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The Journey Home Retreat

St. Francis Springs Prayer Center

The Journey Home Retreat is a two-night retreat designed to deepen your connection with God, yourself, and others.

Prioritize a few days away and we’ll help you experience more of what you were designed for in Eden.


April 22-24, 2025

Plan to arrive Monday, April 22nd for registration between 3:00-4:00pm. Plan to stay until our hard stop at noon on Wednesday, April 24th.


St. Francis Springs Retreat Center is located in Stoneville, NC. The address is: 477 Grogan Rd, Stoneville, NC 27048


We offer both a single and double occupancy rate: $800/pp for single occupancy and $500/pp for double occupancy. Each person attending must fill out a registration form even if you are attending together. 

Your registration fee includes everything you need while on retreat:

  • A private room if you so desire
  • Meals and daily refreshments
  • Eden Curriculum
  • Teaching sessions
  • Guided practices

We’re all trying to get back to a home we’ve never been. The Journey Home Retreat will start you on a journey back to the relational habitat you were made for.

Your Retreat Facilitators:

Chuck Gschwend

Chuck Gschwend
Director of Spiritual Formation

A trial attorney, pastor, and trained spiritual director, Chuck is a seasoned retreat leader and is passionate about helping God’s people feel more at home in the love of God. Chuck is now an empty-nester living in Weatherford, Texas with his wife Lindy. They have three adult children.


Chuck has earned his JD, University of Arkansas School of Law; MABS Dallas Theological Seminary; Certificate in Spiritual Direction, LTI’s Selah program, affiliated with Gordon-Conwell Seminary.



The Journey Home Retreat is a safe place to lay aside your responsibilities at home and work to simply be souls before God. The reality for all of us is that even when we are in a healthy season, we long for more, relationally.

During The Journey Home Retreat you’ll experience:

  • Relationally safe environments conducive for souls (which are very shy) to open up to love
  • A reformation of your own emotional image of God
  • Resources that will deepen all your relationships
  • Guided practices to help you live more at home in the love of God
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The Journey Home Retreat: St. Francis Springs Prayer Center

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