Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1
IN-PERSON & ONLINE via Zoom
Christ came to set us free; to make an 'abundant life' possible again. In Christ, people can be a new creation!
The reality, however, is that our lives and experiences often do not reflect this new creation very well. We find ourselves 'stuck' in old patterns of living and wishing for better. The 'baggage we carry' seems to keep us from experiencing the freedom Christ came to bring.
At the Set Free Retreat, you will learn about both the Devil's strategies (aimed to rob you of your God-given joy and fulfillment), and the weapons we can fight him with! Weapons like confession, deliverance, forgiveness and inner healing.
We'd love for you to join us!
Just a note regarding 'realistic expectations'.... , this retreat is not like a 'cruise' - a time of relaxation and rest. Rather, it is a time of intense teaching and practicing the things you learn. So, come prepared not to evaluate the teaching and merely increase your knowledge, but come willing to participate in pursuing the freedom that God has for us!
Not sure whether this retreat 'is for you'?
Read Joanne MacGregor's blogpost with
4 considerations and 4 great stories
Listen to several testimonies shared at Emmanuel Church (Middleton) during a worship service in November 2019
FRIDAY, September 30
7:10pm Welcome & Introductions
7:20pm Session ONE: Spiritual Warfare
8:00pm Session TWO: Destructive Habits, Attitudes and Actions
9:00pm End Day One
SATURDAY, October 1
10:10am Session THREE: Impure to Pure
11:20am Session FOUR: The Cross
1:15pm Session FIVE: From a Divided to a Single Heart
2:25pm Session SIX: Inner Healing
3:25pm Session SEVEN: Holy Spirit
3:55pm Worship & Holy Spirit Practicum
4:30pm End of Retreat
For those 'in-person':
$20 to 'reserve your seat' ($30/couple, max $40/family) to help cover the cost of the meal, snacks and materials
For those attending via zoom:
(materials will be emailed to you)
Please select 'Sponsor' on the form below if the cost would keep you from attending.
Registration can be done online (see form below). Please note, your registration will be finalized when payment has been received. You can pay with a cheque Please make the cheque out to Emmanuel Church with 'Set Free Retreat' in the memo line. Mail to Box 1559, Middleton, NS B0S 1P0.
Be sure to include 'Set Free Retreat' in the message!
Deadline for Registration
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Expectations and Preparation
Some people have powerful freeing experiences at retreats like this. For others it proves to be a weekend during which great initial steps toward greater freedom are taken. For still others it takes a few weeks before greater freedom is experienced. Since this retreat will be offered again, there will be opportunities to go through it repeatedly. Furthermore, the retreat booklet includes 30 days of devotional materials that will help you review all major teaching points. Finally, the churches involved in hosting this retreat host ongoing ministries to help you on your continuing journey with Jesus.
We encourage you to pray in preparation for the retreat. Ask God to use the retreat to bring greater freedom. Ask him to prepare your heart and mind. Ask Him to make you sensitive to His voice and leading.
Finally, for some this type of retreat may be a new experience, and the temptation might be to come and 'check it out'. Please, come to participate.
We look forward to seeing you there!