The Ark is located approximately five miles east of Berea, home of Berea College and a major arts and craft center for Kentucky and the Appalachian region. Situated along Interstate 75, Berea is 36 miles south of Lexington, about 120 miles south of Louisville and Cincinnati, Ohio, and 140 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee.
A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT of hospitality and companionship for persons desiring time apart to focus on their spiritual and daily life journey. GUIDED RETREATS incorporating periods of silence for prayer and reflection, journaling, and meditative use of the arts, as well as leadership resourcing and group discussion. QUIET DAYS and silent retreats for individuals and groups. SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE offering supportive listening and spiritual mentoring as a resource for personal growth.
The Ark retreat center is part of ARK MINISTRIES, INC., a non-profit organization supported by those who use its services, together with donors and friends. It also offers the ministry of spiritual direction and off-site retreat and seminar leadership for church, non-profit, and other groups. Both pledge contributions and special gifts, which are tax-deductible, are welcomed and appreciated.