Shalom: More than a Peaceful Feeling \ November 10-12th, 2023

Shalom Long

Shalom is much more than a peaceful feeling. It’s an epic journey with the requisite mystery, beauty and danger. It encompasses deprivation, loss and pain, and with these–paints a masterpiece of completion from beginning to end.

We begin in the strain of humanity and stumble through. Then, in journeying with God, our Father, we know and are known.

Many seek the peaceful feeling, but it is the soul of the steady sojourner that truly finds Shalom.

The retreat will take place on Friday Evening and Saturday Day November 10th and 11th, 2023.

Friday PM
5:30 PM      Check-in Begins
6:30 PM      Welcome & Overview
7:00 PM      Our Setting: Shalom and Emotion
8:00 PM      The Journey from Emotion to Shalom
8:30 PM      Refreshments and Connect

8:00 AM      Breakfast
9:00 AM     From Shame to Shalom
10:30 PM    Freedom from Anger
12:00 PM    Lunch
1:00 PM     Fleeing from Fear
2:15 PM     Losing Loneliness, Finding Fullness
3:30 PM     Joy and Pain
5:00 PM     Dinner
6:30 PM     Remaining and Returning to Shalom

Sunday AM
9:00 AM     Worship Time(optional)

Cost is $50/person or $75/couple and includes resources, sessions, Saturday Meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and refreshments. Contact Jo for more details.

Sign up by Thursday, 11/2 to reserve your spot.

Sessions led by Sacred Space Ministries Staff in partnership with the Founders of Dialog and Resolve, David and Colette Freeman.

Raising Children in the Information Age \ November 5th, 2022


Discussions on Raising children are:

…as polarized as modern politics, yet more important
…integral to education, yet avoided by most educators
…critical to the future of the church

Whether you are a parent, caretaker, nursery worker, teacher or any other kind of agent in child-raising, you know it’s important that we raise children the best way we can. But first, we need to start the discussion.

Topics may include:

  •   Navigating Mom-Guilt
  •   The Good-Enough Parent
  •   Parenting Styles
  •   Consequence vs. Punishment
  •   Permissive, Authoritarian and Authoritative Parenting
  •   Instilling Faith in the next Generation
  •   Balancing Safety and Risk with Judgment and Skill

The retreat will take place on Saturday November 5th, 2022.

8:30-9:00 AM        Check-in and Refreshments
9:00-11:30 AM      Opening Session
11:30-1:30 PM       Lunch Break
1:30-3:30 PM        Men’s Breakout Session and Women’s Breakout Session
3:30-3:45 PM        Break
3:45-5:00 PM        Closing Session
5:30 PM                Dinner(Optional)

Cost is $25/person or $35/couple and includes resources, sessions, dinner and refreshments. Childcare available upon request. Contact Jo for more details.

Sign up by Thursday, 10/27 to reserve your place.

Aware \ November 5th, 2021

Deep down we know…

We are made up of material: Dust.
We are given life and cast into an epic journey: Story.
We are…AWARE.

We know all of this. We can see the dust and we tell the stories. We are here. This is real. Deep down, we know that this is special.  Even when our lives shudder with difficulty and it hurts. We know it hurts because we know something glorious and good is close–so painfully close. We are aware.

Join us for Sacred Space’s 2021 Aware Retreat with guest artist Sara Groves and become more aware…

…Of God’s presence.
…Of your capacity for joy, beauty, compassion and sorrow.
…Of dynamic relationships.

Weekend Overview

  • Friday Night – Campfire and Connection
  • Saturday- Explore awareness of transcendent beauty, God, self and others through elective sessions and large group sessions.
  • Saturday Night- Concert with Sara Groves
  • Sunday Morning- Worship (optional gathering)

*Cost is $125/person or $200/couple. This includes food, teaching/activities and concert. Limited housing available upon request. Reserve by September 27th.

*Concert is available to Retreat participants and their families.

Stories Retreat \ October 4-6, 2019

See sacred stories unfold through the weekend as participants ponder, play, listen and enjoy storytelling, each other and the goodness of God.

  • Weekend Overview
  • Friday Night – Campfire and Connection
  • Saturday- Explore “Story”, “Characters” and “Conflict” through sessions, experiential activities and story.
  • Saturday Night- House Concert with Michelle Petrie
  • Sunday Morning- Worship (bonus)Cost is $120/person or $200/couple. This includes food, teaching/activities and concert. Limited housing available upon request. Reserve by September 30th.

Your Healing Journey Retreat (YHJ)

We run this retreat much like Papa ran his “retreat” for Mack in The Shack by William Paul Young. We do this in three primary ways: touching on themes in the Shack, having plenty of conversation with God, and providing plenty of experiential entry points along the way. Cost: $275.

YHJ Retreat Center \ Spring 2020

Located in Eminence, MO, this retreat will feature outdoor elements requiring some physical ability. Expect fun, reflection, and rejuvenation. Includes: 2 nights of retreat lodging, meals, 3-5 sessions, experiential activities and solo times.

YHJ Retreat Center \ Fall 2020

Just as Mack received an invitation to meet God at the Shack, each participant works to identify what kind of invitation God is putting before them in life by getting real “invitations” to engaging but low-demand activities during the retreat. Expect enjoyable contemplation, rest and opportunity to be active. Includes: 2 nights of retreat lodging, meals, 3-5 sessions, experiential activities and solo times.

Annual Brave the Floor Fundraiser

Brave the Floor is Sacred Space Ministries’ annual fundraiser.

Dance groups and couples propose a dance routine and seek pledges towards that performance at the annual competition.

The competition night begins with open dancing and instruction for everyone. This includes line dancing and English-Country dancing.

The evening continues with the competitors performing their routines for the crowd and a panel of judges. Awards conclude the evening. Come dance, watch and enjoy!

2021 Champions – Zorba
2020 Champions – Memories
2019 Champions – Battle of the Decades
2018 Champions – Only Time
2017 Champions – Pop! Goes My Heart
2016 Champions – Who is the Real Napolean Dynamite?
2015 Champions – N-Sync Medley

Create-Your-Own Sacred Space Event

Sacred Space offers customized events for ministries, churches and organizations seeking to create a culture of deep respect for one another. This event could be anything from an afternoon leadership team enrichment, to a lecture address, to a multi-prong organization-wide culture training. Trainings are content-rich and process-driven with an experiential edge. Explore our training modules and training styles or contact us today.