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



Welcome to The Lydia Group website, a spiritual formation & retreat ministry. We exist to accompany, equip and support you on your spiritual journey --- offering formational programs & retreats, spiritual direction, and resources in disciplined pursuit of wholeness.

Shine: Illuminate your Future

The ENERGY Retreat

Friday, October 24th, 2014

A One-Day Retreats for Individuals Serious about Discerning Purpose

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

The Enneagram

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Starrette Farm

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Messenger of the Sacred

Art & Group Spiritual Direction

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Chapel, Davidson United Methodist Church

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Almost Advent Retreat

A Retreat for Clergy and other Thirsty Water Givers

November 9-11, 2014

St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, Stoneville NC

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Welcoming Prayer: An Introduction

Saturday, November 15, 2014

St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Charlotte

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Registration opens October 6 at

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

Retreat House Rental

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

Quiet Space Days

2nd Friday Monthly

2014 Quiet Space.pdf

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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

For a Complete Listing of Offerings at the Starrette Farmhouse

Click Below

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.

Pursuing Wholeness through ...

a Spiritual Formation and Retreat Ministry