Retreat 2: Embrace The Mystery


“Contemplative prayer in my opinion is nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us.” – St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

There is so much to learn from those that have gone before us.

Christians through the ages have experienced connection with God through contemplative spiritual practices. At this retreat we'll be introduced to these types of practices and have the opportunity to explore them ourselves.  We will learn and experience how they can help us on our own spiritual journeys with Jesus.

This retreat will be facilitated by Christa Hesselink.

Retreat Info

Mon June 10 – Tues June 11, 2019

Beginning at 4:00pm on June 10, following the “Social Intelligence” Development Day.

Ending at 6:00pm on June 11 (dinner included).

Retreats are for FLOW interns only.


Christa Hesselink is the author of Life's Great Dare: Risking it all for the Abundant Life, which was released in March 2016 and has sold over 5000 copies.

A gifted speaker, Christa has taught in many settings and has enjoyed advocating for organizations and people who are doing important work on behalf of the world's most vulnerable.

Christa has worked in a not-for-profit and ministry context her entire career. She has her Masters of Leadership from Trinity Western University and her Masters of Theology from Tyndale Seminary.

Christa’s “happy place” is hiking on the trail. Her favourite adventure to date has been her solo trek across northern Spain, walking 800km on the Camino de Santiago. She loves traveling to new places, cooking for friends or curling up with a good book.