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.

Recent News

  • Nominations for Volunteer of the Year Awards

    Published on August 22, 2017

    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. The window for recommendations has passed, we hope you will consider nominating a volunteer next year!   Abigail’s Impact Award Each year we nominate a youth (5-20 years old) who like the Abigail of the Bible, serves... Read More →

  • 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 →

  • Ballardsville Baptist Church Women on a Mission

    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 →

Recent Retreats

  • Retreat S 2017

    Published on October 23, 2017

    As we end our 2017 Retreat season, we are humbled and blessed by another amazing weekend. God truly does bring the right people at the right time to Barren Heights. We look forward to serving many more families next year!  Read More →

  • Retreat R 2017

    Published on October 16, 2017

    Even though the sun may be setting sooner and the weather may be getting chilly, the fun never slows down at Barren Heights! We had a blast loving and sharing many memories this weekend with all our families.  Read More →

  • Retreat Q 2017

    Published on October 9, 2017

    Families were strengthened and loved this weekend. We love seeing all the smiles and laughs that were had!  Read More →

  • Retreat O 2017

    Published on September 25, 2017

    John 15:12 ESV  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” We are so happy to see the love that was shared this weekend.  Read More →




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