Going on retreat, a practice modeled by Jesus himself (Mark 6:45–46), has long been a cornerstone of Christian faith formation. A retreat provides an intentional time apart to experience a new awareness of the presence of God. It encourages an unhurried pace conducive to rest and relaxation, which allows one to return to daily life renewed for the high call of discipleship. Retreats are great for youth, families, and adult groups, as well as for organizations and sessions.
A good retreat is well organized. This retreat planner guide from Menucha Conference Center near Portland, Oregon can be adapted for use at any retreat center. Work with center staff to make sure your retreat is as successful as you dream.