Soul & Strategy Leadership Retreat

for CAFO Members

Vibrant ministry springs from a vibrant soul … and excellent strategy is forged with wise friends.

Invest in both at the CAFO leadership "Soul & Strategy" retreat!

Sunday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center, Colorado Springs, CO

Soul & Strategy Retreat 2022

This 2-night retreat is first about healthy souls – including space for reflection and prayer… the beauty of creation… and rich, biblical exploration at the intersection of our physical health and spiritual life with John Eldredge (author, counselor and teacher; Wild at Heart.)

Meanwhile, leaders will have opportunity to grow with peers in friendship and strategic vision – including small group discussions, cohort meals, and strategy sessions.

Our Speaker — John Eldredge

John Eldredge is an author (you probably figured that out), a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Wild at Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God’s love, and learn to live in God’s Kingdom. John grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles (which he hated) and spent his boyhood summers on his grandfather’s cattle ranch in eastern Oregon (which he loved). John met his wife, Stasi, in a high school drama class. But their romance did not begin until they each came to faith in Christ, after high school. John earned his undergraduate degree in Theater at Cal Poly and directed a theater company in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Colorado with Focus on the Family, where he taught at the Focus on the Family Institute.

John earned his master’s degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, under the direction of Larry Crabb and Dan Allender. He worked as a counselor in private practice before launching Wild at Heart in 2000. John and Stasi live in Colorado Springs.  They have three sons (Samuel, Blaine, and Luke), two golden retrievers (Oban and Maisie), and two horses (Whistle and Kokolo).

While all of this is factually true, it somehow misses describing an actual person. John loves the outdoors passionately, and all beauty, Shakespeare, bow hunting, a good cigar, anything having to do with adventure, poetry, March Madness, working in the shop, fly fishing, classic rock, the Tetons, fish tacos, George MacDonald, green tea, buffalo steaks, dark chocolate, wild and open places, horses running, and too much more to name. He also uses the expression “far out” way too much.

Here’s what some retreat participants have to say…

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"The Soul and Strategy retreat for me is a beautiful time of reflection and challenge. Reflecting on the faithfulness of God and being challenged by dynamic speakers and colleagues, who have become my friends."

Rhonda Littleton, A Home for Me

"The Soul & Strategy retreat was worth the investment. The teaching was incredible and genuinely what I needed. I really enjoyed the fellowship and collaboration with other leaders who are also in the trenches fighting for the vulnerable."

Todd Guckenberger, Back2Back Ministries

"Soul & Strategy was such an important time for me as a leader. I was spiritually nourished through times of worship, teaching and reflection. I was encouraged through times of discussion and fellowship. I was challenged to be a more intentional spiritual leader for my agency. Soul & Strategy is now a non-negotiable on my calendar."

Steve Duer, Agape of Central Alabama

Registration

Your Registration Includes

  • Soul + Strategy Retreat
  • 2 nights of lodging
  • Meals: Sunday through Tuesday Lunch

Registration

  • Single Room:  $550
  • Double Room*: $400
  • Married Couples Room: $750 (Standard Room), $800 (Deluxe/Premiere Room)

*For the most affordable and interactive option, select a double room to share with another CAFO leader.  (Single rooms include one king bed.  Double rooms include two single beds.)   CAFO will match you with another leader, or you can include the name of your preferred co-occupant when you register.  Please be sure the other person is also registered separately.

(We are offering a scholarship to CAFO Member Executive Leaders, please email Sarah Temple at temple@cafo.org to find out more.)

Details

Where

The breathtaking Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center Grounds | Colorado Springs, CO (map it)

When

Sunday, April 3 – 4:00pm through Tuesday, April 5 – 1:00pm

Who

Executive leadership staff and spouses of all CAFO member organizations are invited. 

Our Speaker

John Eldredge
Author, Counselor, Teacher, Wild at Heart

John Eldredge is an author (you probably figured that out), a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Wild at Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God’s love, and learn to live in God’s Kingdom. John grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles (which he hated) and spent his boyhood summers on his grandfather’s cattle ranch in eastern Oregon (which he loved). John met his wife, Stasi, in a high school drama class. But their romance did not begin until they each came to faith in Christ, after high school. John earned his undergraduate degree in Theater at Cal Poly and directed a theater company in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Colorado with Focus on the Family, where he taught at the Focus on the Family Institute.

John earned his master’s degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, under the direction of Larry Crabb and Dan Allender. He worked as a counselor in private practice before launching Wild at Heart in 2000. John and Stasi live in Colorado Springs. They have three sons (Samuel, Blaine, and Luke), two golden retrievers (Oban and Maisie), and two horses (Whistle and Kokolo).

While all of this is factually true, it somehow misses describing an actual person. John loves the outdoors passionately, and all beauty, Shakespeare, bow hunting, a good cigar, anything having to do with adventure, poetry, March Madness, working in the shop, fly fishing, classic rock, the Tetons, fish tacos, George MacDonald, green tea, buffalo steaks, dark chocolate, wild and open places, horses running, and too much more to name. He also uses the expression “far out” way too much.

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