The Invitation Podcast hosts various types of retreats throughout the year. If your church staff or another group of people need help planning a retreat or need a retreat leader, please fill out this inquiry form at the bottom of this page.


Winter 2017 Church Leaders Contemplative Prayer Retreat

February 7-8 with Sharon Garlough Brown at Camp Geneva's new retreat center north of Holland, MI.


"The disciplines I was taught and practiced, allowed God to move in me and provide something He wanted for me. Not something I wanted, or thought I needed, but He wanted. As I allowed Him to weave His Presence in my mind, body, heart and soul He came. He rocked me. He walked with me. He laughed with me."

"Spending two days in silence alone together with God through The Invitation Podcast's contemplative retreat has been life-changing for me. Josh and Sharon created space for me to hear from God and gave me tools to engage the Spirit during those hours of silence in meaningful ways. I am grateful that the Lord met me during those 36 hours and grateful he is using that important investment in soul care to shape my daily being."

"It was simply overwhelming to me how the Lord honored the short amount of time given in silence and solitude. The brief yet impactful group sessions were so helpful and their wisdom—as well as hearing from other leaders—was a gift in itself as well. It was well worth the juggling of all the things to get to the retreat and get away with Jesus. I'd highly recommend it."

"The rhythms of rest, solitude, and silence are vital to intimacy with God – which is the fountain from which faithful ministry flows. This retreat helped me reconnect with this ongoing need in my life and work, which is too easily lost in the midst of other demands. I felt encouraged to make these practices even more integral to my daily and weekly rhythms."

"I was uneasy about the idea of the better part of two days being silent as I headed into the retreat. However, Josh and Sharon gave no pressure for the silence and offered practical tips. It was a great time of letting my soul commune with the Father!"

"This space was such a gift! In the often frantic pace of life and ministry, here God offered me anew the invitation to wholeness, peace, and prayer. And that is far more impactful to daily ministry than any conference or professional ed class I could imagine."
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Lilly Endowment HSYTI Inaugural Gathering 2017 

January 24-26, worship leadership and lectio divina. Indianapolis, IN.


The Awakening 2016

June 6-10 wrote a prayer guide for daily meditations throughout the day. The Awakening is a week-long gathering to explore faith, worship, your gifts and your relationship with God. 


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Half-day or all-day? Overnight? How many days? Silent/solitude or with fellowship? With or without teaching? Co-facilitated with whom?