A Retreat House in Indianapolis

Renewing the Contemplative Spirit

We are again offering overnight retreats as well as day retreats. We ask that all retreatants wear masks in the public space and social distance at meals.

A Place for Retreat

Fall Creek Abbey is an urban retreat house in Indianapolis thoughtfully designed

for those seeking to reconnect their hearts with the heart of God. We welcome those desiring personal retreat space for half day, full day or overnight retreats.

Spiritual Direction & Trainings

Spiritual direction is a ministry of listening for God’s presence and involvement in the life

of another. At Fall Creek Abbey we pursue 

this by offering spiritual direction for 

individuals and groups, training spiritual directors, and supporting spiritual directors

in their on-going supervision and development.

Books, Resources & Blog

Fall Creek Abbey is rooted in the Contemplative Christian tradition, which focuses on cultivating one’s love relationship with God and living out

the implications of that relationship in the world. We seek to create comfortable sacred space to engage with God and others through conversation, contemplative practice, and prayer.

Who We Are

Welcome to Fall Creek Abbey! We are Beth and David Booram, the primary stewards of the Abbey. Having grown up in Indianapolis, we possess a deep love for this city, its people and its gifts.


And with nearly 40 years in vocational ministry, we’ve experienced the joys and heartache of serving those seeking to live well the one precious life God has entrusted to them.

Books by the Boorams


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Beth and David Booram InterVarsity Press/2019

When Faith Becomes Sight addresses two central questions of Christian faith: "How can I recognize God's presence in my life?" and "How can I respond faithfully to God's involvement with me?" This book describes what to look for, what lens to look through, and how to look within to discover God’s overtures of love and Self-revelation.

Many people have dreams but don’t know whether their dreams are from God or for them to steward. In Starting Something New, you will discover the process of discerning and birthing a God-given dream, as you learn about the stories of fifteen dreams, including Fall Creek Abby, as they were realized.

Beth A. Booram InterVarsity Press/2015

Beth A. Booram & J. Brent Bill InterVarsity Press/2012

In Awaken Your Senses, Beth Booram and Brent Bill invite you to engage your right brain through sensory spiritual practices that position your heart for divine encounter. You will learn to pay attention in love to your surroundings and awaken to God’s presence within and all around.


When someone walks through the doors into Fall Creek Abbey, it’s not uncommon for them to pause and want to name what they’re feeling: the sensation of peace, quiet, welcome and simple beauty. Many who come are seeking a sanctuary where they will be undisturbed, yet lovingly supported; a place of rest and solitude, as well as rich conversation; a private setting where they can be anonymous and not responsible for anyone but themselves.