Barren Heights Christian Retreat Center

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We are pleased that you have dropped by for a visit.
But our true hospitality begins when you come to our retreat center in Scottsville, KY.  Barren Heights primary purpose is to provide families that have children with a physical or developmental disabillities a free weekend retreat – simply to relax, rest and rejuvenate. We look forward to hosting you!

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Recent News

  • Community Center Christmas Party

    Published on December 14, 2015 Matthew Long

      At the Benefit Dinner we were pleased to officially announce the opening of the new Louisville Community Center, located at 11420 Watterson Court #800, Louisville, KY 40299. We are preparing to offer many different activities for the families and individuals we serve: Men’s Bible Study and Fellowship (Mondays) Women’s Bible Study and Fellowship (Wednesdays) Marriage  Read More →

  • The Gift of Prayer

    Published on December 4, 2015 prayer

    At Barren Heights we recognize that prayer is the BEST gift you can give. It is a wonderful gift of devotion to God and a gift of compassion to others. This season we would love to give you this special gift. If you have a specific need or particular praise we would be honored to  Read More →

  • 10th Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

    Published on October 7, 2015 2015-Barren-Heights-Dinner-logo

    10th Annual Barren Heights Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction Stepping Up & Stepping Out Festivities hosted by Scott Reynolds and Kevin Harned, WAVE3 TV Featuring music and dancing to the Don Krekel Orchesra Please join us for a dinner and auction benefiting Barren Heights Retreat Saturday, November 14, 2015 5:30 PM EDT Marriott Louisville East 1903  Read More →

  • Nominations for Volunteer of the Year Awards

    Published on July 23, 2015 VOY

    Barren Heights would like to recognize the wonderful service of the ministry’s leaders and volunteers. Each fall we present two awards to volunteers who serve with the hands and heart of Jesus. Recommendations may come from any guest or volunteer and should be received by October 20, 2015.   Abigail’s Impact Award Please nominate a youth (5-20  Read More →

  • 2015 Benefit Dinner Raffle Items

    Published on July 12, 2015 MacBook Air 1

    Barren Heights has two great raffle items for the 10th Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction. We are having a contest with our volunteers to see who can sell the most raffle tickets. Please be sure to name the volunteer who referred you to buy your ticket online.  Read More →

Recent Retreats

  • Retreat S 2015

    Published on October 21, 2015 IMG_5846

    Last retreat of the season! Until next year, friends. We are so thankful for the community God has placed at Barren Heights. He always brings the right people at just the right time. We pray that we are as much an encouragement to our guest families as you are to us! “And let us consider  Read More →

  • Retreat R 2015

    Published on October 12, 2015 IMG_5657

    The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. Psalm 28:7    Read More →

  • Retreat Q 2015

    Published on October 5, 2015 IMG_5395

    The weather may have been dreary, but we surely were not! Praising the Lord for new friends, and an abundance of priceless memories! This is the day that the Lord has made;     let us rejoice and be glad in it. ~Psalm 118:24  Read More →

  • Retreat P 2015

    Published on September 30, 2015 IMG_5293

    The weather is getting just a little bit cooler, but its going to take more than that to stop us from having a good time!  Read More →

  • Retreat O 2015

    Published on September 21, 2015 IMG_7841

    May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14  Read More →





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