School of the Spirit retreats are held at the Starrette Farm Retreat House in Statesville, NC, a private homestead (est. 1888) spanning 50 acres of rolling woodland and walking trails. Affectionately called “The Farm,” this awesomely beautiful property is conveniently located just 5 minutes from the intersection of I-40 and I-77. Walking trails, a pond, labyrinth, special spots for resting, journaling, community gathering, and more await you — click the buttons below for more information.

The Farm is a “day apart” venue only; School of the Spirit participants are responsible for their own overnight accommodations. There are many hotels and other options in Statesville, just a few minutes' drive from the retreat house. 

Spiritual leadership emerges from our willingness to stay involved with our own soul — that place where God’s Spirit is at work stirring up our deepest questions and longings to draw us deeper into relationship with him.
— ruth haley barton