February 20-23, 2020

Phoenix, Arizona


Join us for a weekend of Sharing Meetings, Breakout Sessions, Fun Times, Prayer, Praise, and Worship that focus on Jesus's grace over our addictions.


We have two goals for the retreat:

1)      Provide a positive spiritual experience for WELS members who are: (a) in recovery from a substance abuse disorder, pornography addiction, or a mental health disorder; (b) have a loved-one in recovery; or (c) struggle with any habitual sin.

2)      Equip attendees to develop and improve recovery ministries in their home churches.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
— Romans 12:12

Things to Note:

Pastor Track

Thursday through Saturday an experience designed for pastors and laypeople who want to equip themselves to better minister to their home church and community. Thursday night will contain a social and networking time. Friday morning and early afternoon will contain information breakout sessions specially designed to answer pastor’s questions and provide them with information and skills needed to work with families who are experiencing substance abuse.

Cost: $250 dollars and is inclusive of two night’s hostel-style lodging and meals for the first 35 attendees

Friday evening and Saturday morning will provide an immersive experience in which pastors and lay leaders will experience Christ-centered sharing groups. You will leave with a great breadth of understanding and with the tools to help families.

Lay person track

This experience begins on Friday night and continues through Sunday morning. During some of Phoenix’s nicest weather, we will relax, rejuvenate. Times of rest will be punctuated with prayer and petition, worship of our Almighty God, breakout sessions, and sharing groups. You will get closer to God and to the body of believers.

Cost is $250 dollars and is inclusive of two night’s hostel-style lodging and meals for the first 35 attendees.

The Whole Enchilada

Some people don’t want to miss any of the retreat. And the good news is that they don’t have to. Attending the whole retreat is open to pastors or lay people who want to experience both.

The cost is $375 and is inclusive of meals and lodging for the first 35 attendees.

Retreat Only

This option includes all 4 days with no accommodations.

The cost is $180 and includes meals for the 4 days for the first 35 attendees.

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  • Thursday night registration starting at 4pm

  • Retreat starts at 6pm on Thursday and goes through Sunday at noon

  • Please bring a snack to share