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TWO DAY MINI-RETREAT

DAY ONE (perhaps start on a Friday night with a nice meal)

7:00 – 7:30: Prayer for direction and guidance during the time you will spend together in the next two days.

7:30 – 8:30: Spend time reflecting on the goodness of God in your life. Look at scriptures that have been important; prophecies you have received (special words from God); talk about the provision of God you have experienced.

8:30 – 9:00: Reflect on the current situation (good or not so good). Talk about things you might like to do, places you would like to go, etc.

9:00 – 9:45: Dream time. While your mind and heart are full of thoughts of the past blessing, direction, and provision of God in your life, use your imagination and think big thoughts and dream big dreams.

DAY TWO

9:00 – 9:30: A nice breakfast/coffee time at home or go out

9:30 – 10:00: Prayer: thank God for time together, for discussions of the night before, for guidance for the time today.

10:00 – 11:30: Discuss where you are now and what you need to do to continue and complete the current responsibilities and activities you are involved in. Discuss what is important, what is maybe not as important.

11:30 - 12:30: Discuss what you can do to move forward in God and what you feel He is saying to you at this time. Is it time to do something for the first time? Is it time for something new? Is it time to recommit to your present course?

12:30 - 1:00: Begin to be specific in listing and discussing the things that you can and perhaps will do next.

1:00 – 2:00: Take a break, go for a walk, have a snack or light lunch

2:00 – 3:00: Review dreams and ideas discussed on Day Two. Begin to list the specific activities, projects and tasks that are taking shape in your thoughts.

3:00 – 4:30: Discuss and begin to make more detailed lists of projects, tasks, time schedules, etc. Make very specific assignments with deadlines for the projects or decisions you are committing to. Spell out how to begin, how to follow through. Take time to type up (put in computer) the notes you have taken and the steps of action you have decided on. Print out a copy to use in the coming days.

4:30 – 5:00: Prayer for wisdom and strength as you begin to implement the plans you have made.

5:00: Go out for a nice meal and celebrate together!!