What you can expect from the online retreats:
Online Christian Retreats via Zoom
Offering a space for you to explore, deepen faith and seek ‘life in all its fullness’…
I create retreats to open up a space of gentle and creative reflection, be affirmed in and deepen faith, to know Christ better and to seek sacred space in order to listen to the Holy Spirit and experience a living spirituality that consoles, challenges and inspires. I've found that various creative and prayerful approaches enable us to travel on in our faith journeys (for example, creative presentations, lively theological discussion, stillness, imaginative / contemplative / dream prayer, quiet reflective time, music, poetry, paintings etc).
Just to reassure you, in terms of technology, a key goal is to create a safe, relaxed atmosphere in which you can feel at ease, for example, I ask retreatants to respect confidentiality and as the host, I will never record a retreat. All you really need to know about zoom is to be able to click on the ‘unmute’ button, if you ever choose to speak.
The retreats usually last about 3 hours and include coffee breaks. You'll be encouraged to turn away from the screen during the prayer and quiet reflective times, so to avoid feeling tired through looking at a screen. Also, if you need to move around, stretch, get yourself a drink, hide your self-view and just listen without speaking, all that is fine - I want everyone to feel really relaxed and enjoy the retreats. Your home becomes the sacred space and I hope participants can feel at ease and not worry about background noise from their own home – it’s always lovely if a pet dog or cat makes an appearance!
If you have any questions, just email or call me. You'd be very welcome on any retreat!