EAST SIDE RETREAT

ROOTED IN SCRIPTURE

How would we change if we heard Jesus speaking to us through prayer and the reading of God’s word every day? Take the time to slow down and listen by joining us for a one-day retreat centered on the reliability, nourishment, and sweetness of the Christian scriptures. With friends both new and old, we will experience the strength of God’s word through wise teaching, practical seminars, and the beauty of nature at The Sanctuary on Roosevelt Island. By the day’s end, we will have deepened our practice of Examine as a community by letting God examine our hearts and minds anew.

FEBRUARY 4, 2023

Rest and delight in Jesus

PAUSE

One day each week we pause from our labors so that we can delight in Jesus. We rest from our work and daily activities to remind ourselves that we are beloved children of God—not because of anything we have done, but purely through unmerited grace and immeasurable love.

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Reflect the joyful hospitality of Jesus

EAT

Eating with others allows us to enjoy what God has so graciously given us, the food we eat and the people around us, and elevates ordinary actions into an expression of Christ’s restorative kingdom.

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Spark rich, authentic spiritual conversations

ASK

We ask questions the way Jesus did, with a curious and compassionate posture. When we ask meaningful questions and listen attentively, we can be conduits of God’s grace and truth.

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Share in the mission of Jesus

COMMUNE

We commune with at least two other Christians, committing to a small community that shares the mission of Jesus. We open up honestly and offer accountability, creating a unique, missional community that’s bound together by the Holy Spirit.

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Listen and speak to Jesus

EXAMINE

We invite Jesus to Examine us daily through prayer and the reading of God’s word. God gives us the gifts of prayer and scripture, not as means to earn his favor but as avenues to grow in his love and grace.

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