Prayer retreats are a powerful way to deepen our walk with the Lord. Whether retreats last for a few hours or a few days, the experience of being on retreat helps us to pull away from the daily stresses of life in order to focus our attention on listening for the leading of the Spirit. Prayer retreats not only deepen an individual’s relationship with the Lord, but also with other retreat participants. Because our congregation has witnessed the healing and transformative power of prayer retreats, we are devoted to participating in retreats throughout the year, through our three days of Prayer and Fasting a year for individual reflection in September, Advent and Good Friday, as well as two congregational retreats; one at the church on a Saturday and the other as an overnight at a retreat center where we can enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.
Pastor Janet is certified in leading spiritual groups through The Shalem Institute and has been leading retreats for over 25 years for our church and other congregations. She loves to use the arts to deepen our ability to communicate to God through music, writing, art and body movement. For the past five years, she has been leading a three day retreat for the Pneuma certification program for spiritual directors and soon will be offering more retreat experiences under the Pneuma program for all participants. For an updated list of retreats, please go to the Pnuema website at ….
Pastor Janet has led retreats on a variety of spiritual themes, including
- Listening for God’s Voice
- Letting Go
- Rediscovering Sabbath
- Choosing Love over Fear
- Healing Prayer
- Walking with Jesus through Holy Week