Leading: Retreats for Ministry Leaders
In addition to our SoulCARE cohort, WellSpring offers a variety of retreats to help professional and lay ministry leaders enliven their relationship with God.
We work with a consortium of churches and ministries in the Bay Area to provide settings and facilitators to lead retreats that are helpful to pastors, elder boards, staff, lay leadership teams and spouses. We help each leader develop their unique rhythm for living and leading out of an overflow of their life with God.
Each retreat offers input on a theme and leads participants into ways of engaging with God including directed silence and solitude, guided meditation on scripture, prayer and listening, artistic expression and journaling. We aim for deep impact that transforms the way leaders live and lead.
Advent Retreat for Ministry Leaders
Make Way for Christmas!
Whether you look forward to the Christmas Season or dread it, it’s coming!
What might it look like for you to make a new way to enter into this celebration of Christ’s birth?
600 years before the first Christmas, the prophet Isaiah cried out, “Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”
Join us as we explore together what preparing the way of the Lord looks like for each of us this season.
Ministry leaders as well as staff and volunteer teams are welcome. In the midst of the Advent and Christmas Season, when you are often responsible for making Christmas happen for everyone else, take time to prepare your own heart for what God has for you this season.
SoulCARE Alumni Retreats
The Enneagram as a Tool for Spiritual Transformation
First ever SoulCARE Overnight Alumni and Spouses Retreat at Mt. Hermon.
Wednesday January 16 and Thursday January 17 at Mt. Hermon Retreat Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains
We’ll explore “The Enneagram as a Tool for Our Own Spiritual Transformation”. Patti, Russ and the SoulCARE team will lead us in an exploration of the ways in which the Enneagram can deepen our knowledge of self and of God– and be a tool for genuine transformation and soul care. This retreat will be helpful to both Enneagram “newbies” and those familiar with it. The overnight format will give us more spaciousness in our schedule and the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful nature and retreat space at Mt. Hermon.
$210 Registration Fee for individuals, in a single room.
$185 per person Registration Fee if registering as a couple and sharing a room. Scholarships available. Please don’t let the cost keep you, or your spouse, from joining us!
Retreat begins Wednesday January 16 at 10am and concludes Thursday January 17 at 3pm
Lunch and dinner on Wednesday are included in the pricing as are breakfast and lunch on Thursday
Held at Mt. Hermon Retreat Center
37 Conference Drive, Mt. Hermon
Preparing for Christmas in Narnia: An afternoon retreat and an evening of celebration SoulCARE style, for Alumni & spouses.
Thursday November 8, afternoon/evening
Before you enter into the Advent and Christmas Season, when you are often responsible for making Christmas happen for everyone else, we want to help you prepare your own heart for what God has for YOU this season. We’ll be reigniting our “Baptized Imaginations” with the help of C.S. Lewis and Father Christmas from the Chronicles of Narnia. You won’t want to miss this one!
$100 Registration Fee. Scholarships available. Please don’t let the cost keep you, or your spouse, from joining us!
2:00pm – 6:00pm
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Appetizers and Christmas Feast
Held at New Community Church
1100 Middle Avenue in Menlo Park