A Guided Retreat for CBOQ Pastors and Spouses

Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” 

Mark 6:31 

Comments from previous participants:

“I liked the freedom to follow God’s leading in the shape the day took”

“It allowed me to make space to hear what God was saying to me”

” Exercises were helpful in connecting with the Lord in a meaningful manner.”

“It was good and refreshing, extremely enriching and worthwhile!”


9:30 Introduction to the Day, Worship, Spiritual Practices, and Q & A  

10:15 Spiritual Practice(s)

12:00 Introduction & Soul Groups over Lunch (Online)  

1:00 Spiritual Practice(s) 

3:30 Soul Groups (Online)
(modified schedule: 2:15 pm) 

4:15 Thank you and Benediction
(modified schedule: 3:00 pm)

Rev. Andrea Chang

Andrea immigrated to Canada from the Southern United States in 2013. She graduated in 2017 with a Master’s in Theological Studies and an emphasis in Spiritual Formation from Tyndale Seminary where she developed her passion for Spiritual Direction. After graduation, she moved to Scotland, Ontario as co-pastor of a CBOQ church.

After fulfilling this charge, she and her husband relocated back to Toronto in 2020 where she is currently working as a spiritual director for Anchor and Serenity, and she also works part-time with the Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre (TIM Centre) as an Assistant Leadership Consultant. When called upon, Andrea also provides pulpit supply for CBOQ churches.

At the core of Emmaus Formation Center is the ministry of spiritual direction. Spiritual direction is between the spiritual director, the directee and the Holy Spirit with the ultimate goal of seeking spiritual formation.

Monday, October 4, 2021

(a modified schedule is available for those who would like to finish at 3pm)

It’s time to receive an invitation from Jesus to rest. It’s time for Him to minister to you. We invite you to Soul Day for Pastors to receive that rest. Rest in our souls and our bodies is needed more than ever. This guided personal retreat experience will provide a blend of online worship and community and off-line personal spiritual practices.

Soul Day is a day set aside for pastors and their spouses to be with God and to be in community other pastors. Throughout the year, pastors and ministry leaders are leading others spiritually. Soul day is for pastors to be guided through practices to encourage rest, renewal, friendship, and spiritual practices. Soul Day is not about getting things done but to simply be with Jesus. 


This Soul Day will be on the topic of discernment.  

Discernment is a crucial spiritual practice. To discern literally means to separate. We discern between good and evil. (1 Kings 3:9). We discern between the work of God and the work of people. As we experience a significant transition coming out of a pandemic, discernment becomes even more crucial for pastors and ministry leaders. Discernment requires for us to slow down and listen. Together, we will devote our times to discern what God is doing in our own lives, in our communities, and in our ministry.  We will be working through Elijah’s story (1 Kings 17-19). Please read this story beforehand and orient yourself in it. 

Three Movements 

  1. Solitude (1 Kings 17:1-7) 
  2. Community (1Kings 17:8-16) 
  3. Ministry Highs (1 Kings 18:16-46) and Lows (1 Kings 19:1-18) 

Register Here

Subsidized cost for Spiritual Direction is $25. If this is your first time receiving Spiritual Direction at Soul Day, there is no charge.

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