Following Jesus and a life on mission requires pressing PAUSE on the regular routines that fill your life to create space for intentional spiritual and relational refueling and refocus.
Our RHYTHM RETREAT is planned to help us deepen our relationship with God by simply taking time to connect with Him without the common distractions of the demands of life. The purpose is also to cultivate our relationship with each other by making space for conversations, interactions and laughter. This gives us the opportunity to slow down enough to refuel, refocus and have lots of fun!!
What to expect?
Arriving some time after supper on Friday, we’ll kick off the weekend with an orientation and some fun activities together! Look forward to inspiring and interactive teaching sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Each session will include opportunity to worship and pray. You can sign up for a morning devotional huddle (separate devotionals for men and women). There will be lots of recreational time to relax, get outdoors (walk, snowshoe, ski or toboggan if weather permits), get into a game in the gym, play board games, etc.
After a great brunch on Sunday morning, our weekend will conclude with a final session including communion.
Kids of all ages are included! Specially designed sessions and activities are being planned for kids ages 2 years and up. Kids from 0-23 months will be under parents’ supervision. Special youth environments as well!
Special Guest Speaker and Worship Leaders:
Dan White Jr. – Pastor, Axiom Church (Syracuse , NY)
Dan co-leads Axiom Church, a developing network of missional communities in the urban neighborhoods of Syracuse, New York. After being a full-time pastor for fifteen years, his family along with four other families moved into the city to pioneer a discipleship-centered, mission-oriented, community-shaped, neighbourhood-rooted approach to being the church. Dan works as a consultant and missional coach with the V3 Movement, which trains, plants and seeds missional expressions throughout the country. He also co-founded the Praxis Gathering, an annual gathering of more than two hundred on-the-ground missional practitioners. Dan is the author of Subterranean: Why the Future of the Church is Rootedness and his writing has been featured in The Christian Post, The Missional Times, Next Generation Church Leader, Outreach Magazine, Jesus Creed, Church Leaders Magazine and the Huffington Post. He has also been featured as a speaker and presenter at the Sentralized Conference, Inhabit Conference and Missio Alliance Gathering.
Nathanael & Melody Belec – Musicians, songwriters (Montreal, QC)
Nathanael and Melody have been leading worship separately and together for years, including the last several years at Soar Montreal. Nathanael is the worship/music director at Trinity Church (Lasalle). Melody currently leads Le Reseau, a discipleship program within Institute Biblique du Quebec (Longueuil). Melody spent a year on staff with Westside before doing a four-year discipleship program in Amsterdam. She and Nathanael have passionate hearts for worship and discipleship in the context of Montreal.
Four students from Le Reseau will be leading our kids’ programming during the retreat.
- Adults = $125
- Youth (14-17 years) = $110
- Child (5-13 years) = $100
- Preschooler (2-4 years) = $45
- Infants 0-23 months = Free
- Adults = $110
- Youth (14-17 years) = $95
- Child (5-13 years) = $85
- Preschooler (2-4 years) = $30
- Infants 0-23 months = Free