J esus has to choose twelve disciples to pour his life into. What does he do? Spends the night in prayer. After a busy ministry schedule with the disciples, Jesus invites them to, “Come with me, by yourselves, to a quiet place and get some rest.” Jesus follows the Spirit’s prompting into the wilderness for forty days to prepare for the temptation. Luke tells us that, “Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.” (Luke 5:16, NLT) There was a pattern and rhythm to the life of Jesus. That rhythm prompts us to ask, “If Jesus had to set aside extended times of retreat to stay focused on the Father and listen to the Spirit, how can we not do the same?” Think of your yearly family vacation. Why do you take one? Vacations are a great way to reconnect with family, to recharge our relational, physical and many times emotional batteries. Retreats serve much of the same purpose in regard to our relationship with God. Retreats are also a powerful means to create space for: UpReach - engaging our heart through worship and prayer to love and be loved by God. InReach - engaging our head (mind) to reflect on and listen to important aspects of our inner life that are typically kept hidden away. OutReach - engaging our hands to live in a Christlike sacrificial way towards others as you return to the the normal flow of your life - realizing you are free to love because you are freely loved.
“Come with me,
to a quiet place
and get some rest.”
– Jesus, in Mark 6:31
Day & Weekend
We have a variety of retreats lasting a day (typically 7.5hrs) or a weekend (Friday night to Saturday/Sunday).
Create Space can customize a retreat experience for your leadership team, small group or a personal day retreat.