Courageous Love Retreat
Come and join other women learning to live and love courageously, September 25-26, 2020 at the Country Lake Retreat Center in Underwood, IN.
We were created by and for love. Don’t we all aspire to live and love courageously? And yet there are many barriers…
Too often we hide from all that God wants to do in and through us. We self-protect instead of opening ourselves up to His always good and sometimes fearsome plans. This human tendency is sometimes called “armoring up” in the face of vulnerability. In the story Hinds Feet on High Places, the heroine Much-Afraid often feels vulnerable, weak, and ugly. As she learns to follow her Chief Shepherd, Jesus, the parts of her she most despises are transformed degree by degree into the likeness of Christ. In the face of her own shame and fear, she trusts Jesus and comes out of hiding. In vulnerable trust she follows Jesus into rough terrain up the mountain. The step by step journey opens her up to a courageous love she never thought possible.
We are inviting you to join us as we spend some time considering what are the ugly and weak parts of us that Love might want to transform. A weekend designed to refresh and inspire you toward continuing your journey home, inspired by Hinds Feet on High Places.
1:00-2:00 Arriving and Settling In
2:30-4:00 The Call of Love- We are Created By and For Love
4:30-6:00 Teaching: Where It All Began: Armor Up
7:45-8:30 Small Group Discussion or Q/A
10:00-11:30 Teaching: Sorrow & Suffering/Vulnerability
1:00-2:00 Reflection and Free Time
2:00-3:15 Acceptance with Joy & the Journey Home
3:15-4:00 Worship and Closing Remarks
Sally has been under the training and leadership of CrossPoint Ministry for over ten years and has served on the team for the last six years. Along with coaching and teaching, she currently serves as the Program Director. Sally’s smile has been lighting up rooms since 1981 and her confidence is contagious. She has been working in various forms of church ministry for over 15 years. Sally is known to have “inside eyes:” the profound gift to be able to see through the layers of the soul and honor what is truest about the person in front of her. Along with her roles at CrossPoint, Sally is a busy mom to three vivacious daughters and avidly pursues making space for the ordinary.
Marta has encouraged and supported growth in individuals and organizations as a trainer, consultant and counselor for over three decades. While individual counseling has been a deep source of fulfillment in the past, leading workshops in organizations to ignite culture change is now a passion. Marta enjoys leading workshops and retreats focused on building teams, opening communication, trust-building and managing change. Her easy-going approach encourages openness and collaboration. She builds rapport and trust quickly, offering participants the opportunity for transparency, self-reflection and problem-solving in a safe setting. Marta is enjoying the “open nest” phase of life with her husband Rob of 34 years. Together they had the joy of raising two incredible kids and cheering them on into adulthood.