It was a long fifteen years ago that I engaged in a 24hr retreat set up by YFC and led by Mike Yaconelli. It was a turning point moment that challenged my very being to the core. My commitment was to have a retreat like this every year.
The follow up to this is in Manchester 2011, where Mark Yaconelli led a retreat. It was similarly encouraging and challenging. With a much larger group of people it was less intimate but still had some powerful moments. The afternoon was a bit more “touchy feely” which is not my scene but that does not negate its impact.
The challenges and questions that I face are not for sharing here – too personal – but it was a day well spent, a day that encouraged the soul and a day that requires me to take some action.
Big thanks to the youthwork team for setting it up, much appreciated.