P-1-A Spiritual Retreat

A Spiritual Retreat

The essence of every Purpose Bound experience is that of a spiritual retreat designed to accelerate your growth as a Christian. With the beautiful Caribbean as the backdrop for your spiritual journey, we combine many elements to create the ultimate retreat experience. Our ultimate goal is that your trip be a life-changing experience, and that you return home spiritually refreshed and with greater insight, along with a renewed commitment to love and serve your fellow man.

Personal reflection is of course an important part of any spiritual retreat, and it's hard to imagine a more conducive setting for this than in the tropical islands of the Caribbean. In this place of tranquil beauty where land, sky and ocean meet, God's creation beckons one's heart, soul and mind to connect with Him for rejuvenation, inspiration and transformation. Face it, with the routine of day-to-day living and all of its distractions, it can sometimes be very difficult to find time to focus on God for the extended periods of time needed for the deeper spiritual growth we so long for. A Purpose Bound experience provides both the time and the environment needed for introspection and growth that is missing in our daily lives.

Meaningful study and group discussion time is another important element of your spiritual retreat. Because purpose and role provide the framework for your life, we will spend daily time helping you discover or re-discover your life purpose--why God created you and what He wants you to be doing with your time while on this earth. Through personal guidance and self-assessment, you will find that God has gifted you with a unique "S.H.A.P.E." for serving in a particular way that, in conjunction with other members of the body, collectively allows us to make a difference in the world (see I Cor 12). At the end of your journey, we believe you will have a renewed sense of significance and direction. You'll also gain a better understanding of other important Biblical topics, with the opportunity to ask those questions you've always wanted to ask.

There are many other elements of your experience that are designed with your growth as a Christian in mind. Our comprehensive and balanced approach addresses the spiritual, the emotional, the physical, and the relational, as participants learn, serve, experience, connect and grow. You'll have the opportunity to engage in a variety of hands-on missions projects, as we venture into the the heart of island poverty to serve real human needs and impact lives. You'll establish relationships with local churches and community leaders for future visits, and have opportunities to directly engage with a diverse mix of local island inhabitants. We spend significant time onshore, so that you can personally experience the colorful local culture, the interesting history and the diverse landscape of the many islands we visit. Enjoy the wonder of creation through snorkeling and hiking. Feel the exhilaration of sailing and windsurfing. Be awestruck as you gaze at an endless canopy of stars at waters edge. Your journey will leave you spiritually refreshed and with a sense of renewal, allowing you to re-enter your daily life with a new perspective and vigor for loving and serving.

In the end, it's all about transformation, and a Purpose Bound experience provides the ideal getaway for that. If you are longing to grow deeper as a Christian, choose a journey now.

"So he [Jesus] said to them, 'Let us go off by ourselves to some place where we will be alone and you can rest for a while.'" Mark 6:31b (GNB)

"Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him." Colossians 3:10 (NLT)

"Each of you has been blessed with one of God's many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well." 1 Peter 4:10 (CEV)