Self Directed Retreats
If you wish to spend some time alone to pray, read, meditate, write, sleep, or spend time with your spouse etc., in a space removed from the busyness of your ministry, Fairhaven’s cottages and property provide
an ideal space set apart for times of solitude, prayer and renewal.
Guided Individual Retreats
A guided individual retreat provides space and time to be alone with God, to listen, pray, read, rest, write, enjoy nature etc. It also recognizes that while you listen to yourself and the Spirit, it is helpful to have someone else listen with you. A Certified Spiritual Director, Certified Counselor or Certified Christian Leadership Coach can meet with you daily to offer support, structure, prayerful presence, and feedback
as you rest and renew.
Pastor/Clergy Support Groups
I’m going out to clean the pasture spring;
I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away
(And wait to watch the water clear, I may):
I sha’n’t be gone long. You come too.
—Robert Frost, The Pasture
Pastor/Clergy support groups are groups of 4-5 clergy/ministers who commit to meet monthly for four months at a time to share, pray, support and listen to one another in a safe and confidential environment.
The intention of a clergy support group is to build a ‘circle of trust’—a place that is safe for the soul to emerge midst the demands and diversity of ministry. The facilitator’s role is to honor and hold the individuals and group accountable to that goal. Call or e-mail if you are interested in forming or participating in one of these groups.
Whether you’re planning an intimate staff or board retreat or a specialized event for leaders, our experienced staff can help plan and/or facilitate your needs. The maximum size of group we can host would be 30 for a day retreat.
Educational Retreats & Seminars
Our staff is available to provide a variety of retreats and seminars for your group. Our five beautiful cottages provide a variety of housing options for overnight retreats and seminars. We have meeting space for groups of 30 or less. Our staff is also available to facilitate seminars or retreats at other locations. Call us for information regarding possible topics etc.