Presented by Emmanuel Church
Christ came to set us free; to make it possible for us to be redeemed; to make an 'abundant life' possible again. In Christ, people can be a new creation!
The reality, however, is that our lives 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.
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 of 4 considerations and 4 great stories!
5:30pm Arrival and Registration
6:30pm Session ONE: Spiritual Warfare
7:40pm Session TWO: Destructive Habits, Attitudes and Actions
8:45am Session THREE: Impure to Pure
10:30am Session FOUR: The Cross
1:00pm Session FIVE: From a Divided to a Single Heart
2:30pm Session SIX: Inner Healing
5:45pm Session SEVEN: Holy Spirit
6:40pm Worship & Holy Spirit Practicum
$25 / registration
There are a limited number of registrations available (50)
Registration can be done online (see form below) or in person with Shauna Grimwood during office hours (9 am-5 pm Tuesday-Friday). Please note, your registration will be finalized when payment has been received. You can pay with cash, cheque (make cheque out to Emmanuel Church with 'Set Free Retreat' in the memo line) or e-transfer (firstname.lastname@example.org Password: emmanuel Be sure to include 'Set Free Retreat' in the message)
Deadline for Registration
Sunday, April 7
Please note: Due to the size of the group we will not be able to accommodate dietary restrictions but we invite you to bring you own meals along. If you tag your food with your name we will be glad to store it in refrigerators at the church.
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. We plan on hosting this retreat repeatedly, so there will be opportunity to take it again. Also, we are more than willing to meet with you one-on-one after the retreat. So, come prepared to enter a journey toward greater freedom.
Additionally, 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!