Support Program Retreat
March 12-14, 2021
It was nice to be stretched and to spend a weekend set apart,
seeking the Lord's heart, specifically in the area of purity.
Jesus often withdrew to out-of-the-way places to pray.
Who is the retreat for?
The retreat is for anyone desiring to connect with God on a deeper level. The weekend is specifically set aside for current and past participants, their spouses, and leaders.
What will we be doing?
Our focus for the weekend will be hearing from God and connecting with each other. There will be times of worship, prayer, surrender, communion, and fellowship. We will spend intentional time in the scriptures individually and prayer communally. Our goal is to provide a unique time encountering God in which we will all be enriched, refreshed, and renewed.
Where will it be?
Aldersgate Retreat Center is located in Turner, Oregon. Beginning with dinner on Friday, all meals will be provided. You are welcome to bring snacks for yourself and to share.
Friday, March 12th
About the Surrender Service
Throughout our walk with the Lord, there are key times when He invites us to give up burdens that have been weighing us down. These can be old lies, negative identities, idols, unhealthy relationships, or many other things. A Surrender Service is an amazing time to do some house cleaning, either literally or symbolically.
At the service, each person has the opportunity to bring an item that represents one of those burdens. They will share about the item they are surrendering, the burden it represents, and how surrendering it will bring freedom in their life. Then their brothers and sisters come and pray for God’s movement in that act of surrender. There is amazing joy at obeying God in the loving presence of others.
Examples of items surrendered include mementos of unhealthy relationships, alcohol, items representing an old identity or way of living, and anything else representing a burden. Items will not be returned. Prayerfully consider how you will participate in this evening.
What do I bring?
How much does it cost?
$150/person for dorm style accommodations with 8-10 people total per cabin; nearby restroom
add $50/person for accessible accommodations for limited mobility; in-room bathroom with 6-8 people per room
add $50/person for private room with nearby restroom
Please contact us if you need a scholarship.
an environment to
hear from God and to
spiritually interact with
and encourage others
I felt God was
speaking to me
in many areas