Day retreats are a wonderful way to bind a group together in Christ.
These day retreats require 6-7 hours which includes two breaks and a
meal. Those planning a retreat are responsible for arranging for a
suitable location, A/V equipment, refreshments and a meal.


"Be Ye Transformed"

Using the movie “Regarding Henry” Participants discover how scriptures are
relevant to their daily lives by following the lives and relationships of the
characters in the movie.  The format consists of watching the movie with several
breaks to read and reflect on the elements of the story and the scriptural and
relational messages. The retreat concludes with personal meditation time at
several worship centers created by the group, followed by an opportunity to
share about the overall experience.


"A Faith Journey"

Using the Tom Conti movie “Saving Grace” participants explore their own
spiritual journey as they follow the journey of the movie’s characters. The retreat
consists of watching the movie in chunks and reflecting on the story with
relevant scriptures and personal experience. Small group sharing and individual
reflection time are included. The retreat concludes with personal meditation time
at several worship centers created by the group followed by an opportunity to
share about the overall experience.


"My Cup Runneth Over"

Using the symbol of the cup, this retreat opens with an exercise to identify how
our cups are overflowing right now and then in a meditation empty them to
prepare to receive the Spirit. The cup images explored are the empty cup, the
clean cup, the broken cup, the cup of compassion, the cup of joy, and the cup of
gratitude. The retreat ends with a blessing of each others cups. Each participant
receives a cup which they use throughout the retreat and take home with them.

Custom Retreats

Does your group have a particular theme they would like to explore? You can
have a custom retreat designed to meet your specific needs and interests.

Fees:

Retreats are $25 per person with a $150 minimum plus travel expense.


Scheduling:

If you would like to discuss having a retreat for your group please contact
Kathy Shockley by email:       
kathy@gentleword.com

                
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