Pastors' Encounter now consists of a series of 6 retreats over 3 years (see details below). The goal is to give pastors an opportunity to establish a regular rhythm of "coming away" and attend to the needs of their own souls. There is an intentional sequence to the retreat themes, however, pastors can enter the series at any point. Pastors who are not able to attend the entire series are welcome to attend any number of retreats since each retreat is unique and self-contained.

Pastors, you won't want to miss this opportunity to come away and connect with God to receive spiritual refreshment and renewal. Come and discover what God has for you! You will find that it is a worthwhile investment of your time for your own life and the life of your congregation.

THE WITH-GOD LIFE: Encounter Series

Components of this format:

  • 6 stand-alone retreats

  • Themes include: Intimacy With God; Narratives About God and Self; Spiritual Disciplines; Hearing God; Grace in Weakness; Soul Care/Rule of Life

  • Plenty of unstructured time with God and other pastors

  • Ability to “enter" the series at any point or skip around as your schedule allows

  • Retreats held in the fall and spring

Goal of this format:

  • To give you the opportunity to establish a regular rhythm of coming away from the busyness of ministry and life to encounter God in a group retreat setting every 6 or 12 months.

  • To allow you to experience on-going community with other pastors on the journey.

Future Dates:

November 12-13, 2019
April 21-22, 2020




Begins Tuesday November 12 at 9:00am Concludes Wednesday November 13 at 5:00pm


·      $170.00 Early-bird discount for registrations posted by October 12, 2019

  • $195.00 Total cost after October 12, 2019

For scholarship information, please contact Linda:; 916-600-0696

Registration includes:

·      One overnight – single room w/bath

·      Four meals & snacks

·      Encounter materials

 Encounter content:

·      Inspirational teaching sessions

·      Large and small group sharing and prayer

·      Spiritual exercises

·      One-on-one with fellow pastors

·      Time alone with God

·      Free time for rest, reflection, etc

·      Corporate worship


Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center 6520 Van Maren Lane Citrus Heights, CA 95621


Register by mail: Contact Linda Gist @