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

  • 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. Recommendations may come from any guest or volunteer and should be received by Monday, October 23, 2017.   Abigail’s Impact Award Please nominate a youth (5-20 years old) who like the Abigail of the Bible, serves the ministry... 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 →

  • 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 N, September 15-17, 2017

    Published on September 20, 2017

    Another successful retreat full of relaxation, connection, and reflection!  Read More →

  • Retreat M Pictures

    Published on September 12, 2017

    “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” ~Genesis 28:15 God brings the right people at the right time back to Barren Heights for our BH2 Retreats. So glad that he was able to bless these families with another break. God is good!  Read More →

  • Retreat L Pictures

    Published on August 28, 2017

    We were so blessed by these precious families. God truly showed His love and kindness this weekend!  Read More →

  • Retreat K Pictures

    Published on August 22, 2017

    Memories were made, smiles were shared, and lives were changed.   Another amazing weekend filled with fellowship:)    Read More →

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Scottsville, KY
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