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Changes… transitions… release of the old to make way for God’s new thing


All of us experience critical seasons when we’re ready for God’s new thing to come alive inside. Our seasons amazingly mirror distinct stages, or seasons of Jesus’ journey from his Passion and Resurrection to the fullness of Pentecost. How do Jesus’ seasons connect with ours, transfusing our human journey with power and meaning to live the life we’re yearning for?

The seasons


Life is good, things are progressing, my problems are fixable

Good Friday

Calamity, the death of something precious, the burial of the seed

Easter Sunday

God offering new life for my changed situation

The 40 Days

Mourning the death of the old, adjusting to the new


Releasing the old, letting it “ascend” with Jesus


Receiving the fullness of God’s Spirit into my real situation

This retreat helps unpack the special rhythms of Jesus’ life that offer transformation to ours. It helps us relax and make peace with our real lives, unfolding God’s movement in them in growing power and meaning for vocations, relationships, marriages, calling, service, and much more!

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Who for

Congregations & ministry leaders. The retreat can be weighted toward:

  • Staffs & ministry leaders
  • Full congregations
  • Men’s group
  • Women’s groups


Participants will connect with God and each other through stories, laughter, the potent themes, ample times of personal prayer and listening, sharing, and soul-forming activities


At your church or preferred location


weekend retreat or overnight, full-day, or 1/2 day


What People are Saying

So many 'ah-ha' moments! ...These themes strike a deep chord. Easter has begun in my soul after so many years of Good Friday!



Joel Warne


Joel Warne is the co-founder of WellSpring Life Resources. WellSpring offers transforming leadership, men’s, women’s and mixed group retreats, counseling & spiritual direction services, and small group resources.

For over 40 years Joel has helped hungry hearts live and serve more fully out of their identity in Jesus Christ. He and his wife Gerri, a Temperament counselor, have been married 42 years, have three wonderful children and their spouses, and six wiggly grandchildren!