Our approach is biblically based, and prayer-driven. We are expectant and dependent on God's ability to do great things for those who come to a retreat. The emphasis is compassionate- and grace-driven, which is essential to the care of all professional church workers and their spouses. We use the psychological understanding of our counselors combined, and supported by our retreat chaplain to create an atmosphere that allows the Spirit of God to work. Our volunteers join in this process by showing each and every participant with the love of Jesus. this is accomplished in a safe and confidential environment which allows the participants to humbly and prayerfully encourage and exhort one another. the small group format encourages meaningful, personal, reflection and creates a "new" support system among the participants.
Our mutual goal is to make sure of our participants return home feeling "lavished" by God's love and grace that they have experienced while at Standing Stones Retreat Center.
Prayer is an essential element of transformation for those who come to a retreat. Shepherd's Canyon Retreat maintains an ongoing prayer ministry through "Shepherd's Canyon Retreat Prayer Partners" and prayer groups in congregations across America.
In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.