Rest & Renew Retreat - June 7-8

The Rest and Renew Retreat! June 7 & 8 at Maple Park Church.

Maple Park is called into an exciting adventure of ministry to our community. Like the disciples, we have been called to GO with Jesus as His missionary people to reach the unreached with the good news of salvation through Jesus.

Living as a church on the GO exerts energy. This is a good thing! Just the other day I felt tired from working in the yard; and it felt good to accomplish something through hard work!  

However, when energy is exerted rest and renewal is needed. Jesus and the disciples experienced this in their ministry. As the Good Shepherd Jesus knew his disciples needed rest and renewal from time to time. So, Jesus would take his disciples on a hike up on mountain to spend time in a quiet place. Jesus said to his disciples,

Mark 6:31 (NIV)
“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

Jesus invites us to join Him in mission and then, as the demands of ministry and life make us weary, Jesus invites us into a quiet place.

Jesus understood what the disciples needed for effective ministry. Jesus understood what He needed in His humanity for effective ministry. As man, Jesus couldn’t keep going without rest. Certainly, the disciples couldn’t keep going without rest.

But how do we rest at the feet of Jesus? We want to answer this question for you at the rest and renew retreat. We want to show you how to rest at the feet of Jesus. Moreover, you will be given time to practice the disciplines of spending quiet time with Jesus.

Jesus invites you! He says,

Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

I pray you will answer Jesus’ invitation and join with him and your brothers and sister at Maple Park to find rest and renewal and then to regularly practice the rhythm of resting at his feet.

This congregation has a mission to accomplish! The only way to accomplish this mission is to start from a position of rest and renewal with Jesus.

SCHEDULE:

Maple Park Church – 17620 60th Ave. W. - Lynnwood, WA 98037

www.maplepark.church

Rest & Renew Retreat June 7th & 8th

All events in the fireside room at Maple Park Church

Friday 7 pm

“FULLY ALIVE!”

· Fully Alive! - Ken Davis Comedy with popcorn

· Fully Alive! Small group sharing – Ben Miller

· Rootbeer & Orange floats

Saturday 9 am - 4:30 pm

“Come to a quiet place…”

9am

· Welcome (Adam ) & Worship Team

· Devotion: Mary & Martha (Luke 9:38-42) – Mike Hays

· Personal Reflection

· Group Sharing of what was learned from the reflection time

10 min break

10:00 am

· Teaching on spiritual disciplines, “The Navigator’s Wheel”  Adam Jensen

· Praying through scriptures - Don Whitney

· Individual time praying through John 14:1-14

· Praying the Lord’s Prayer: “Luther’ Small Catechism” Ben Miller

12:00 pm Catered Lunch

12:45 pm Optional Prayer Walk

1:00 pm “Oratio, Meditatio & Tentatio” – Adam Jensen

1:30 – 3:30 pm Personal quite time. “Come to a quiet place.”

3:30 pm Sharing, singing, and Holy Communion.