A Debriefing Retreat for Global Workers

Our Next Retreat:

July 29–August 3, 2024 • Barrington, IL
at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House

Registration is now open for this retreat!
Please register by July 8.

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Upcoming Retreats:

September 29–October 4, 2024 • Haverford, PA
at the St. Raphaela Center

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See below for 2024 pricing.

When a person tells his story and is truly heard and understood, he undergoes actual changes in his brain circuitry that corresponds to a greater sense of emotional and relational connection, decreased anxiety, and greater awareness of and compassion for others’ suffering.

—Curt Thompson, M.D., Anatomy of the Soul

What will you do at this retreat?

  • Reflect on relevant life questions in a safe environment
  • Share and process your story with experienced, trained debriefers
  • Participate in debriefing activities with a small group of peers
  • Integrate past challenges and successes into your life story
  • Begin to look toward the next step of your journey

In the mornings, you will participate in a brief devotion related to topics such as Jesus as the master debriefer, surrender and forgiveness, grief and loss, and change. These will be followed by individual and small group activities designed to facilitate the telling of your story.

In the afternoons there will be opportunity for individuals and couples to tell their story to Barnabas staff members who are trained and experienced in helping you process and integrate your ministry story.


Here’s what recent participants had to say about the Interlude debriefing retreat:

“Interlude was such a restful, restorative week for my husband and me to not only reconnect away from ministry, but to really unpack and process our time on the mission field. Grace broke some new ground in our hearts this week and poured new life into parts that were tired and even dead. The path forward seems so much more hopeful, more clear and more possible! Highly, highly recommend!”

“I came to Interlude dry, weary, fearful of opening my heart, and skeptical that good could come from this retreat. Five days later, I leave renewed and restored, rested, confident in Jesus’ love for me, hopeful and unafraid for whatever He brings into my path as I leave this holy place. Thanks, Barnabas!”

“I didn’t want to come to Interlude, but I am so glad that I did. God used this retreat to do amazing things in me. Thank you Barnabas for putting it on.”

“This week was just what I needed, at just the right time. It was such a blessing to feel so known and understood and cared for. Everything from the beauty of nature surrounding us, to the variety of ways I was able to express my story, were blessings to my soul. I’m so thankful to have had this time before heading back to my place of service.”

Cost and Fees

2024 Pricing

for all US-based retreats
Single (shared room): $1,075
Single (private room): $1,325
Couple: $2,000

Registrations cancelled 2 weeks or more before the retreat will be reimbursed minus a $100 administration fee per person.
Refunds for cancellations less than 2 weeks before the event will be dependent on the venue’s policies.
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Interlude Facilitators

Barrington, IL, Interlude; July 29–August 3, 2024

 We are currently assembling the facilitation team for this retreat. Please pray as we make plans and preparations!