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BSR Study Retreats


BSR Study Retreats

What is a BSR Study Retreat

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." ~ 2 Timothy 2:15 ~

Be Still Study Retreats are held annually (usually in the Spring and Fall) in two locations - Washington and Oregon. They predominantly run for a full weekend, and/or occasionally are 2 day/1 night retreats.

The BSR Study Retreats are retreats that offer intense study and fellowship. A Study Retreat is intended for individuals who seek extra time to invest in studying God's Word and sharing with others to enrich their spiritual journeys and experience Christian growth. The format for a study retreat moves between solitude, reflection, study, and group sharing of insights with other study retreat members. It is in the interaction between the individual study and group reflection and sharing experience that will enrich and deepen our understanding of the Scriptures and encourage our spiritual growth.

Elements of a Study Retreat

•Direction from a mentor or biblical teacher

•Study of a selected theme or Biblical topic

•Journaling/note taking/writing

Solitude/personal study time

•Group reflection and sharing

•Hiking/Walking/Nature appreciation

•Participation in group learning

•Meal conversations with retreat participants

Solo Study in Solitude

This retreat has been designed for individual study and reflection in silence. Cell phones are prohibited or must remain on silent. Please feel free to bring your ownstudy tools to assist you in your study times. Several concordances, Bible dictionaries and study resources will be available, but not enough for everyone to use at the same time. It is important to bring your own Bible, Strong's concordance, Vine's Dictionary of New Testament words, etc., along with other writing materials you deem useful. If you bring music, we encourage the use of personal CD headsets/IPODS for the consideration of the other retreat participants.

Group Reflection and Discussion

Scheduled group sharing times about what we study will prove invaluable for each retreat participant. Often it is only in discussion or even debate that we fully realize the meaning of something or its significance in our lives. Others may have a different insight that we lack. Group reflection, thinking and discussing will enhance our understanding and the transformation process.

Remember: We come to God's Word to be transformed, not to only amass information. The difference between Study and Devotion:

• In study a priority is placed on interpretation - what it means.

• In devotion the emphasis is on application - how I live out its' meaning.

The two go together - we seek to understand in order to discover life transforming truth.

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