We find it helpful to schedule a debriefing within a couple of days after your retreat is over. Gather together the team and your volunteer staff–anyone who may have had contact with or input from your guests or the retreat center staff. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss the overall experience of the participants and the retreat planning team. [Read more…]
We invite you to click the link below, which will take you to our Spiritual Retreat Planning Guide. The information provided in this guide will help you organize your thoughts, listing issues that need to be addressed and giving you a glimpse of “the big picture” as you piece together the puzzle of retreat planning. Keep in mind that not all the tasks in our guide will need to be tackled in the exact order that we list them—your particular situation and available resources will require that you determine those specifics individually.
Because Mt. Chestnut Nazarene Retreat Center is a venue dedicated to encouraging spiritual growth and supporting other Christian organizations in their ministry efforts, our Spiritual Retreat Planning Guide is designed to assist particularly those who are planning a retreat with a Christ-centered focus. We urge you not to overlook the importance of prayerful and humble preparation as you seek to offer a retreat that will draw your attendees into a deeper spiritual experience.