REFRESH & RESTORE

A One Day Soul Care Retreat for Women
Reflection + Creativity + Renewal

Saturday, November 9th from 9-5pm  Sign up under workshops  HERE

A RETREAT:  Refresh and Restore is a retreat, not a conference.  There will be ample space for you to meet with God and invite Him to work in your hearts, minds, and souls. It will be a safe place for rest, growth, and listening. The environment will be enhanced by the presence of “divine equines”  at Five Horses Ranch. Although there will be no riding, there will be plenty of interaction with horses all day.

REFLECTIVE TIMES:  There will be time and space built in to allow everyone to reflect and unplug.  You are invited to bring your Bible, journal, sketch pad, etc. to have on hand as you “be still and know that He is God”
(Ps. 46:10)

WOMEN OVER 16:  Because of the reflective nature of this retreat, as well as the involvement with the horses, this retreat is for women 16 and older.

LIMITED SPACE:  Our vision is to set an intimate table together with Christian community and with God.  For that reason, space is limited.

BIBLICALLY BASED: The Refresh and Restore retreat is biblically based and rooted in the Christian faith. It will be gently led by Certified Spiritual Directors and an Equine Specialist, all followers of Jesus Christ.  Our foundational beliefs are set forth in the Apostles Creed.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION:  Is an ancient Christian art and ministry.  Spiritual Direction is a calling that includes specialized training in a 2 to 3 year program through accredited institutions and seminaries.  The training allows a Director to journey alongside others and help them see God’s activity in their lives.  Spiritual Directors are sometimes called “soul friends” or “co-discerners” or “personal trainers of the spiritual life.”  Click HERE for the biographies of the Spiritual Directors for this retreat.

You will leave with newfound tools for cultivating and maintaining your intimacy with Christ and practicing the presence of God in everyday life.

EQUINE SPECIALIST:  Shannon Birkelbach owns Five Horses Ranch and loves being able to offer the space and the horses for others to learn more about themselves and God.  She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has multiple specialized certifications in horse training and the therapeutic use and benefit of horses.  Many counselors and therapists utilize Shannon and her horses in their professional practice.

FOOD:  In addition to ample spiritual food, you will be treated to a continental type breakfast, a healthy boxed lunch, coffee, drinks and snacks for the day.  We will conclude our special time together with a relaxed time of wine and cheese.  Please let us know of special dietary restrictions.