FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are answers to some of the practical questions participants ask.
What can I expect from the experience? How is this experience different from other retreats?
We are aware that you have just finished a long week and may have experienced a stressful flight and/or heavy traffic on your drive to the retreat location. You will notice when you arrive that it is our goal to help you transition from all that you left behind and shift to what you would like to have happen on the weekend. We want you to begin becoming aware of God’s presence in your life.
We try to eliminate distractions for you. You will be asked to put away your cell phone and other electronic devices during the weekend. Emergency phone access is of course available. You will be contacted before the weekend and given an emergency contact number.
Why don’t you share details about the weekend?
Any scripture to review before a retreat?
Genesis 3:1-13 The dynamics of the Fall and how this has impacted us all.
Ephesians 4:22-24 Putting off the old self and putting on the new self
Colossians 1:27 Our reality: “… Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
II Corinthians 10:5 “…we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
II Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
What should I do to prepare for the weekend?
Reflect on your reasons for coming to the weekend. It is important for you to identify what you would like to focus on during the retreat. Also come with an open heart and mind, welcoming whatever God has for you. This reflection and intentionality will help you prepare your heart, mind, and spirit to get the most from this experience.
The weekend is a time of intense spiritual discovery — about yourself, your relationship with God, as well as other key relationships in your life. Come as rested as possible, as the weekend is very engaging and will take energy.
Join us in our prayers for you, that God would reveal himself in ways that would be transformative for you.
What do I need to know if I am traveling from out of town?
If you are traveling by air, your flight needs to arrive no less than three hours before the start of the retreat. It is preferable to arrive four hours beforehand so that you are not rushed and can accommodate any flight delays. This will also give you adequate time to rent a vehicle if this is required and to have a meal before arriving. If you have questions about making your travel plans, please contact us in advance so that we can help you confirm that your plans will get you to the site on time. Email us using the form on the Contact Us page.
What should I bring with me to the retreat?
Men at the Cross: Please bring toiletries, a water bottle, comfortable clothing and a comfortable pair of shoes, including at least one pair of close-toed shoes. Bring a notebook or journal and a pen. Participants will also need to bring their own bedding–either a sleeping bag or twin-sized sheets, blanket, and pillow and towels.
Women at the Cross: Please bring toiletries, a water bottle, comfortable clothing and a comfortable pair of shoes, including at least one pair of close-toed shoes. Bring a notebook or journal and a pen. Please note, some of our locations provide bedding and towels and some do not. If it does not, participants will need to bring their own bedding–either a sleeping bag or twin-sized sheets, blanket, pillow and towels. If you are registered for Women at the Cross, your email confirmation will indicate what bedding, if any, you will need to bring. Participants traveling by air will be provided with bedding upon request.
Couples at the Cross: Please note that couples will not be sharing rooms, so please pack in separate bags. Please bring toiletries, a water bottle, comfortable clothing and a comfortable pair of shoes, including at least one pair of close-toed shoes. Bring a notebook or journal and a pen. Some of our locations provide bedding and towels, and some do not. If it does not, participants will need to bring their own bedding–either a sleeping bag or sheets (sizes vary by location), blanket, pillow, and towel. If you are registered for Couples at the Cross, your email confirmation will indicate what bedding, if any, you will need to bring. Participants traveling by air will be provided with bedding upon request.
Follow Up for Participants
What type of follow up activities or events are available for participants to continue their Christian growth following the retreat?
Follow Up Groups: As part of your registration fee, you may choose to participate in one of our 8-week follow up groups. These are an opportunity to deepen your experience from the weekend and help you to continue your journey with God. These groups are offered after Men or Women at the Cross Retreats.
Workshops and Alumni Events: We offer a variety of one-day workshops and weekend events that we encourage you to attend. You will find information about upcoming events on our website.
How do I sign up for a retreat?
The Cross Ministry Group
PO BOX 11084
Denver, CO 80211
A deposit is required to hold your reservation. Full payment must be made by the deadline for each retreat. If we have not received full payment by the deadline, your spot will be given to the next person on the waiting list.
I paid the deposit when I registered. How do I complete payment for the rest of the registration fee?
The Cross Ministry Group
PO BOX 11084
Denver, CO 80211
I received notification that I have been placed on a waiting list for the retreat I wanted to attend. What happens now?
— Joni, Kentucky