Whether you are dealing with burnout, problems within your marriage, organizational conflict or are interested in a highly productive sabbatical, QuietWaters will work with you to meet your needs. We have been serving pastors, missionaries, and other Christian leaders since 2001. Our Leadership Intensives are highly focused counseling and coaching opportunities over a one or two week period. Each day, our guests spend two to three hours working with a Licensed Professional Counselor either at our beautiful Retreat Center in Parker, Colorado, or via our Telehealth option. Intensives are offered in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
There are many reasons why clients come to QuietWaters Ministries for help; however, most of our Leadership Intensives can be broken down into one or more of the following categories:
- Burnout, Anxiety, Depression
- Infidelity, Marriage and Family Issues
- Church and Organizational Conflict, Termination, or Resignation
- Sabbatical, Ministry and Spiritual Direction, and Leadership Coaching
All Intensives are individually-tailored to meet your current needs and are available for individuals and couples. We can combine aspects of a Coaching Intensive, Counseling Intensive, Formation Intensive, and/or Sabbatical Kick-off Intensive.
Counseling Intensives provide an environment of truth and grace that facilitate deep change in the lives of leaders, their spouses, and their organizations. The Intensive process is designed to provide adequate time to uncover important personal and relational issues and to experience transformational change that fosters spiritual, emotional, and relationship health. Leaders and ministry couples find renewal, recovery, and restoration within an equipping and empowering context.
Counseling Intensives are also available as a Telehealth option for Colorado residents only.
Sabbatical Kickoff Intensives
Our talented counselors at QuietWaters will help you make the most of your sabbatical experience. Whether you are looking for personal spiritual renewal and strengthening, planning for the future of your church, or exploring options to re-energize your ministry, the QuietWaters staff will help you develop and execute a customized sabbatical plan and experience. Learn More
Spiritual Formation Intensives
Spiritual Formation Intensives are for spiritual direction, the practice of being with leaders as they seek to deepen their relationship with God and to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality. Often leaders have lost a sense of intimacy with God or may be in a season of lament or in a desert-time when God seems silent. The Intensive process asks, “What is God trying to shape or stir in the leader’s soul?” Your Guide listens and asks questions to assist you in your personal process of reflection and spiritual growth. Spiritual formation doesn’t necessarily start with a problem. Instead, it starts with a person’s health and desire for a deeper union with Christ. These sessions are not about seeking solutions, but about seeking God. The goal is not to resolve issues but to seek God’s voice and guidance about their past, present, or future. Learn More
Spiritual Formation Intensives are also available as a Telehealth option.
Coaching Intensives for leaders are committed to be a highly catalytic experience empowering strategic change or needed improvement in your life and leadership. Coaching is not counseling; nor is it therapy. Coaching is realistic and present/future oriented, based on the possibilities available to you in a full life. Coaching will also impact your relationships and work environment in a positive manner.
Unlike counseling or therapy, coaching is less intrusive; less concerned about problem solving, and more focused in equipping you to reach your potential. Coaching is not for those who need therapy to overcome painful experiences from the past but rather it is for relatively well-adjusted leaders to build their vision and move more strategically toward their future. Strengths-oriented, it focuses less on overcoming weaknesses and more on building skills and assets.
Online Counseling and Spiritual Formation Intensives offer the proven service our team provides at the Retreat Center, virtually. Your Counselor or Guide will utilize a variety of tools and techniques to create an experience that supports you in the comfort of your own environment. Through this virtual platform you will find a safe, private space for healing and renewal. Learn More