The Way of Life Virtual University

Experiencing the Power of God
A Weekend Retreat that will change your life

Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 11, 2009
Burkesville Lodge for the Blind
Burkeville, VA
(Exactly one hour's drive from Richmond, VA)

Note: Last Year's Theme was "Experiencing the Presence of God"

Friday, April 9, 2010

Registration and Check In: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
Dinner Menu: To Be Determined

Opening Ceremony: 7:30 p.m.
Evening Prayers, Praise and Songs
Overview of Experiencing the Power of God Retreat
Guidelines for Effective Small Group Discussions
Opening Treasure Chest from Last Year's Retreat: Experiencing the Presence of God
Games and Fun Activities

Saturday, April 10, 2010

6:00 a.m. Experiencing the Power of God Through Nature for Early Risers
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Menu: To Be Determined

General Session 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Experience the Power of God Through Personal Revival


Small Group Discussions  8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Experiencing the Power of God Through Repentance
Experiencing the Power of God Through Humility
Experiencing the Power of God Through Honesty
Experiencing the Power of God Through Obedience
Break 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Small Group Discussions  10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Experiencing the Power of God Through Forgiveness
Experiencing the Power of God By Dealing with Offenses
Experiencing the Power of God Through Love

Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Menu: To Be Determined

Small Group Discussions  1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Experiencing the Power of God Through Grace
Experiencing the Power of God Through Holiness

Journaling and Quiet Time 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Experiencing the Power of God Through Journaling,
Experiencing the Power of God Through Quiet Time in Chapel

Group Activity 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Experiencing the Power of God Through Community
Participants will make a community banner to express reflections of the retreat.

Elegant Dinner 6:30 p.m. (Dress in Sunday Wear for this occasion).\
Menu: To Be Determined
7:30 p.m. "Cardboard Testimonies"
8:30 p.m. - Until: An evening of reflection, fun, fellowship and entertainment

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Nature Walk for Early Risers
6:30 a.m. -Continental Breakfast, bagels, pastry, coffee, juice, fruit
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Experiencing the Power of God Through Praise
Experiencing the Power of God Through Corporate Worship
9:15 a.m. Experiencing the Power of God Through Holy Communion (All ministers are invited to assist).

BRUNCH 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Menu: To Be Determined

Dismissal after brunch, but feel free to walk the grounds, go down to the river, sit in the gazebo, etc.
2:00 p.m. Leave premises

Registration Information

Registration Fee: $250 For Entire Weekend
Room: 2 nights
Meals: 5 (1 breakfast, 1 brunch, 1 lunch, 2 dinners)
Snacks during workshops and breaks
Workshop materials: Each participant will receive a 3-ring binder with all workshop handouts.

Special arrangements will be made for those who want to attend only on Saturday; however, you will not get the full benefit of the retreat. Also, for those who can, please try to stay for Sunday's Corporate Praise, Worship and Celebration.
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There is a limited number of private rooms with a private bathroom that will be assigned to early registrants. After the private rooms have been assigned, the next assignments will be made for the semi-private rooms and last assignments will be made for rooms with three people. For couples there are queen-sized beds. Room assignments will be made on a first-come, first serve basis. The room rate is per person; so the rate is the same for a private room as it is for a semi-private room. ACT NOW!

Payment Plan

After seeking God's guidance and if it is made clear to you that you should attend this retreat, kindly submit the following payments:
$100 deposit due by February 20, 2010


$125 final payment due by March 15, 2010

OR $250 in full


Add a $25 late fee if you register after March 15, 2010.

Cancellations are honored only for emergency purposes only up to March 15, 2010; however, you may get someone to replace you if you cannot attend the retreat.

Suggestions: If you need financial aid, please seek sponsors. The Way of Life is a non-profit religious organization with a tax exempt status. Therefore, all sponsors will get a tax credit. Unfortunately, those who received financial aid from The Way of Life in 2009 are not eligible to receive it again in 2010.

Special Notes

A mini-refrigerator is in each room. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks for personal use.

Bring your own towels and toiletries including soap. If you forget, those will be supplied for a minimal fee for weekend use. There are no telephone, televisions or clocks in the rooms. Feel free to bring alarm clock and your own quiet music for meditation in your room.

Two Spiritual Directors will be on the premises for one-on-one spiritual direction.
Two Pastoral Counselors will be on the premises for one-on-one counseling.
Ten Ministers will be available for consultation sessions.
Prayer Partners will be on the premises to pray with and for you at any time.
Special dietary needs are honored.
Bring your camera to capture retreat memories.

Contact Information

 Experiencing the Power of God 
 is sponsored by The Way of Life Spiritual Development Center

Rev. Margaret Minnicks
Founder and Director

P.O. Box 13373
Richmond, VA 2225

(804) 272-4992

REVMJM@aol.com

www.the-way-of-life.org

Suggestion

If this retreat is not for you at this time, consider sponsoring someone else or donating for this special occasion. Your donation will be tax-deductible.