Retreats are available for individuals or groups.
Dr. Halstead has years of experience leading retreats with churches all around the world on a variety of topics for spiritual formation. The retreats can be silent or speaking. The silent retreat are guided by a speaker who offers presentations throughout the weekend centered around various topics. The participants remain in silence apart from the gatherings for the presentations. Spiritual direction is available for those who would like it.
Speaking retreats are similar with the exception that participants can speak throughout the weekend. Groups are encouraged to include several hours of silence to allow participants to have concentrated time alone with God, but this is at the discretion of the planning committee. Click here for a suggested retreat schedule template. You can choose your retreat focus or ask for a list of suggested topics. Dr. Halstead’s cost to lead a weekend retreat is $1500 plus expenses. The group is responsible for room, board, and materials for the participants.
Individual retreats are customized to the experience and desire of the individual. These are typically silent retreats of varying lengths with one hour of spiritual direction each day of the retreat. The retreat opens with a orientation spiritual direction session with Dr. Halstead and ends with a session of spiritual direction. Length of retreats varies with the typical lengths being three days, five days, or eight days. Thirty-day guided retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are also available.
Retreats can be in Nashville at various retreat centers or in the individual’s location with direction offered by phone or skype. Cost is $75 per spiritual direction session along with the expense of the retreat center.