You would be very welcome to join us for any of the retreat days scheduled for 2019. For more information about any of the retreats, to RSVP for a retreat, to enquire about costs or available accommodation, please contact us.
Unless specified, the retreats run for single Saturdays, from 9am until 3pm. One half day retreat is scheduled in April.
“We are a very busy, wordy and heady faith tradition. Yet we are desperate to find ways to open ourselves to who God truly is, in the end, beyond all of our human constructs and human agendas. With all of our emphasis on theology and Word, cognition and service (as important as these are), we are starved for mystery—to know this God as One who is truly Other and to experience reverence in His presence. We are starved for intimacy, to see and feel and know God in the very cells of our being. We are starved for rest, to know God beyond what we can do for Him.” Ruth Haley Barton
Is spiritual “rest” something more than just taking a day off on Sunday? Come along and enjoy a morning set aside to rest in God’s presence, and perhaps experience some new ways of reflecting on the Bible and connecting with God. This retreat will be centred around Jesus’ words in Matthew 11: 28-30.
“One of the greatest enemies of the Christian is religious complacency. Christianity has fallen to its present low estate from lack of spiritual desire. Among the many who profess the Christian faith, scarcely one in a thousand reveals any passionate thirst for God.” A.W Tozer
Does your soul truly thirst for God and your body long for Him like a dry and weary land where there is no water (Psalm 63:1)?
This retreat will offer a variety of spiritual formation exercises based on the Psalms, Isaiah 55 and Ezekiel 37, passages from the Bible specifically chosen to help us focus on our thirst for God
Has your prayer life as a Christian been an adventure or a struggle? A privilege or a burden? Do you feel guilty about how little time you actually spend praying? Do you find that prayer can sometimes be…a little bit boring?
During this retreat we will be exploring many different forms of prayer, as well as providing ample opportunities for you to try out some new ways to pray. Included will be conversational prayer, prayer walking, praying with Scripture, using prayers written by others, breath prayers, writing your own prayers, prayer journaling, prayer and music, Scripture memorisation and much more!
This isn’t just another book or conference where you learn about prayer… this is an amazing opportunity to JUST PRAY!
“Grant Lord, that I may know myself so that I may know thee.” Augustine
“Test me, O Lord, and try me. Examine my heart and mind; for your love is ever before me and I walk continually in your truth.” Psalm 26:2
Spiritual formation is all about being “formed” into the likeness of Jesus (Galatians 4:19, Romans 8:29) – the first step of this process is reaching a point of healthy self-awareness. There will be more input on this retreat (than our usual retreat days) as we share in a series of exercises designed to help you understand your God-given personality, as well as your unique way of relating to God and others.