about the perch
Our mission is to provide space and skills for soul care so you can engage God, others, and yourself in meaningful ways. Designed to be a resting place, we offer an environment to experience rest, renewal, reflection, and rejuvenation. We specialize in serving church leaders.
We believe in order to love and live well, we need to experience love, healing, and holistic health ourselves. Toward this end, we offer retreats, classes, workshops, groups, and resources to help you develop in these areas. You'll find that we're always adding to our calendar, so check back often to see our latest offerings. We are led by our director, Amy Jackson, and we're located in the heart of Aurora, Illinois. We hope you'll join us soon for an event!
Have an idea for a retreat or class we should offer? Or, want to partner with us? Please contact us below.
Unhurried: A 52-Week Meditative Bible Reading Guide
Slow down. Take a deep breath. What’s the hurry? Why wear yourself out? Just what are you after anyway? —Jeremiah 2:25
Unhurried shows you how to slowly, thoughtfully, and meditatively read the Bible. It invites you to kick off your shoes, settle into your favorite chair, and linger in God’s presence. There, you can hear God’s still, small voice and experience transformation in your heart, mind, and soul.
Over 52 weeks, you’ll discover a multitude of ways to sit with Scripture, enjoying God’s presence. Whether you're just beginning to read the Bible, or you've been reading it for years, these practices will help you cultivate an unhurried life from the inside out that allows you to hear from God each day.
Makes a great Christmas present for men and women!
Once a month we'll gather virtually for 60 minutes to practice 1-3 soul care practices focused on a single theme. Our January Soul Care Meetup will focus on creating sustainable rhythms of rest in our lives. Join us for reflection, discussion, and several ideas to build rest into your everyday life.
10-Day Snail Mail Challenge
Beginning February 1
Let's brighten the month of February with a FREE 10-Day Snail Mail Challenge. Commit to sending one card or letter each day for 10 days. You'll feel more connected, and your friends and family will love getting a card in the mail. Register now and you'll get 10 daily emails with ideas, plus 10% off on cards!
Personal Retreat at The Perch
Need to get away? You can now choose a day to take a personal retreat at The Perch. Choose from 4 different themes, and we'll provide several practices you can do during your time at The Perch. The best part: you'll have peace and quiet. The space is yours!
what we offer
Get away, breathe, and reflect. We provide spaces where you can rest a while, recharge, and then return to living your calling. We especially welcome church leaders. Book The Perch for a Personal Retreat here.
Church Leader Events
We love people who serve the church and want to support you with unique events. Learn a new skill, connect with other leaders, and rest a while in the company of others who get it.
Workshops and Classes
Invest in your growth by attending a class at The Perch. You'll experience a unique learning atmosphere where you'll learn skills to engage God, others, and yourself more deeply.
Use your gifts to bless others at an event from The Perch. If you're an artisan, speaker, spiritual director, or otherwise involved in soul care, we want to meet you! Contact us today.
Check out our blog and our store as well as our guided meditations for our latest resources to help you engage God, others, and yourself in meaningful ways. We want to see you thrive as you live your calling.
Create a custom retreat or training event for your group or staff team. Amy Jackson will work with you to create and lead the perfect event for your group. Contact Amy directly.