A Guided Retreat for CBOQ Pastors and Spouses

As the deer pants for streams of water,   so my soul pants for you, my God.  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

Psalm 42:1-2

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)

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, November 7, 2022

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

When can I go and meet with God?  In the midst of your life right now, how is your desire for God?  Are you struggling to be with God?  Take a day to pause and renew yourself in God with other pastors.  Many CBOQ pastors and church leaders have been refreshed by Soul Day.

The day will begin  with a spiritual practice.  We will have time to be with Jesus on our own and in community with other pastors. Spiritual direction will be available. Soul Groups are flexible for parents who would like to end early.

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 is being offered both in person and on-line.

In person locations:

  1. Spring Garden Church, Toronto
  2. First Baptist Church, Kingsville
  3. First Baptist Church, Wallaceburg

If you would like to host an in person gathering at your church please contact Paul Lam.

Register Here

Subsidized cost for Spiritual Direction is $20. If this is your first time receiving Spiritual Direction at Soul Day, there is no charge. Spouses may attend free.

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