Penuel Ridge was created and is sustained by the generous resources of people like you. Your time, talent, and financial support is critical to supporting our mission of keeping the retreat fees modest to ensure all can experience our healing space.

Upcoming On-Site & Virtual Retreats 

Penuel Ridge sponsors themed retreats which focus on contemporary topics of the day.

2022 Offerings

8.24.2022 - Quenching a Deep Thirst...a Guided Silent Retreat (on-site) held on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10 am - 4 pm, Penuel Ridge offers a day to engage in the restorative practice of silence. An experienced Guide will lead you through time-honored techniques to transition from daily life into the deep quenching pool of inner quiet. Bring a journal, sack lunch, inquisitive mind, and a willingness to immerse yourself in quiet, stillness, and rest. Reserve your space below: 


Your Guide for August:

Dr. Jackie Halstead

This month's day of intentional silence is designed for anyone who would like to have a day of sabbath through the experience of Christian contemplative prayer. We live at such a frantic pace and need time to breathe. Dr. Jackie Halstead, author of “Leaning into God’s Embrace: A Guidebook for Contemplative Prayer,” will lead us in this day of contemplation.

Upcoming Guided Silent Retreat Days:

September 28th - Terry Price will be our guide for the day using the Labyrinth as a tool to enter into and deepen silence

October 26th - Rev. Heather Harris will be our guide using the practice of Breath Prayer to quiet the mind, deepen the breath, and ease into silence

November 23rd - Kathryn L. Mitchem will be our guide using the practice of Examen to connect self and the Divine through silent inquiry

December 28th - guide to be announced


Penuel Ridge and Rev. Edwin C. Sanders, II, Senior Servant at Metropolitan Interdenominational Church invite you to a day-long experience centered around Howard Thurman's great contribution to the 20th century. We will delve into the thought of this incredible minister, mystic, philosopher, and preacher-educator.


Together, we will gather in the idyllic setting of Penuel Ridge Retreat Center, a 135-acre natural setting designed to be quietly hospitable for the enhancement of personal reflection and spiritual renewal. Listen to excerpts from Howard Thurman's sermons and teachings, delivered in his own voice, participate in a small group interaction, and have ample time for reflection and rejuvenation.

A healthy lunch will be served. Please indicated any dietary restrictions when booking the reservation

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Location: Penuel Ridge Retreat Center – 1440 Sams Creek Rd Ashland City, TN 37015

Cost: $30 per person, a nutritious lunch and materials will be provided

To Register, please purchase the retreat below 


Penuel Ridge is supported by gifts from individuals, faith communities, grants, and modest retreat fees. Please contact us for our current needs or donate directly online.


Penuel Ridge is powered by volunteers! We need people to help as greeters, landscapers, maintenance, and communicators. We are recognized as a project site for Alternate Spring Break, community service for Middle Tennessee counties, and Service projects for groups and individuals. Please contact us for our current needs.

Americorps Volunteers

Americorps Volunteers

Americorps housed these volunteers during the 2010 Nashville floods

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

Students from Drexel cleared invasive bamboo and delivered to the Nashville Zoo as part of their Alternative Spring Break.

Landscaping Volunteers

Landscaping Volunteers

Local groups often hold work days at our center



Local groups often hold work days at our center

Labyrinth construction

Labyrinth construction

Volunteers from a local college built our 11 circuit labyrinth