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 disabilities a free weekend retreat – simply to relax, rest and rejuvenate. We look forward to hosting you!

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Recent News

  • UPDATE – Mailing Address Change

    Published on July 12, 2017

    Please direct all mail to the Barren Heights Office / Community Center 11420 Watterson Court #800 Louisville KY 40299  Read More →

  • We Are Hiring – Marketing and Development Coordinator

    Published on June 21, 2017

    Barren Heights Ministries is hiring a Marketing and Development Coordinator. If you or somebody you know has interest in this position – please submit a resume and cover letter to by July 6. Thanks and Blessings, Toni ************* Title:  Marketing and Development Coordinator Reports to: Executive Director Overview:  The MAD Coordinator works with the Executive Director and Ministry Operations... Read More →

  • Published on May 17, 2017

    So thankful for our wonderful volunteers that make such an impact on the Barren Heights ministry! Great day today with the Ballardsville Baptist Church Women on a Mission who assembled lunch condiment packets for the Retreat Center.  Read More →

  • 11th Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

    Published on October 24, 2016

    Saturday, November 12th, 2016 Appetizers & Silent Auction – 5:30 p.m. EDT Dinner & Live Auction – 7:00 p.m. EDT Musical Entertainment Until 10:00 p.m. EDT Marriott Louisville East 1903 Embassy Square Blvd – Louisville, KY 40299 Guest Speaker Mike Kankelfritz, K-Love DJ, and his family Festivities hosted by Scott Reynolds, Wave 3 TV Featuring music by Don Krekel Orchestra Attire: Dressy Casual If... Read More →

  • 2016 Benefit Dinner Raffle Items

    Published on October 22, 2016

    Barren Heights has 2 great raffle items for the 11th 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 →  Read More →

Recent Retreats

  • Retreat F Pictures

    Published on July 21, 2017

    The Joy of the Lord is our strength! This was clearly evident this weekend as every family was loved, strengthened, and encouraged through rejuvenation and new friendships!  Read More →

  • Retreat E Pictures

    Published on July 14, 2017

    “I confess, my hands are weary, I need Your rest Mighty warrior, king of the fight No matter what I face You’re by my side When You don’t move the mountains I’m needing You to move When You don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through When You don’t give the answers As I cry out to You I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You Truth is, You know what tomorrow brings There’s... Read More →

  • Retreat D Pictures

    Published on July 14, 2017

    Our Hope is found in You alone Lord! This weekend was full of joy, peace, and community at Barren Heights!  Read More →

  • Retreat C Pictures

    Published on June 19, 2017

    It is commonly said that laughter is and always will be the best form of therapy, and after this weekend we wholeheartedly agree! We are so thankful for another joy filled weekend for all of our families.  Read More →

  • Retreat B Pictures

    Published on June 13, 2017

    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” -Romans 12:12 Thankful for another  joy-filled weekend to rejuvenate and remember that our hope is in the Lord!  Read More →

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