Sabbatical Retreat Activities
The self-directed sabbatical activities require couples to spend 4-6 hours each day in activities that will strengthen both their personal and professional lives. Activities include but are not limited to: Alone time with God (talking and listening), Bible study, prayer walks, private praise, worship, and thanksgiving, praying and reading the Word, and writing to God. These activities should help couples by facilitating healing, restoration, and intimacy with God and with each other.
“After the apostles returned to Jesus, they told him everything they had done and taught. But so many people were coming and going that Jesus and the apostles did not even have a chance to eat. Then Jesus said, “Let’s go to a place where we can be alone and get some rest.” (Mark 6:30–31)
We are delighted that you are considering a 10-day sabbatical retreat from A Gift from God. Our mission is to provide compassionate care, exemplary service, and above all, to show brotherly love in the name of Jesus. Our selection process involves fervent prayer over each application received so please complete your application thoroughly.
“And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” (Habakkuk 2:2–3, ESV)
We kindly ask all residents to complete our online Daily e-Journal to document their continuing education activities. Because your activities maintain and/or improve your job skills, they should satisfy the IRS continuing education requirements and allow you to attend the sabbatical not only free of charge but also without a tax penalty. Please note, we are not accounting professionals and do not give tax advice so please verify this information with your accountant or CPA.
“And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up. That’s why whenever we can we should always be kind to everyone, and especially to our Christian brothers.” (Galatians 6:9–10, TLB)
At A Gift from God, we strive to provide an experience that is memorable, beneficial, and gratifying. To accomplish this, we need to your help. Please complete and submit this online evaluation form on the last day of your stay. It will give us valuable feedback and provide additional documentation for IRS purposes.