A Debriefing Retreat for Global Workers
Please Note: Although we are respectful of the current restrictions on travel and large gatherings, at this time we are still moving forward with plans for in-person Interlude Debriefing Retreats. With the sudden shifts in life and ministry brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, we know that debriefing is needed now more than ever. In the case that we must cancel due to heightened restrictions, we will notify participants as soon as possible, and registrants will receive a full refund. Our prayers are with you as you deal with the uncertainties of these unprecedented times.
Participants coming in from overseas are asked to observe the current CDC guidelines regarding quarantine and COVID testing.
January 16–21, 2022 • Jacksonville, FL
at the Marywood Retreat & Conference Center
This retreat is for adult singles and couples. Join us for a five-day debriefing retreat designed especially for global servants engaged in cross-cultural ministry. Interlude is a time to reflect, process, and tell your story to experienced, trained debriefers as well as a small group of your peers.
Registration will close Monday, December 27, or when the retreat is full.
See below for more information.
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
January 16–21, 2022
Marywood Retreat and Conference Center • Jacksonville, FL
This is a residential retreat. These prices include five nights’ lodging and all meals during your stay.
In the event of a cancellation, there is a $100 nonrefundable administration fee per person.
*Cancellations within 2 weeks or less of the retreat will be charged 50% of the registration fee.*
Single, shared room: $925
Single, private room: $1,130
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