Experience a pilgrimage into the depths of your own soul.
Travel with a cohort on a journey filled with beauty, adventure and intimacy. Explore a relationship with your Creator that is full of both wonder and wildness.
Discover what your soul has been longing for.
The Soul Care Institute is a two-year journey of a group of peers. Over the course of two years, students will "come away from the front lines" of their ministries, work, and family life in order to engage in true retreat that is designed to re-fill their souls. This will happen 6 times (approximately once every four months). Each retreat will be filled with wisdom from experienced teachers, time to recover the stillness the soul seeks, and encouragement from spiritual directors and peers.
Between retreats, students are given a reading list and engaging activities to help facilitate continued growth. We offer students the information and experience that leads to transformation. What we teach is not new. Great Christian leaders have been engaging in these practices for ages. Our students will learn to walk these ancient paths themselves, just as the great mothers and fathers of our faith have done.
Going Deeper as a leader
By the end of the two years, students will be prepared to care for their own souls, as well the souls of others. They will be the leaders in their communities who are not afraid to go deep, encouraging others to press further up and further in. They will have learned how to build below the water line in their own lives.
Upon completion of the full two-year experience (attendance at all 6 retreats, required reading and assigned papers), you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion in Soul Care from Potter’s Inn.
You will also be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion from the Lowell W. Berry Center for Lifelong Learning at Fuller Theological Seminary.
If you are considering a doctoral degree, you will have the opportunity to partner with Fuller Theological Seminary. Through the institute, you can earn 4-8 academic credits towards a DMIN degree. Additional course work and tuition fees for Fuller will be required.
Tuition & Fees
Upon acceptance, a $150 administrative fee is required to hold your spot. This fee is due once you receive your acceptance email.
The tuition for the Soul Care Institute is $7,200. The tuition includes meals and lodging (we are almost always able to provide individual rooms so you can have the space you need), materials and speakers for each retreat. The cost of books and travel are not included and the administrative fee is separate. The tuition can be payed in installments, due before each retreat, or in one chunk before Retreat One to receive a 5% discount. We offer two other discounts as well. If both spouses attend, one of them can receive a 10% discount. Also, if three or more people from the same ministry / organization apply and are accepted, they are eligible for a 10% discount. Only one discount per person - we will apply the greatest that you are eligible for.