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Director's Greeting

The Be Still Retreat is an annual event for Christian women and men seeking to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ. The Biblical purpose of a retreat is found in Psalm 46:10.

“"Be Still and Know that I am God.”

Some who attend a Be Still Retreat already have a relationship to Jesus Christ and desire more focused alone time with Him, others may be struggling. with their faith walk. We seek to provide the opportunities and biblical learning that point to Jesus and that lead to the transformation of your soul. Make time to meet with God through worship, prayer walks, personal Bible study & prayer, time for solitude and silence, meaningful conversations with other followers of Jesus who want to know Him more clearly, love Him more dearly and follow Him more nearly.

The spiritual growth of your life is never finished. It's only just begun. The Be Still Retreat is a place to slow down and grow. We like the idea. We even agree it's important. We want to do it, but it never seems to show up on our calendar. Farmers prepare to plant if they want a harvest. Soldiiers prepare for battle before facing their enemy. What do we do to equip ourselves for spiritual challenges ahead? Choose to make it a priority this year to dedicate some of your time to retrerat with the Lord in order to grow in your relationshjip with Christ. Invite a friend to join you for mutual support and encouragement.

Our 2017 retreat theme is:

" It Is Well With My Soul

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.

~Isaiah 43:2~

But many of us are afraid of spiritually deep waters...we are even scared to spend time alone, and time alone with God is even scarier! The Be Still Retreat helps those who attend become comfortable with solitude & silence, personal study time in God's Word and worship and prayer.

To be a more devoted disciple of Jesus Christ requires quieting our

hearts & focusing our minds. Bring your authentic self, capture extra time to bask in the water of God's Word, dig deeper into the well of Living Water, worship with others in Christ and take advantage of prayer and silence and solitude. Do the hard and intentional work of growing your spiritual depth. Jesus knew the importance of solitude, and serves as our example.

"And in the early morning, while it was still dark,

He arose and went out and departed to a lonely place,

and was praying there." ~ Mark 1:35

My best times with Jesus are when I am “alone with Him” and He helps me

see how spiritually fragile and deeply thirsty I really am. People of all ages are thirsty for real water, living water, yet they continue to drink sand; not because they want to, but because they don’t know the difference.

Will you "be still" together with me? Come to the Well, and through it all we can leave stronger than we came, challenged and comforted to say, "it is well with my soul!."

Dig well, live well, be well,

Beth Ladd

Be Still Retreat Director

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