Growing up I remember going to a nearby Bible Camp for fall church retreats where we built a closer community through great fellowship and intimate worship of our creator. Recently I've been on leadership teams that have gone to some wonderful "off-site" areas for retreats and vision casting/team-building.
Help out other churches by sharing your location in the comments below and include a brief summary of a place you'd recommend for a church or leadership team to hold a retreat (maybe share a web link to the space/place).
Here are a few places to get things rolling:
- CRCNA staff used Mater Dolorosa, a Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre, Calif. back in October 2019 (read Network article)
- Thrive staff used Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference in Muskegon, Mich. (May 2023)
- The Hermitage is a retreat community in southwest Michigan that specializes in personal silent retreats.
- The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds near Grand Haven, Mich. is a popular off-site area for retreats and conferences.
So has your church held an all-church or staff retreat recently? Where did you go?