Deeper Journey is a two-year, eight-retreat experience held at Country Lake Retreat Center just north of Louisville, KY. It provides a comprehensive spiritual formation experience in light of the unique challenges of life and vocational ministry in the 21st century. The quarterly retreats offer an integrated approach of biblical theology and Christian psychology within a worshiping community. The experience includes worship, teaching, small groups, and personal time. Each retreat highlights at least one spiritual discipline and provides space for the engagement of the discipline.

Deeper Journey is designed for those who are serious about nurturing and protecting their souls. If this is what you desire and can give a day and a half every three months.  We promise it will be well worth the investment (take a look at what others have to say about it).

The 2019 dates for Deeper Journey 7 are February 15th-16th, May 17th-18th, August 23rd-24th, November 15th-16th.  The 2020 dates are January 10th-11th,  April 3rd-4th, August 7th-8th, and November 20th-21st.   (you can also find the dates on Events Schedule).  The cost is $240 per retreat with a one-time registration fee of $150.  For more information you can contact us at

The 2019 dates for the Deeper Journey 8 are May 31st-June 1st, August 30th-31st, November 1st-2ndThe 2020 dates are January 24th-25th,  April 24th-25th, August 21st-22nd, and November 13th-14th.

The DJ7 & DJ8 are currently filled to capacity!  Please email us at if you are interested in joining a Deeper Journey Retreat.

If you live in the Philadelphia, PA area check out the Deeper Journey – Philly experience.

Retreat Topics

Retreat #1 – Essential Dimensions of the Soul in Spiritual Formation – Explores foundational dimensions of the soul’s formation in Christ.
Spiritual Disciplines: Silence & Solitude

Retreat #2 – The Voice of God in Spiritual Formation – Examines the role of Scripture in formation and the challenge of  truly  listening to the voice of God.
Spiritual Discipline: Contemplative Reading of Scripture

Retreat #3 – Communion with God in Spiritual Formation – Attends to the gift of communion with God with an emphasis on the role of prayer in formation.
Spiritual Discipline: Meditative & Contemplative Prayer

Retreat #4 – The Necessity of Self-Clarity in Spiritual Formation – Explores the invitation for a deeper self-understanding in Christ through the use of the Enneagram. Attention is given to the dynamics of personality in formation.
Spiritual Discipline: Examen

Retreat #5 – The Role of Desire in Spiritual Formation – Explores the importance and necessity of desire in the journey of transformation.
Spiritual Discipline: Attentiveness

Retreat #6 – The Way of Wisdom: Discernment in Christian Spiritual Formation — Seeks to understand how to discern the heart of God by exploring how we are sensing, seeing, and selecting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Spiritual Discipline: Discernment

Retreat #7 – Stages of Soul in Spiritual Formation  – Explores various stages of life in which we pass in normal human development.
Spiritual Disciplines: Attentiveness

Retreat #8 – Rule of Life and Christian Spiritual Formation – Provides a summary overview of the previous seven retreats with an emphasis on elements needed to sustain a personal journey of Spiritual formation.
Spiritual Disciplines: Gratitude & Spiritual Direction


My time in Deeper Journey has been amazing! Rich and Jim painted a picture for me of what true union with Christ could be. That has significantly increased my longing for God.

If you have ever wondered, “Where is this power so often spoken of in scripture to change my life?” the Deeper Journey community is a place to begin your search.