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In the Bible Jesus often taught using stories--parables--to engage his listeners.  Two thousand years later, Contemporary Christians still respond to the same approach. A successful retreat plan doesn't just educate, it engages the hearts and minds of the participants.
Ideas for Worship, Play, Community Building
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We all grew up singing the alphabet song. Even before we knew what the letters meant, it was fun to sing and clap along with Mom or Dad. And the whole time we were having fun, we were learning. A great retreat should abide by the same principle. The ultimate goal of a retreat is to nurture a closer relationship with God, which as our Thoughtful Christian retreat designs illustrate, can really be quite fun!

This essay offers wonderful and detailed ideas for designing retreats that offer the healthiest balance of worship, play, group activities, and solitary reflection. All of these elements are critical to a successful retreat.

Nancy Ferguson is a certified educator and former day camp director at Camp Hanover in Richmond, Virginia. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia where she concentrates on writing resources for camps and retreats. She is the author of eight books, including The Retreat Leader's Manual (with Kevin Witt) and Retreats for Renewal: Five Designs for Intergenerational Retreats.


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