What's it all about?
God loves us just the way we are, but He loves us too much to leave us that way.
Many of us have endured painful experiences, traumas or hurtful relationships in the past that - if left unresolved - can block us from being all that God intends for us to be in the present.
The Making Peace weekend retreat is a small group experience that is designed to identify and address foundational issues which must be resolved in order for us to grow in our relationship with Christ and with others.
What to Expect
The retreat provides a safe, confidential place to examine yourself, your relationship with God and your relationship with others. Biblical principles will be incorporated into teaching times, shared learning experiences and group discussion. These times help you break free from the burdens and bondage of the past and to discover the truth and freedom of who you are in Christ. Both men and women are invited. Sessions are held approximately every six weeks throughout the year and are limited to 14 spaces per retreat.
Who Should Attend?
Making Peace may be for you if...
Follow-up Small Group
An important aspect of Making Peace is the 12-week follow-up small group utilizing the workbook Making Peace With Your Past (part of the same series as Experiencing God and Mind of Christ). This gives opportunity to internalize lessons learned during the weekend and to encourage one another in the growth process. This group will be led by a facilitator, at no additional cost.
How Did it All Start?
In 1991 the first Making Peace weekend was held for pastors in North Carolina. The response and enthusiasm were great, and as a result, over 1500 more men and women have attended 150 such seminars since that time.
About the Seminar Leader
Jamie Norton, MEd, LICDC, is a widely recognized counselor and trainer with 30 years of experience in these fields. She served for two years on the NC Southern Baptist Convention Advisory Board as a consultant and has conducted many conferences for pastors and lay people. Jamie is Director of Circles of Grace Ministries, affiliated with Grace Church, where she provides counseling services.
For more information, to obtain a registration brochure and to register for a retreat, contact Pat Senkar at 440.243.4885 x112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making Peace 2013 Dates
November 29 - December 1