THe Lydia GrouPLlc
spiritual formation/retreat ministry
Starrette Farm Statesville, NC


Sowing Seeds of Transformation


2nd Friday Monthly

2014 Quiet Space.pdf

SHINE: Illuminate your Future

August 15th, 2014  SHINE Next Right Steps

A Series of Five Independent One-Day Retreats for Individuals Serious about Discerning Purpose, Stopping Procrastination and Devising a Plan for your Life

Click on the “SHINE” tab at the top of the Page

SCHOOL OF THE SPIRIT: The 6th cohort of School of the Spirit begins May of 2015.

Make your plans NOW. Limited to 20 clergy/leaders

Click here to learn more: SOS2015-2016Class 6.pdf

Serving as a busy pastor with a fervent desire to preach the Word and care for the hurting, will inevitably lead us to neglect deepening our own spiritual journeys unless we have a structure in place to keep us grounded in the experience of Christ. For our ongoing effectiveness as a pastor, it is precisely the continuous renewal of our own experience of Christ that is going to make us gentle, open, caring, peaceful followers of the Way.  Using St. Francis' words we are then able to, “preach the Gospel always and use words when necessary.” The School of the Spirit is designed to provide a flexible, organic structure for each participant to deepen their own spiritual journey. The focus of this structure is not on the latest fad about how to stay fit, new psychological coping skills or even theology but on centuries-old practices that will renew our encounter with Christ, grounded in the vitality of a committed community to hold each participant’s journey.  Don Carroll, Retreat Team Member


To view farm, space and amenities click on Starrette Farm Retreat tab at top of page, scroll down and click on “Amenities Flyer.”

Click here to Check the Farm Calendar for Availability 2014 Farm Calendar.pdf

For further details, contact Ann at

Spiritual Direction / Life & Leadership Coaching

For a working definition of "Spiritual Direction", please refer to the website of Davidson United Methodist Church.  

Spiritual Direction Questions or to set up an appointment, contact Ann at

For Life & Leadership Coaching please visit


In the spirit of Lydia (Acts 16) The Lydia Group, LLC is founded on prayer, work and hospitality. Our aim is to nurture transformation in Christ through the ancient spiritual practices. Our mission is to provide people and organizations a sacred place apart to tend their souls, stretch their minds, and free their spirits by providing spiritual growth workshops, retreats, and resources.


To offer nature’s welcoming gift of hospitality, healing, and growth toward wholeness.


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2014 Farm Calendar.pdf


The Lydia Group is a coalition of men and women that provide retreats and resources that inspire growth and change lives.  We invite you to see with new eyes, challenge your limitations, deepen your spiritual roots and live out your passion. The common desire for divine transformation unites the ecumenical network.




A Spiritual Formation and Retreat Ministry