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Tips on Planning a Successful Christian Group Retreat
A Christian retreat can be defined as a moment that an individual takes away from the daily activities to spend time close to the Almighty God. There are so many Christian communities in the whole world who plan for retreats from time to time. The members expect the planner to have everything in place before the day. Determine whether it is a one-day event, or it will cover many days.
As you plan your Christian group retreat; you need to consider some factors. You should begin by thinking about the group’s profile. Determine whether the majority are married people or they are single. Find out also about the age group. When you know the kind of people you are dealing with you will be able to tell what is likely to be their interests. Planning will be made easy once you understand the people as you will know what to include in the activities.
Good planning must include the venue for the retreat. Choosing the venue will be guided by what will be taking place at the retreat. You need to know whether there are speakers involved or the members will conduct private sessions. that will help you to know whether you need a venue with a lecture hall or one with several small rooms. In order to plan well you have to know whether the group will be spending the night at the venue or they will be going home. If the group will be spending, you will need to think of accommodation as well as food.
In order to have successful planning you have to think about time. You must know how long the retreat will take. Some groups may need to have just one day while others may need several days. The timing will be in accordance with the group in question. It is important for every member to know the assembly time, the departure time and the time to be back. If the event is taking place away from their usual meeting place, you have to plan for transportation.
At the same time you need to determine the objectives of the retreat. Some retreats are geared towards emotional healing. What the group wants to achieve will determine how the set up will be. The plan should be based on the need of the group or the main focus and the reason for the retreat. There are times it may be necessary to equip the team with certain knowledge and understanding on how to handle certain matters. Sometimes the group may need to just play together and bond and relax at the same time. For successful planning it is important to understand the group and their needs as well.
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