Jun 5, 2023    Pastor Jackson Garrell

This message on Mark 1:35 explores the spiritual discipline of retreat.

Discussion Guide:

Ice Breaker: What is one thing that stood out to you from this message?

Q1: What normally comes to mind when you think of "retreat?" Why is that?

Q2: "Retreat is when you withdraw from expectations to draw near an experience with God." How does this reframe the way you think about retreat?

Q3: Why do you think the practice of retreat and solitude is so challenging for pastors and leaders? Furthermore, why do you think it's so important?

Q4: What should you be mindful of when looking for the location of your personal retreat?

Q5: We shared four tips to help make retreat more meaningful. Which of those stuck out to you? Why was that?

Next Step: Take yourself on a personal retreat this coming month. Be sure to pray, plan next to nothing, practice the presence, and prioritize a pen & paper for reflection.