A SPIRITUAL RETREAT WEEKEND AT TTC
WHAT IS A SPIRITUAL RETREAT?
Once when the crowds were pressing in hard on Jesus and his disciples, to the extent that they did not even have a chance to eat, Jesus said to his disciples, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mk 6:31). Jesus knew the restorative value of a retreat.
A spiritual retreat is an opportunity to break away from our usual routine to dedicate time and space to deepen our communion with God. As spiritual theologian Gordon Smith suggests, a spiritual retreat especially “enables us to make spiritual and emotional space for an intentional encounter with Christ, through which we awaken the presence of the Spirit in our lives” (Smith 2003, 5). It is to be a spacious place where we once again hear God affirming us as his beloved children. God’s restorative affirmation frees us to be ourselves and so helps us to do the deep soul soundings necessary to be in touch with the deep desires of God and our life in God. A spiritual retreat can usher us into deeper communion with our Triune God to enable us to live from that sacred communion—with God and for the world.
Fri–Sat 5–6 May 2023, or
Fri–Sat 3–4 Nov 2023
Trinity Theological College
490 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Rev Dr Simon Chan and Rev Dr Jimmy Tan
S$200 (inclusive of 8% GST)
NOTE: This fee includes your accommodation and all meals
Your accommodation will be a single room with shared bathroom facilities
The Spiritual Retreat for Lay Leaders is a two-day semi-silent, stay-in retreat that involves community living. It includes group and individual prayer times as well as the option for one-with-one spiritual direction with one of the retreat directors. You are encouraged to participate fully in the retreat to benefit from it.
How to sign up:
Sign up online via this link www.ttc.edu.sg/english/SRLL2023
Registration closes on Fri 21 Apr or when the capacity of 12 participants is reached
For enquiries, please email [email protected]