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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Debriefing Retreat

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 @ 2:48 PM

Have you ever planned a trip for business or ministry and then said, “While I’m there, I may as well take a few extra days and visit some sites in the area?” Combining vacation time with business travel is common. But what about combining vacation time with reflection time and personal growth?
One solution might be a vacation for self care. Engaging in down-time activity to give your body rest is one thing, but evaluating and discovering new ways of improving your mental, emotional, and spiritual status can take vacation to a higher level. Especially if your job or ministry is in people helping business, the everyday wear and tear and built up stressors can be weighing much more heavily than you, or even people in closest relationship to you, can recognize.
A number of years ago I discovered a model of personal debriefing for Christian missionaries that has helped thousands find new vitality and meaning for their work. The Le Rucher model of debriefing is a guided 5 day rest, for personal reflection, sharing your story, and finding new perspectives from God. Not only for missionaries, this is a proven method for all leaders to assess events of life and ministry in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment. It is a structured progression through stressors, associated losses, adjustments, and recovery of hopes and dreams. The result is fresh vision and energy for re-engagement.
My wife and I benefited as participants in this model ourselves. I also trained and became a certified debriefer in the model. I now offer the debriefing as a package with a stay at our Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast. More is described at http://bluerockbnb.com/healing/debriefing.htm . I encourage all Christian pastors, missionaries, ministry or business leaders to consider this for making the most of your next vacation or rest time. These five days of debriefing is a perfect way to begin a several month sabbatical or scheduled down time.
Call us or email to schedule a time for debriefing in Lancaster County Pennsylvania.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Level Up Parenting - new session starting soon

Thursday, January 13, 2022 @ 4:28 PM

Level Up Life LLC

Level Up Parenting is a group designed to help you connect and better understand your children. The group consists of week 1 - Video lesson on a parenting skill; week 2 - video lesson showing you an activity you can do with your child to help them learn more about topics from emotional intelligence to social relationships; week 3 - live online Zoom parent meeting (which will be recorded) where questions are answered and parents can share and find support; week 4 - blind bag family adventure activity (a surprise activity to do as a family).

The idea behind this group is that it can be done on your own time, at your own pace since schedules are tight as parents. It is hard to find time for yourself or catching up with other parents. But as parents, we are always doing the best we can and it is nice to have a place to voice our wins, concerns or bounce ideas off one another.

Join our waitlist by visiting www.level-up-life.org and click on contact us or join waitlist.