Ministry is demanding. Pastors, missionaries and lay helpers at times cherish a chance to get away and alone with God, to recover, recuperate, and regain God's direction.

Shadow Rest Ministries can help. We're non-denominational. We can serve as listeners or spiritual directors. We also offer spiritual formation and discipleship training for lay church members and leaders. We can serve as a marriage getaway.

A Spiritual Retreat in Southeast Missouri

We're at the edge of town, but we're in the country, by woods and a large open field where several deer like to run. Our retreat center is new, clean, has a family reunion atmosphere. The hardwood decor is perfect for small group worship or lounging, while we prepare a great meal in the professional kitchen a few steps away.

We have modern cabins and RV hookups, and we're only minutes from several motels, state park hiking trails and Mississippi River overlooks. The little chapel on the hill is available for meditation. It's also a symbol of what we're about. Our property has several convenient nooks and crannies, great for small group discussions.


Check our calendar to see where we can fit with your timetable. If an event is listed for just before you wish to come, please click to see if it is a multiple-day event that may spill into an unmarked day.

If someone is using part of the facility, it does not necessarily mean all the facility is reserved. We'd be glad for you to just call or email us to work out details. See retreat information and resources pages for more pictures.

Shadow Rest Ministries
232 Sierra Ridge Lane
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
573.803.9485 ask for Fred


Spiritual Retreat in Southeast Missouri
Southern Illinois - Western Kentucky area
Shadow Rest - Cape Girardeau, MO