Contemplative Prayer Retreat for Pastors & Ministry Leaders

August 23-26, 2023
5:00 pm
9:00 am
Mountain Time
Westcliffe, Colorado
Total cost:

It's often those who serve the most who have a hard time resting and being served. This retreat is specifically designed for pastors and ministry leaders and their spouses so that they can find rest for their bodies and souls. We invite you to come away for awhile, slow down, and breathe. Come and simply be with God in solitude. Listen to him in silence.

What is a contemplative prayer retreat?

The historic Christian practice of contemplative prayer is a different kind of prayer. It does not depend on giving God information, rather, it’s a way of trusting and resting in the presence of the Holy Spirit. It’s a way of being with God without wordiness or work.

Instead of working harder, contemplative prayer is resting and waiting. We rest in God, and depend on him to initiate communion and communication. We do not ask for things, we simply open ourselves up to God.

A place where you will be cared for.

Because we know how hard it is to always be on, we have designed this retreat specifically for those who serve in ministry leadership positions and their spouses. It will refresh your perspective on God and yourself, and you’ll have an opportunity to recover the vitality of your relationship with him. 

See a sample schedule, and learn more about what happens on a prayer retreat here. But please note, while the schedule is the same, the topics we address will be tailored to pastors and ministry leaders. Additionally, the few sessions we provide are entirely optional, if you just need to get away and be cared for while you talk to God then this is the retreat for you!

Free spiritual direction.

Every attendee receives a free session with our on-staff spiritual director. It’s like having a supportive tour guide for your time away with God. Someone to listen to you, and to God with you. And of course, spiritual direction is entirely optional.

Important details.

per person


  • Room. 3 private rooms and 2 bunk rooms (preference will be given to married couples).
  • Linens.
  • Meals Wed. Dinner, Thurs.-Fri. Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner, Sat. Continental Breakfast.
  • A printed prayer support packet.
  • One 30-minute session with a trained Spiritual Director if desired.

If you are flying...

If you are flying, we offer a shuttle service from the Colorado Springs Airport for an additional $25, please note the following:

Arrival: our shuttle will pick you up from the Colorado Springs Airport at 4:00pm. Please book your flight to arrive before then.

Departure: Our shuttle will drop you off at the Colorado Springs Airport at 11:30am. Please book your flights accordingly.

Cancelations and refunds

If you cancel your reservation 2 or more weeks before the start date you will receive a full refund minus a non-refundable $25 administration fee. You may also choose to transfer the full amount to any other retreat we offer in the same calendar year, subject to availability.

If you cancel your reservation less then 2 weeks before the start date you will receive a 50% refund. You may also choose to to transfer your 50% refund amount to any other retreat we offer in the same calendar year, subject to availability.

Presenters & Hosts:

Brandon Booth

Brandon is President of Signpost Inn and our on-staff spiritual director. He has over 25 years of ministry experience, and a passion for prayer and helping others reconnect to God. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Historical Theology.

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Liv Booth

Liv Booth is co-founder and Hospitality Coordinator of Signpost Inn. On her long ministry travels she has learned to find beauty anywhere and to create hospitable spaces wherever she and her family land.

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Starry Peaks Lodge

Starry Peaks Lodge sits at 9,000 feet atop a private ridge overlooking the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Located in the beautiful Wet Mountains, which are the highest location in the world to be certified as an international dark sky community, the stargazing is second to none. Surrounded by 36 acres of private land and backing to over 700 acres of public land there are limitless hiking and exploring opportunities. Retreatants stay in a comfortable and spacious lodge with amazing views and a wrap-around deck. Sunrises and sunsets are not to be missed!

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Please contact your retreat guide:

Brandon Booth

P: 314-973-7294