In yourself

to God's Word and Presence

to your flock or community ready to serve

Going Deeper Together

Is a ministry for leaders with rest, recovery, and recharge as the focus. There are two primary focuses of Going Deeper Together ministries...


These unique 4-day experiences involve no more than 8 men or women and include three different levels of training. Most are held at Subiaco Abbey in Central Arkansas or other similar venues in different parts of the country. At the present time participation in these intensives are by-invitation-only from a previous participant. For more information you can call Bob Ryan.

Small Groups

These unique groups of focused fellowship meet monthly.The purpose is for mutual encouragement in the practice of the perspectives and disciplines both taught and experienced at the intensive.

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free
human being with an independent will.

 Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

Going Deeper Leadership Training

In addition to the intensives, we offer seminars on various aspects of Leadership as well as Emotional & Relational Intelligence (ERI). Topics include understanding managing a wide range of emotions, communication, conflict management and the value of  understanding different perspectives on personality preferences  (MBTI, Enneagram etc.) for increasing effectiveness in our personal and professional relationships.

Gary J. Oliver, Th.M. Ph.D.

Dr. Oliver is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Psychology and Practical Theology and holds the Gary J. Oliver Endowed Chair of Marriage, Family & Relationships at John Brown University. He is also a Clinical Member & Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).  He also serves on the Executive Board of the American Association for Christian Counseling (AACC).  For 24 years he served as the Founding Executive Director of The Center for Healthy Relationships. His 5 earned degrees include an M. Div. from Talbot Seminary, a Th.M. from Fuller Seminary and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska— Lincoln.  


He has authored over 20 books and 350 professional and popular articles, has spoken and provided professional training both nationally and internationally, including speaking to over 1,000,000 men in live venues for Promise Keepers.


Gary teaches, trains and consults with church and parachurch ministries, community organizations, corporations, seminaries, Christian colleges and universities both nationally and internationally to strengthen relationships.

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