On the Threshold


“Looking back to move forward”

A retreat for global workers in significant life transitions.


Retreat Dates:

August 20-28, 2024
(See below for 2024 pricing.)


La Maison de Rafah
(Rapha House) 
Arcy-sur-Cure, France



Registration is now open for this retreat!
Please register by July 15.
Inquire Here


Upcoming "On The Threshold" Retreats:
January 12-20, 2025 
June 2025 (exact dates TBD)
La Maison de Rafah, Arcy-sur-Cure, France

 For more information contact Janet Kronbach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


“An important part of how people change… is through the process of telling their stories to an empathetic listener.” 

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


Why an 8-Day Retreat?

On The Threshold is designed to help you slow down, catch your breath and relax. You will have time to deeply reflect on how the Lord has brought you to your current place in life, and how to find meaning and purpose, as you look forward to your next steps. 

The flow of the program allows several days to look back, a mid-program pause on the threshold of the present, and several days focused on looking forward.

The retreat schedule is designed to provide a combination of restful tranquility, space for personal and group processing, enjoyment of natural beauty as well as delightful tastes of French table life.

What happens On the Threshold?

  • Look back: Together, we will pause to intentionally look back at life experiences, allowing God to heal and reframe places of hurt and highlight important milestones.
  • Process and share your journey: You will have time with trained debriefers who will listen and facilitate discoveries. Debriefing is not counseling nor coaching, but a time of reflecting on your life-in-ministry.
  • Engage: Small group activities are designed to help  process a look back. Doing so within a small group provides safe and relevant feedback and perspective.
  • Build a broader landscape of your story: Processing past joys and sorrows, in light of God’s leadership in life, leads toward a renewed following of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, toward a hope-filled future.
  • Look Ahead: After looking back, time is given to integrating your discoveries into the next steps of your life journey. 


Heres what others have said about their experience of rest and renewal at Rapha House:

“What a joy to see this place come together after all your hard work. You have co-created a gorgeous space for community, conversations of consequence, and rest. Thank you.”

“We arrived bedraggled and physically worn out… the restful quiet and spiritual conversations have restored our bodies and souls.” 

“You have created a welcoming home of profound beauty and hospitality, building peace and harmony into every nook and corner. Your welcoming home will bless each person that crosses your threshold for many years to come.

Retreat Cost and Fees

2024 Pricing, all inclusive 
(program & room and board)
Single (shared room): 925€
Single (private room): 1,325€
Couple: 1,850€

Registrations cancelled 2-weeks or more before the retreat will be reimbursed minus a 100€ administration fee per person.

For more information contact Janet Kronbach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On the Threshold Facilitators:

Read more about your facilitators by clicking on their names below.
David & Janet Kronbach
Terry & Lori Jackson