How do I know if I should attend?
We believe that everyone can benefit from 36 intentional hours with God. Whether you are a seasoned Christ follower wanting to go deeper in your walk or someone searching for answers, Discovery is for you.
I've attended a similar "weekend" type retreat. Why should I attend Discovery Weekends?
While most retreat weekends share similarities, they also offer nuances that are unique. Discovery Weekends is no different. We offer a unique event designed to allow individuals to encounter the love of God. Can any of us say that we would not benefit from 36 hours focused on developing our relationship with God?
What can I expect?
You will experience the love of God in some very unique ways. We purpose to create an atmosphere where God’s presence, power and truth are experienced through a combination of worship, teaching, and personal stories from six of our team members. A variety of topics are covered, including your relationship with God, mentors, integrity and wholeness, family, church, your world, and how Christian brothers and sisters impact your life.
I can't afford the registration fee, but would like to attend. Can you help me?
At Discovery Weekends, we don’t want a lack of funds to keep you from attending an event. If you have a financial need, please submit a scholarship request (link located upper right under Questions & Comments). The information you supply will help us determine your need and allow us to make wise choices regarding the amount of scholarship funds we will be able to offer you. Typically, we are able to provide some form of scholarship assistance for an event. Please understand, however, that we are limited in the amount of scholarships we are able to offer and must be good stewards of the financial resources entrusted to us. Every effort will certainly be made to provide needed financial assistance or match you with a sponsor. All of the information contained on this application will be held in confidence. Someone will contact you after your application has been reviewed.
I'm nervous about being in groups with people I may not know.
You will be placed in groups of 7 or smaller depending on the number of registrants. It is very important to our entire team that we create an atmosphere of safety and confidentiality. Our team and participants have to know that our weekend is a safe place. It is only when you feel safe that you are free to open your heart, share your hurts, disappointments, fears and receive healing from God. Although you are with a group it is very much an individual experience.
Can I arrive late or leave early?
Unfortunately, missing any part of the Weekend greatly impacts the process. Our heart is to facilitate an experience that will help bring healing and freedom to your life. Therefore, we require that you attend the entire event.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring bedding (we provide a fitted sheet for a twin size bed), pillow, toiletries, your Bible, and a sweater or jacket. Our meeting room can be chilly. Comfortable, casual clothes are encouraged.
I have a strong faith and I'm an active Christ follower. Why should I attend?
Jesus frequently took time away to draw close to his Father. We can learn a lot from His example! The unique format of the Weekend allows seasoned Christ followers as well as those seeking God for the first time, to have a deep and impacting experience. We believe that everyone, regardless of your spiritual level, can always benefit from 36 intentionally focused hours with God.