This online retreat is now in session and registration is closed. Please hold our group of men and women in prayer.
Take a look at the questions buried in your heart.
Who am I? Why am I here? How can I find more meaning in my life? Are you holding these questions deep in your heart and not sure what to do with them? Are you wondering where God is in the middle of those questions?
Take the time to nurture them.
These are life-long questions that can be stressful to hold in your heart if you don't take the time and space to reflect on them. They require quiet time to hear the gentle voice of God. And they require reflection and sharing time to help you see things with a different perspective and connect with a merciful God.
Take a gentle journey within.
Start living into the answers to those questions by taking a journey within. The Journey Within online retreat is about discovering your authentic self and discovering God. We hope that through this journey, you can grow to appreciate all that you already are and be inspired to grow into all that you still can be, no matter your age or stage in life. Explore your images of God and reflect on what gets in the way of experiencing a more intimate and trusting relationship with God.
Come and see.
For four weeks you'll receive an email every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning with a thought-provoking reflection and a chance to share with an encouraging community. The retreat is self-paced. Each email will take about 20 minutes to read, reflect, and share. If you're wanting to grow closer to your authentic self, if you're looking for more meaning in your life, or if you're trying to grow closer to God and don't know how, you'll appreciate this retreat. Come. Take a gentle journey towards discovering your authentic self and discovering God within. That's the exact place where Christ's spirit is shining within you and trying to work through you. You may know that in your head. This retreat is about helping you experience that in your heart. Come and see.
How does an online retreat work?
You'll receive an email reflection every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. Each email will have a reflection and chance to share with others in a supportive and encouraging environment. The retreat is self-paced and lasts four weeks.
Do you have to be tech-savvy?
We've had participants of all ages and tech abilities and most have found it to be easy to participate. If you feel comfortable opening an email and clicking on a link, you'll feel comfortable with the online retreat. We're always available for immediate help.
I'm Busy. How much time will it take?
You can expect about 20 minutes per email. (You receive three emails a week.) The beauty of an online retreat is that you can reflect and share online whenever it's convenient for you: in your pajamas at 5 AM, on your phone during your lunch hour, or with your iPad while lying on the couch late at night. You can spread it out and reflect a little each day or save it all up for a special time on the weekend. It's all about convenience. It is self-paced and we keep it open for two weeks afterwards so you can catch up in case life gets busy.
Is the online retreat different than the day retreat?
Yes. The six-hour day retreats are on the same theme but they are presented differently. The big picture concepts will be the same but they will be explored in different ways and with different material. The beauty of an online retreat is that you're given four weeks to allow the concepts to build on one another and really take root and grow in a deeper way. The beauty of the day retreat is the opportunity to experience the concepts in a more experiential way - in your mind, body, and soul - through prayer, music, meditating with the scripture, and sharing. Both options are beautiful and unique in their own way. If you decide to register for both, you won't feel like you're experiencing the same retreat twice.