A Free Personal Retreat Booklet and an Intro to Personal Retreats

A personal spiritual retreat is a period of time set aside for more intentional focus on Jesus and his Word for your growth and refreshment.  It usually involves going to a quiet place so you can be undistracted by the usual demands of your day-to-day life. You can work through a certain theme (praise, guidance, joy, holiness, etc.) during the time or you can work through a particular passage. You can make the retreat as long or short as your schedule allows. Your retreat may include (but is not limited to) these different  elements: reflection, journaling, prayer, singing, reading the Bible, reading a devotional book or commentary, fasting, and silence.

At TEAMeffort, we utilize the practice of personal spiritual retreats in different ways. Most recently, we each had a personal retreat to prepare us as the Office Staff for the rigors of the upcoming summer of camps. We individually had a few hour personal retreat and then we gathered as a group and shared certain aspects of our individual time and prayed over each other. 

Maybe you already incorporate a practice like this as part of your spiritual disciplines, or, maybe this post has piqued your interest and it sounds like something you would benefit from. Over the next months we’ll be releasing a four booklets you can use to guide your own personal retreats. This first volume includes a booklet for adults and one for students and is focused on the theme of quietness and stillness.

We love providing resources to aid you and your students in walking closer with Jesus. We also hope our resources might take a little of the planning off your shoulders as you teach and disciple the students under your spiritual care.

This first volume recommends setting aside 1-hour for the student retreat and 2-hours for the adult retreat . The time is broken up into 30-minute intervals. Get your calendar out to schedule your retreat and click on the links below!

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