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Plan a One-Day Retreat for Your Small Group

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This downloadable resource has been designed to accomplish two things: 1) to help followers of God understand why rest is so important in our helter-skelter society, and 2) to outline how small groups of people can get a taste of that rest through a one-day retreat.

All of the content in this resource has been produced by Brenda Jank, who is a passionate advocate for Christians understanding and experiencing rhythms of rest. Brenda is a Director of Christian Education who coordinates personal retreat ministries at Camp Lutherhaven in Albion, Indiana.

Note: All of the content in this download has been contributed by Brenda Jank.

Total number of pages - 31

You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this downloadable resource within your local church or educational institution.

Why Retreat?

A Letter to Small-Group Leaders
Be open to Jesus' invitation of rest.

Alone with the One Who Knows Your name
A spiritual retreat can quiet your soul and renew your faith.

During the Retreat

Getting Started
Leading a small-group retreat requires three things: a plan, a place, and an understanding of your group's priorities.

Room to Breathe
A pre-retreat Bible study for small groups

Before You Begin
Use these tips to make sure everything is ready to go on the day of the retreat.

Opening Devotion
Help your group focus on the main point and purpose of this retreat.

Participant's Guide
Use this guide as a map and launching pad during your individual time of silence and solitude.

Psalm 63
A reflective Bible study for small groups

Closing Devotion
Conclude your time of retreat with a final thought from God's Word.


Further Exploration
Websites and books to help you plan and execute a group retreat

Topics:Abiding, Creativity, Rest, Spiritual formation, Time management
References:Psalm 23:1-3, Psalm 65:1-8, Matthew 11:28, Mark 6:30-33
Date Added:December 07, 2009

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