Spiritual Formation Retreats 2018-2019
These retreats are designed to help you step away from your daily routine to reflect on and engage your own spiritual growth. There will be teaching times with practical applications, but we will also leave large periods of time for your own reflection and practice of the disciplines being taught in each specific week-end. The result will be different for everyone, but the goal is to open our hearts to what God would have for us.
Each retreat begins at 5:00 PM Friday and ends at 1:00 PM on Sunday. Lodging and meals will be provided by the camp. We ask that unless there is some emergency that those coming plan to stay on site for the entire retreat. Participants will be limited to 12 for each retreat, and Retreat #1 (or the October 2018 GBC Adult SS series on Identity) is highly recommended (but not required) for those who wish to attend Retreats #2, #3, and #4. The cost is $175 per retreat.
$75 (payable to GBC) will reserve your spot for the week-end with the balance being due the Monday prior to the specific retreat. Please contact the church office (info@ gbchope.com or (604) 869-5524) or send me a message here for more information or to register.
Take a little time away to reflect:
Retreat #1 - Identity: (NOTE: Coming again 2019)
All that we do flows out of who we are. The issue in the spiritual life is that we often live out of a false identity, one that is wrapped up in what we do for God, or in what others think of us. This week-end will help to identify that “false self” and teach some practices that can help you live out of who you really are “in Christ”.
Retreat #2 - Awareness: (Filling up quickly)
Life can get so busy and full that often we find ourselves running on auto-pilot, hurrying from one crisis to the next. We can miss what God is offering to us because we are moving too fast. This week-end will provide time and wisdom for how to practice living with a deeper awareness of God and His presence.
January 18-20, 2019 at Camp Squeah
Retreat #3 - Scripture:
The Bible can be a difficult text. We have been taught to read it for information, and there seems to be a disconnect in how that information actually impacts our life. This week-end will focus on reading the Bible for transformation by giving you some practical tools to help you engage Scripture, not just read it.
March 8-10, 2019 at Camp Squeah
Retreat #4 - Prayer:
“Teach us to pray.” That’s what the disciples asked Jesus. We all want to learn to pray, but also get frustrated when our best attempts at faithfulness in prayer fail, or when we seem to only be coming to God when we want something. This week-end explores prayer as an experience of the presence of God.
June 7-9, 2019 at Kawkawa Camp