The Journey Retreat

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The Journey - Spiritual Renewal Retreat

The Journey is a program of Friends Congregational Church (UCC) in College Station, Texas. The Journey seeks to renew Christian discipleship among those who participate. The Journey is a three-day spiritual renewal retreat that takes a Biblical look at Christianity as a lifestyle. It is a short course of basic Christian principles and practices presented through a highly structured weekend of study, prayer, and fellowship. Like other spiritual renewal events in the Cursillo Tradition, The Journey brings the individual to an encounter with Christ as part of God's grace-filled community. The Journey is designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people, and through them, their families, congregations, and the world in which they live. The Journey is an effort toward the renewal of the church.


The Purpose Of The Journey

The purpose of The Journey is to help those who participate to grow in their relationship with God as revealed in Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and to strengthen their understanding and participation in their local church. The Journey aims to inspire, challenge, and equip local church members to be disciples of Jesus Christ who will bring new vision to their churches and who will return from the weekend with renewed commitment to offer the love of Christ to the world in which they live.


What Happens At The Journey?

The Journey is a 72-hour coeducational spiritual retreat experience for adults. The weekend begins on Thursday evening and ends on Sunday evening. At The Journey, participants spend three busy, but enjoyable, days at a retreat center or camp. Participants and the leadership team live and study together in singing, prayer, worship, and discussion. Discussions center around 12 talks given by laity and clergy on the basic principles and practices of the Christian faith. The talks present the theme of God's grace, how that grace comes alive within individuals and within the Christian community, and expresses itself in the world. Each day includes the celebration of Holy Communion as participants are invited to begin to understand more fully the presence of Christ within the greater Christian community.


Who Do I Contact For More Information?

For more information about The Journey or to ask questions about upcoming retreats, please Dinah Anderson or Cathy Hansen. You may also learn more about The Journey from those who have previously participated with a retreat; feel free to ask members of the community questions. Application for the next Journey.
If you would like to sign up for the Prayer Vigil, please check and see what times are available and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone the church to request your name be put down for the particular time you would like to be on the Prayer Vigil.

Please note that The Journey, in keeping with the faith commitments of Friends Congregational Church (UCC), is an "Open and Affirming" program. The Journey, like other "Open and Affirming" programs, is open to all people regardless of race, gender, nationality, ability, or sexual orientation.

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