“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” - Matthew 11:28
St. John’s retreat ministry is an opportunity for various collections and generations of people to experience God’s gift of restoration through His Word, fun activities, and the people of God in life together. St. John’s offers four retreats throughout the calendar year. Our retreats seek to balance the time in study and worship as well as in recreation and activity. Each retreat gives ample opportunity for participants to benefit from applicable teaching and impactful connections made through the weekend. See below for a brief summary of each of the retreats and check our calendar and events page for more information as each approach.
Marriage is the Lord’s building block of the family from the beginning (Matt. 19:4-6), and St. John’s is committed to investing in marriages through the Couples’ Retreat Ministry. Each year, usually around Valentine’s Day, married couples are invited to a fine resort for a weekend of social events/fellowship with other couples, to escape the business of life and re-connect as a couple, and to learn and grow together in God’s word in a relaxed, relational, and real way. This retreat fits most budgets (grants are available to those in need) and is really fun. The Couples’ Retreat is led by a dedicated committee who loves to serve in this important retreat ministry. Join us and be blessed by God through His word and His people while exploring God’s creation, fine shops, and amazing restaurants. For more information contact Pastor Jeff Hesse at (262) 334-4901, ext. 319.
Ephesians 4:12 - “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ”
The 2022 St. John’s Men’s Retreat is all about how we have been equipped by God to not only serve Him, but to build up His people and grow His Kingdom. What if the journey God is leading isn’t best served by running every checklist of what to bring, but actually taking inventory of what God has already packed and prepared for you at this very moment? What if the project God has laid in front of you has all the right parts and tools, but are spread out among the people you live in community with everyday?
Equipped! This year's retreat is about that “journey” and that “project”, and even more so, the God who is faithful to prepare and lead you through it all. Join us May 20-22, 2022 in Camp Luther in Three Lakes, Wisconsin.
For more information contact Doug Raddemann (262) 334-4901, ext. 321.
St. John’s Women's Retreat is a weekend-getaway for all women (high school and up) in late September at The Green Lake Conference Center. This provides women the opportunity to get away for a time of fellowship together around God’s Word in speaker-led sessions, worship, and free-time activities. This is not just a weekend-long Bible Study, but a topic-led time for women to grow and connect together in Christ. It’s truly an experience you won’t find anywhere else! For more information, contact Rachel Morton at (262) 334-4901, ext. 327.