Pasture Retreat, inspired by Psalm 23, offers a safe space to slow down, listen,
and experience intimacy with yourself, God, and fellow sojourners
About Pasture Retreat
Longing for a weekend to receive hospitality of the heart, mind, and body? Bring your honest self as we journey through Psalm 23 in a cozy, living-room environment, inclusive of intimate connection, thoughtfully prepared meals, and intentional time to experience soul nourishment in every sense.
Pasture was created for souls like you, who care deeply about others, desire to experience God in everyday moments, and long to be fully heard and unconditionally loved- struggles and all. As in, "If you knew my story, would I still be loved?" At Pasture Retreat the answer is a resounding YES!
Untethered to a specific church or denomination, Pasture offers a Christ-centric space to experience intimacy with God, yourself, and like-minded souls through the intentional posture of listening. Pasture embodies a level playing field where there is no hierarchy. During Pasture Retreat, we sit shoulder-to-shoulder and offer compassionate with-ness.
Pasture Retreat embodies:
- soul care invitations tethered to Psalm 23
- a home concert
- like-minded community where belonging is experienced
- home-made meals featuring local flavors + sips
- listening + story-sharing
- confession + truth-telling
- space to BE where you are
- intentional time to rest + recharge
- Celebration Dinner around the table
- tears + laughter
- a deeper awareness of how to listen to God, yourself, and others
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, your presence is so very welcome here.
- At Pasture Retreat, we offer no bows or solutions, for we rest in the truth that God is doing the interior work in each of us.
- Rest and freedom occur when we show up as our truest selves to be known from the inside out.
- Listening is healing.
- An intimate "small is sacred" size is maintained for the purpose of being heard, trust, and connection.
Pasture is for intentional individuals who long to have a hospitable space to process, listen, share, and experience soul-nourishing intimacy with like-minded women.
- I agree to bring my authentic self to this small group of women.
- I agree to leave my title(s), church association/denomination, or anyone's story (aside from my own) at the door.
- I agree to listen mostly, speak slowly, and love largely.
- I agree to remember that where I am in my journey is unique, necessary, and valuable to the work God IS doing.
- I agree to come as I am in real-time without feeling like I need to fix, problem-solve, or care beyond my capacity. Grace & space is our motto.
- I agree to receive this safe space as a sacred time to process, pray, and pay attention to God's intimacy invitations.
- I agree to offer myself and others ample permission to be human and in-process, celebrating that we are equally worthy of receiving God's unconditional love.
- I agree to begin the brave work of integrating my mind, heart, and body as I come to listen and BE.
6:30pm: Arrive at Bekah's home for a warm welcome + connection + light nibbles + wine + a home concert.
- Saturday morning begins at 9:00am with breakfast + coffee/tea.
- We'll spend the morning simmering in Psalm 23 + listening + sharing individual stories + and noticing how God is inviting us into deeper intimacy with Him and others.
- A delicious homemade lunch will be served (please let Bekah know of any food allergies) followed by confession + truth-telling.
- Enjoy a few afternoon hours on your own for rest + reflection. Stroll through Historic Leiper's Fork, enjoy local coffee at Just Love Cafe, savor the views at Arrington Vineyards, or tuck away at a bookstore. When was the last time you carved out time for yourself? Soak it up.
- Gather back at 7:00pm for Celebration Dinner around our table with a gourmet dinner made by Bekah's incredible hubby, Chef Bryan.
- The evening closes with a Pasture Blessing + dessert + a bonfire.
- Pasture Retreats are currently held biannually (Spring & Fall) at the home of Bekah Pogue in Nashville, TN.
- Retreats are a form of group spiritual direction.
- Pasture alumni are welcome to co-host a Pasture Retreat in their hometown to deepen in-person connection with your own community.
- Pasture alumni are invited into a deeper journey through through reunions, continued community, and spiritual direction.