36 hours could change your life...
About Discovery Weekends
Discovery Weekend is a 36 hour retreat weekend. Weekends for men and women are conducted at local retreat centers in Baton Rouge, LA and Birmingham, AL. 49 participants journey through the Weekend with a team of trained leadership. Discovery leadership experience a three month period of intense discipleship prior to the Weekend. During those months not only do team members growing in understanding but they also experience healing as God meets them at the point of their greatest needs and deepest hurts.
Amazing things can happen when we intentionally set aside time for God, and step away from our never ending lists of to dos, schedules, ball games, errands, meetings, Facebook and Twitter posts, places to go, etc. We are busy. Life is demanding and often our relationship with God gets lost in the shuffle. Our world has so many voices wanting and demanding our attention and it is easy for the one true voice of our Creator gets drowned out.
Our Lives are All Connected
During Discovery's 36 hours, participants will be inspired by six team member’s personal stories. Threads of our individual stories connect each of our lives together and that becomes incredibly clear during the Weekend. A former participant was asked recently if they were nervous about attending. His response was, "Absolutely!" He then shared how after just a short couple of hours that all changed. His nervousness was replaced with a sense of belonging as he realized he was not alone in his struggles. He was able to share with the men at his table like he had known them for years and not just a matter of hours! He admits that he is still rather astounded at the community that developed among the men at his table, and he is eternally grateful. He was a life that was changed. (Click on the link below to read what other men and women are saying.)
Personal Stories & Teachings
Personal stories from the Discovery team as well as several unique teachings are designed to allow participants the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God and understanding of themselves. The treadmill of life does not always offer us much time to digest our circumstances. Sometimes we are simply caught up in a survive mentality. But is that what we are called to do... just survive? Everyone can benefit from a Discovery Weekend experience whether you are searching, looking for healing from trauma and painful life experiences, or just have a desire to deepen your relationship with God. 36 hours could be a crossroad that changes your life!
Discovery focuses on the individual, and desires to be intentional about providing an atmosphere that will allow each participants to embrace the opportunity of devoting 36 hours to God. No matter what stage of life you're in, God meets you there. Whether you are going through a season of trials and hardships or you're in a "good place," you'll find that God uses 36 hours to remind you of your need for Him and how much He loves you. He embraces you right where you are, whether it be for healing, restoration, redemption, or encouragement.
God is for YOU!
It is our hope for you to leave knowing God is for you! To leave with a filled heart, knowing God never leaves or forsakes you, and that no matter what life gives you or has given you, we have a God that overcomes it all! John 16:33 says, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” At the end of a weekend your circumstances will be right there waiting for you. The conflicts you were trying to navigate will be right where you left them, and yes your to-do list will still be intact and waiting for your undivided attention. BUT the thing that can be different is YOU... spending 36 intentional hours with God can radically change your life!