Purpose: To provide an environment that helps a clergy person (and spouse if desired) or church staff person associated with the conference to restore their body, mind, and spirit toward more abundant living. To facilitate this environment, Shade and Fresh Water will provide a healing space, companion, and spiritual director to work with the person or persons on retreat.
Clergy find this time apart as an invitation to reconnect in a deeper way with God, explore that relationship and the personal spiritual journey, and to rest. We invite you to read some testimonials of experiences on this site as well.
Personal Retreats are provided by request of the individual. A standard retreat is 3 days and 2 nights for a cost of $50. Longer retreats of 3 or 4 nights are available for an additional $25 per night. A Spiritual Director is assigned to meet with the individual (and spouse if attending). Retreats include 2-3 sessions with a Spiritual Director.
CLICK HERE to request a personal retreat and submit payment. Once your form is received, the administrative assistant will contact the retreat center and spiritual directors regarding availability. The administrative assistant will confirm your retreat with you. Evaluation forms are included as well documents explaining the retreat.
The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011