retreats

We believe that Jesus can set us free from the past and empower us to live impossibly great lives in the present and the future! Through times of worship, teaching and prayer, participants (as well as their sponsors) experience more of Jesus’ life-changing power at Transformation Weekend.

This retreat enables participants to experience the freedom and healing Jesus died to give us. The retreat consists of a series of short talks, such as the power of forgiveness; healing the broken-hearted; how our family heritage can spiritually work for us or against us; or how to replace ungodly beliefs and lies with Biblical truths. Each talk is followed by time for participant and sponsor to work together through responses to the talk and pray. The talks focus on areas of our lives where Satan attempts to gain a foothold and prevents us from living the fulfilling, free life that Jesus intends us to have.

Here is what some past participants got out of the retreat:

“As I forgave myself and released the responsibility for my parents’ divorce, I felt an overwhelming feeling of love and peace. I took that hurt child Jesus loved and loved her too. It was like my shattered heart was whole again. It was an amazing experience. I had no idea that so much of who I was and how I viewed life was through the eyes of that hurt five year old girl.”

“I have a new conviction and new certainty of his purpose for my life. It isn’t a life I will live out one day it is the life I live TODAY! This moment. Every moment! Every moment matters and has meaning and purpose and power in it because he has a plan for it so long as I remain surrendered to his will.”

WHO: Anybody who is a member of a Small Group or has done the Alpha Course.
WHEN: Fri, January 20, 6:00pm – Sat, January 21, 9:00pm
WHERE: Notre Dame Spirituality Center
30 Jeffreys Neck Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
Directions: Click Here
COST: $80 Sleeping over (single rooms available on first come, first served basis)
$45 Staying at home and commuting
REGISTER: Click Here
PAYMENT: You can pay at the Welcome Desk on Sundays or at the church office during the week. You may also send a check to Free Christian Church, Attn: Transformation Weekend, 31 Elm St, Andover MA 01810. Make the check payable to Free Christian Church and write Transformation Weekend on the memo line.

Each person coming on the retreat needs to come with a sponsor of the same sex, ideally someone they know and trust, who will guide them through their response to the talks.

A limited number of partial scholarships may be available; email Roselle Heckendorn, rheckendorn@freechristian.org if you need a scholarship.

For More Information

Roselle Heckendorn
Prayer and Outreach Minister
 978.475.9500 ext 105
 rheckendorn@freechristian.org