Abide Alumni Retreat

October 27-29, 2023

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28


Abide Retreats are three-day, two-night experiences to cultivate hearts that, every day, can connect with God as a present Father, Friend, and Helper. Through the meditative reading of Scripture, prayer, silence, and other spiritual exercises, we create a safe space for reflection in the company of others who share a similar journey of discipleship. These retreats are a time away for unplugging, refocusing on “abiding in the Vine,” and allowing Jesus to restore your soul.

Who It Is For

For alumni of any Abide program. Take your training deeper and connect with other alumni.

What To Expect

  • A small, relaxed event with no more than 20 participants.
  • A retreat pace with generous space for connecting with God in a beautiful setting.
  • Customized teachings to help care for your soul.
  • Honest conversations with others on a similar journey.
  • Delicious meals and comfortable accommodations.

Location & Accommodations

Set in Central Illinois, we will enjoy a peaceful, lakeside setting. Bunkhouse-style accommodations and meals are included in registration.

7525 N Heinz Ln
Edwards, IL 61528

Cost & Registration

The only cost is a suggested donation of $100 to help cover  lodging and meal expenses.

Alumni Retreat


Questions & Answers

When does the event start and end?

Check-in will be between 5:30-6:00PM on Friday, October 27. The retreat will conclude on Sunday, October 29 at 12:30PM.

Are meals and lodging included?

Yes. You’ll be in bunk house style accommodations, and all meals from dinner Friday through lunch on Sunday are included.

How many people will be attending this event?

We have limited the attendance to twenty participants.

Can I bring a friend or spouse?

This event is meant to supplement the Abide programs and, at this time, is available only to past participants.

I have another question.

Please email [email protected] for further questions.