Retreats

Virtual Retreat Round-up – September 2018

At the end of last month, we held our first Virtual Retreat! Thank you to everyone who took part, read the works, did the crafts, rejoiced in song, and prayed for guidance and understanding throughout the weekend and beyond.

For this retreat we focused on Psalm 46:

1 God is our shelter and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
2 So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken
and mountains fall into the ocean depths;
3 even if the seas roar and rage,
and the hills are shaken by the violence.
4 There is a river that brings joy to the city of God,
to the sacred house of the Most High.
5 God is in that city, and it will never be destroyed;
at early dawn he will come to its aid.
6 Nations are terrified, kingdoms are shaken;
God thunders, and the earth dissolves.

7 The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.
8 Come and see what the Lord has done.
See what amazing things he has done on earth.
9 He stops wars all over the world;
he breaks bows, destroys spears,
and sets shields on fire.
10 “Stop fighting,” he says, “and know that I am God,
supreme among the nations,
supreme over the world.”

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

I put together a series of structured Bible Studies, a playlist of music, colouring pages and crafts, and even a couple favourite recipes to give our participants a real taste of a Re:treat Ministries UK weekend. I received some lovely feedback from our attendees – thank you very much!

As this was our first virtual retreat, it was also an excellent learning opportunity. I could not have managed to put the retreat together without God’s help and am so thankful to have Him as a teacher and guide and I travel the path that he has laid out for me, even when the path takes me in new and different directions than those I had thought I would travel.

All of the resources from our retreat will available for a few more days on the Facebook Event page [link]. After we take them down, I will bundle them together as a Bible Study set that can be purchased from our website for a low cost to share with your own Bible Study group, woman’s group, family, or for your own study.

I can’t wait for our next virtual retreat! Keep your eyes on our Facebook page for announcements!