Church retreats are sacred times to unite people for fellowship, community, and worship. The location of a church retreat can make all the difference in helping people find the peace they seek.

What to Consider When Choosing a Spot for Your Next Church Retreat

That’s why it’s important to take your time choosing the perfect location for your church retreat. Here are a few things to consider as you embark on your search.

1. Physical location

Ideally, you want to host your church retreat somewhere convenient for participants but not surrounded by a lot of noise. Retreat attendees should feel like they are truly getting away from it all, even if they only go a few miles outside of town.

2. Church structure

You don’t need a physical church to hold a service, but it certainly does help. Finding a location that has a chapel on the premise can make it easier for retreat attendees to participate in service without straying too far from their comfort zone.

3. Natural space

Retreat attendees need space to reflect on their spiritual journey in solitude. Look for a retreat location with ample room for attendees to walk the grounds or sit in stillness, enjoying nature.

4. Food options

Food and fellowship go hand-in-hand. That’s why finding a retreat location with access to a full-service kitchen is so important. That way, retreat attendees can participate in preparing meals to enjoy together.

5. Helpful staff

Planning a retreat takes a lot of helping hands. Look for a location with friendly staff who can help you plan your retreat and take over many tasks during the retreat. This gives you more time to focus on being with attendees, listening to God, and relaxing. 

If you’re looking for a location for your next church retreat, look no further than Willowood Ranch. Our cozy retreat space is situated on 352 acres and features spacious guesthouses, a full-size commercial kitchen, and an 18th-century styled chapel for prayer and worship. 

Contact us to learn more.

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