My husband, Jeff, has been in ministry for a long time and has worked with 1000's of people across the globe. He would say that he's heard that the biggest spiritual and personal breakthroughs happen when we pull away from our daily routine and the noise of the world so that we can hear more clearly from God. I'd LOVE for you to be able to join us on a retreat, but if that's not possible for you right now I'd highly recommend taking a day or 2 to pull away from your typical routine to get away with God for some extended one on one time with Him. BUT if you can come to a retreat there are so many benefits from it.
Beautiful scenic views. Outdoor adventures. Fresh air. Gourmet meals. Time and space dedicated to intentional reflection, prayer and rejuvenation. Community. Laughter and LOTS of fun. These are just some of the many reasons why my husband, Jeff, and I love leading retreats.
We all know blocking out time on our calendar for self-care and personal growth is important but too often we put ourselves and our spiritual growth on the back burner. If you have been longing to go deeper in your relationship with God and give yourself a truly unique experience, our faith-based fitness retreats are for you!
Here are 5 reasons why a retreat is a worthy investment:
1. Deeper Level of Growth
Attending a retreat can provide you with a deeper level of self-reflection and growth. They provide adequate space and downtime to allow for reflection that your daily lives can't give you. A retreat allows you to get away from your hectic schedule and creates an environment where distractions are removed and you can spend time intentionally slowing down. During our retreats, we have teaching sessions to help you know yourself and understand God better. Our international retreats also include a pilgrimage/hike where you have more time to process all that you learned during the retreat. Jeff and I feel it is the time spent walking that has a HUGE impact because all that we learned has time to go from head knowledge to our heart.
During our retreats, we love the intimate connection and friendships that are created. As we get to know each other better we share parts of our stories with each other. There is nothing more powerful than to hear someone's testimony of healing and redemption and as Christians it's so important for us to have strong connections with other Christ followers. One of my favorite parts of our retreats is our time spent around a table. Our dinners often last over 2 hours and as we share amazing food and wine we also laugh and sometimes cry.
3. Reflection and Prayer
During our retreats, there is time dedicated to reflection and prayer so you can fill your spiritual cup and return home refreshed and excited to pursue what God has revealed to you. I am sure you have heard the expression "you can't pour from an empty cup" but how many times do you actually take it to heart? At our retreats, you have space to sit with God and let Him pour His truth into your heart.
We must make time for ourselves, our personal growth and self-reflection in order to give the best version of ourselves to our family, friends and others. A retreat is a great way to provide this kind of space.
4. Healthy Lifestyle Changes.
During our retreats, you will learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes and be given tools and resources to make these changes for the long term. Our nutrition teachings are filled with the information you need so you can make educated food choices moving forward. Not only do we talk about the benefits of exercise and educate you on the most efficient way to exercise, we also do workouts (we show options for all fitness levels) and we take hikes surrounded by spectacular scenery. When you leave you will be equipped and excited to make your health a top priority.
5. Have Fun
Going on a retreat is an opportunity to have fun and experience the trip of a lifetime. We strive to host our retreats and pilgrimages in some of the most beautiful places on earth (Colorado, Austria, Greece, Portugal and Spain just to name a few!) We do deep inner work to draw ourselves closer into our relationship with Jesus but we also have a lot of fun together too!
We invite you to learn more about our upcoming Faithful Workouts Retreats and we hope to be able to experience one together soon!