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Finding En Gedi: Retreat and Symposium 2024

$2,000 Scholarships Available for the June Retreat!

Retreat Dates June 23-29, August 25-31

Free Pastoral Retreat Center

En Gedi Retreat: Free, Open Use, Non-denominational


Rest is best when it Overflows, is Fundamental, & is Bespoken


Authenticity is a Person, is Public, is a Place & is a Pace

 What is En Gedi Retreat?

grain (1 of 1)-min En Gedi Retreat is a free vacation and retreat home for pastors and missionaries. It is a 501 (c) 3 organization with the purpose of keeping pastors and missionaries “Rested, Refreshed, and Renewed” in their service to the Kingdom.

We Exist Because You Care!

Need some practical advice, some encouragement, or maybe some candid honesty? 

Check out these videos from En Gedi’s Founder, Carl Walker

Click on the Title below each video to watch the video.

How Do I Book?

After fifteen years of providing pastors rest, we have become somewhat popular.  By that I mean we host over 100 pastors a year, and we turn away over 1,000 pastors a year.  As such we have become so inundated with requests that we need to refine our booking process.

Here is how this is going to work for the next while.

  • We will not be taking any booking requests until we get better processes in place that will be clearer for you and easier for us. This will include an update to our website, our welcome packets, an application process, and a refining of who we will primarily serve.  We do not currently have a timeline on when this will all be accomplished (all of our staff are volunteers).
  • The best way to keep up to date is to sign up for our emails on the website. 
  • Just in case you are wondering, we have no availability at our Colorado home through April 2025.

Thank you so much for your service to our King!  Please make every effort to stay rested!

Who is En Gedi for?

          En Gedi Retreat is available to full time pastors and missionaries who need time alone with God, families and children are welcome.

What is "Open Use"?

At En Gedi Retreat,

"we provide the place and He provides the God."

There are no programs, schedules, counseling, or agendas. We trust that you know best how to spend your time with God, whether alone, just your spouse, or your whole family. Sleeping, hiking, skiing, watching movies, studying, mission planning, or just sitting and talking to God all sound like good ideas to us!



Is it really free?


En Gedi is available at no cost to those who use it.  We raise finances in order to support the building process and upkeep so no pastor or missionary will be able to use the "I don't have enough money" excuse to not go on a vacation.

Any Questions?

We're sure we weren't able to answer all your important questions.

Please feel free to send us an e-mail or give us a call!

We are here to serve, and can be contacted at:

(719) 963-3983


Interested in supporting what En Gedi is doing?

Your support of this ministry will ensure that Pastors and Missionaries will continue to be Rested, Refreshed, and Renewed in their service to the Kingdom. Join our team of partners today!

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