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Retreats

Reservoir of Grace

  • four main sessions

  • one personal Bible study devotional

  • two early morning devotional talks

  • optional:  one monologue

See monologue topics/characters. 

Monologues suggested for this retreat:

> Embrace the Fire

> Exposed: The Heart of Ms. Busy.

Reservoir of Grace was born out of my own personal experience of coming to know Christ through time spent in His Word.  A reservoir is created and maintained over time; it is a long-term vision that will outlast us.  Reservoirs not only provide beauty and entertainment, they also—and primarily—are built to supply the needs of the world.  Throughout the weekend the vision of a spiritual reservoir within is opened up in a panoramic vista.  Each session is loaded with Scripture and sprinkled with personal story and real-life application, ending with a time of prayer. 

The Gift of Grace:
A Journey Through Romans

  • four main sessions

  • two personal Bible study devotionals

  • optional:  one monologue

See monologue topics/characters. 

Monologues suggested for this retreat: 

> A Mother's Ponderings

> Touching His Garment
 

Modern (and by this I mean for the past 50-100 years) presentations of the Gospel have been based on a series of individual verses put together to form a package outline.  Unfortunately, this approach has taken verses out of context and we've essentially been taught that the salvation Christ came to offer is a ticket to heaven.  Because of this we've missed the real gift Jesus Christ came to give us.   By defining Bible words in easy-to-understand terms and using concrete  illustrations that bridge to eternal truths, this retreat walks through the book of Romans to lay before us the full scope of the Gospel, in all its breathtaking beauty, its awe-inspiring worship, and—best of all—its day-to-day relevance to our lives.  Each session ends with a time of prayer.

The Tripod of Grace:
Accessing Our Salvation

  • four main sessions

  • two personal Bible study devotionals

  • optional:  one monologue

See monologue topics/characters. 

Monologues suggested for this retreat:

> Let This Mind Be in You

> The Hem of His Garment
 

Christ has fully won our salvation for us and He has given us the means to fully access and grow in that salvation:  a tripod of grace.  The daily living out of our salvation, the whole of our Christian life and walk, rests on three avenues of access.  If one is missing, the tripod collapses; our growth is hampered and the extent of our salvation is not fully realized.  The three are dependent one upon the others, and they are inseparably intertwined.

A Pitcher Full of Hope

  • four main sessions

  • one personal Bible study devotional

  • optional:  one monologue

See monologue topics/characters.

Monologues suggested for this retreat:

> From Bitter to Blessed

> God Means It for Good
 

Regardless of our circumstances, we all need the refreshment that hope can give.  Like a cup of water to a parched soul, hope gives us strength to go on, to slog through difficulties and face the worst the world has to give yet not give up.  The biblical narrative is riddled with hope; in fact, without hope, our faith and our very existence is empty and meaningless.  Using the examples of those whose story is written in the Bible, the injunctions given in the New Testament, and personal experience, Rebecca has designed this retreat to pour out the hope she herself has been given by God and to lead others to the unshakeable Rock upon which our souls can be anchored during turbulent times.  Each session ends with a time of prayer. 

Grace In The Trenches:

Digging Deep into

the Nitty-Gritty of Life

  • four main sessions

  • two personal Bible study devotionals

  • optional:  one monologue

See monologue topics/characters.

Monologues suggested for this retreat:

> Exposed: The Heart of Ms.Busy

> The Hem His Garment

> From Bitter to Blessed

 

We know we're saved, but . . . Real life can get pretty muddy.  These sessions dig into four common areas of struggle.  If we're going to go deeper with God, we've got to deal with these heart realities in an honest way.  God's Word not only brings conviction, but also comfort, hope, and practical, timeless solutions.

Grace to Run the Race

Theme verse:  I Corinthians 9:24b:  

Run in such a way that you may win!

 

God's Word likens our journey through life to a race.  It's not a short sprint, but a lifelong marathon. Though we each have a slightly different course, the goal is the same.  We are not left on our own to figure out this race and simply do our best. Rather, God has given us grace gifts to enable us to run life's race to WIN! Come join Rebecca Small as she shares these gifts of grace that will both challenge and encourage you in your journey with Christ.

 

Session 1:  The Grace of Reward

Every race has a goal, a prize, a finish line.  Our spiritual race is no different. This grace gift of reward goes far above our wildest imaginations.  Our God is generous, bountiful, and extravagant!

 

Session 2:  The Grace of Action

A race requires energy and effort.  It's no walk down Easy Street. What does God require of us in this race?  Could it be that His requirements are not burdensome duties, but instead a gift of grace that inspires and fills us with purpose and partnership?  Absolutely!

 

Session 3:  The Grace of Coaching

Every good runner needs a coach—and we've been given the BEST!  What coaching style does He use? How do we get on His team? And once on, how do we receive His coaching?  Without this grace gift, we won't make it to the finish line!

 

Session 4:  The Grace of Encouragement

Ever been to a race to cheer on your favorite runner?  It helps spur them on, doesn't it?! Have you ever needed encouragement in your race through life?  God has given us an abundance of encouragement to shore up our flagging spirits.

The Spring Feasts of the Lord:

A Prophetic Picture of Christ's First Coming

  • four main sessions

  • a Passover Seder meal

  • family activities

  • singing


After God brought the people of Israel out of Egypt, He gave to Moses a blueprint for passing down their spiritual heritage through annual family traditions.  These Feasts of the Lord were much more than just the commemoration of national historic events.  They were prophetic pictures that would find their fulfillment in the Messiah, the Promised One God would send to deliver not only Israel, but also the entire world, from the dominion of Satan and sin.  Many of our hymns focus on the events of these feasts that were fulfilled in Christ.

The Fall Feasts of the Lord:

A Prophetic Picture of Christ's Second Coming

  • four main sessions

  • building a Sukkah

  • family activities

  • singing


After God brought the people of Israel out of Egypt, He gave to Moses seven annual Feasts of the Lord, religious family holidays for passing down their spiritual heritage.  Just as the spring feasts gave prophetic insights into the first coming of the Messiah, the fall feasts are filled with prophetic significance about the second coming of the Messiah.  Before He ascended up into heaven, Jesus promised that He would return.  The fall feasts give us clues and signs about Christ's second coming.

The Spring, Summer,

Fall, and Winter Constellations

  • four main sessions

  • constellation workbook activities

  • night-time constellation identification

  • two family devotionals

  • songs related to the stars

Many Christians have shied away from learning the constellations, and particularly the zodiac constellations, because of their association with astrology.  In doing so, we have forgotten the much more ancient biblical truth that God placed the stars in the sky for signs and seasons.  A study of the stars and of the ancient star charts is not only fascinating but also enlightening, leading us to worship the God who "made the stars also."  Woven throughout each session are many Scriptures that uncover the depth and breadth of the Gospel.