you face the realities of climate change?…