What exactly is a GateWay GetAway? Four women meet at GateWay of Hope for a two-hour retreat. We have a special Gathering Place for our retreats, complete with comfortable seating, unscented candles, background music and an atmosphere of peace.
We focus on body, mind and spirit. During the “Body” section, we learn some breathing techniques for relaxation and some Bible verses about rest. One example is Matthew 11:29 from the Message Bible, “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.”
During the “Mind” section, we think about the lies we have believed and replace them with the truth. One exercise is to write the lies on a torn piece of paper and write the truths on a beautiful piece of stationary.
In the “Spirit” section, we read a Scripture several times and meditate on what God is saying to us through His words. We journal our thoughts and share with the group, if we want to. We might decide to keep our thoughts to ourselves and journal about them later. We leave in the same spirit of peace that we have shared.
GateWay GetAways are $35 per person or $140 per group. If you are interested, contact us at 913-393-GATE (4283) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.