Growing: Time Outs and Retreats

WellSpring offers a variety of retreats to help enliven your relationship with God.

There are many helpful books written about the need for spiritual formation and the practices that encourage growth. Our purpose is to provide settings and facilitators to accompany you in the actual process. We are a laboratory not a text book.

We are committed to helping each person discover their unique and individual rhythms for growing in their relationship with Jesus.

And we help you to develop practices that make that abundant life sustainable in your everyday circumstances.

Each retreat offers input on a theme and leads you into ways of engaging with God including directed silence and solitude, guided meditation on scripture, prayer and listening, artistic expression, journaling and other practices to enliven your conversation.

Advent Retreats 2019

Are you running out of fuel?

Most of us—at some point on our spiritual journey—feel like we’re running out of fuel. Our original flame of love for God, or trust in God, or desire to serve God begins to flicker and threatens to go out entirely. How do we keep the flame alive?

In Jesus’ parable in Matt. 25, he warns us that this is to be expected in our lives with God and urges us to be wise, to be prepared by carrying extra oil for our lamps.

Throughout Scripture, oil is a widely understood symbol for the person and work of the Holy Spirit. What might this mean for us as we pay attention to our flickering flames? Or to the supply of oil needed to keep our lights burning?  How might we tap into the unending supply and power of the Holy Spirit in all the waiting places of our lives?

This mini retreat will offer time, space and resources for accessing that supply of oil so that we might “keep our lamps burning” during this Advent Season and beyond.

December 9 or 11. 9am-noon
Peninsula and East Bay locations