• Serving Those Who Serve in Ministry

    Shepherd’s Refuge is a non-denominational, non-profit ministry dedicated to serving the needs of Vocational/Bi-Vocational Christian Pastors, full-time Church staff in a leadership positions, full-time Christian ministry staff in a leadership position, and Missionaries.
  • Beautiful, Peaceful Location

    Located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, near Dahlonega, Shepherd’s Refuge provides an opportunity to those in ministry to renew their vision; find spiritual refreshment and healing; deepen marriage relationships; and regain physical strength.
  • Prevent Burn-Out

    The focus of our ministry is to provide our guests a relaxing environment, free from the demands of everyday life. The beneficiaries from a retreat at Shepherd’s Refuge extend to the congregation and community our guests serve.

Guest Benefits

benefits_pond_thumbnail.jpgGuests that stay at Shepherd’s Refuge find rest in a peaceful, quiet environment, where they can relax and shut out the “noise” of the fast paced culture they live in.

Without a set schedule and planned activities, our guests are able to focus their attention on renewing their vision, strengthening their marriage, getting spiritually refreshed, and spending uninterrupted time with God.

Difference between Upper Room and Selah Cabin?

The Upper Room is in the West Wing of the Lodge, a secluded bedroom with a queen sized bed (linen provided), with an adjacent private bathroom, which has an over-sized Jacuzzi tub, towels and hair dryer. The Upper Room has a reading/lounge area with two comfortable chairs, a small table with two chairs, CD-player, coffee/tea maker, some snacks are included, too. The public area includes the Great Room with a 22-foot vaulted ceiling and a over-sized fireplace, a loft with two recliners, a library with over 3800 titles to choose from. WiFi is available in the great room. The kitchen and dining area are shared with the hosts, and the guests can join them for any of the 3 meals at no cost.

The Selah Cabin is a 1100-sqf building located about 400 feet from the Lodge. It has 1 bedroom with a queen sized bed (linen provided), a separate bathroom (towels and hair dryer, soap, shampoo and conditioner are provided). The kitchen is furnished with all the necessary utensils, basic food items like salt, pepper, sugar, coffee and tea, as well as frozen quick meals for your first day (you can join the hosts in the Lodge for a lunch or a dinner with at least 6 hrs notice). The living room and dining room are furnished cabin style. No TV, phone or Internet are available in the Selah Cabin (WiFi is available in the great room at the Lodge). 

Trusted Organization

Shepherd's Refuge is ECFA Accredited


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Financially Support Our Ministry

Shepherd's Refuge - Selah Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit ministry recognized as a 501(c)3 organization. Your tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated.