What to Expect


Who? Active duty or retired military and their families.
 
When:  A list of upcoming retreat dates are on this website under the Registration tab. A drop down menu titled “event date” will show a list of dates from which you can choose. 
Where: Garner Creek Retreat Center in Dickson, TN. It’s a little over an hour from Clarksville/Ft. Campbell. You can see information about the facility at www.garnercreek.com
How long: Check-in begins a 3:00 on Friday. The first scheduled event is  dinner on Friday night at 5:30. The retreat ends on Sunday a little before noon.
What is to be learned/gained: As we walk through some different aspects of the life of David (a warrior and king in the Old Testament) – David the Warrior, the Psalmist, the Spouse, and the Worshiper – you will gain some insights into the successes and failures of others whose lives were greatly impacted by war/military life. You’ll learn some ways to connect with God, connect with your spouse, and with others who are in similar circumstances. You will have time not only to learn but to reflect while in a setting that is very conducive for conversations with your spouse, family, and with God. We believe that if you attend, you will be strengthened and restored in spirit, and equipped with some tools for continuing to grow those relationships when you get back home.
Other details: You will stay 2 nights in a hotel style lodge. If you have more than 2 children you will be given adjoining rooms so that everyone can have a bed.
What to bring: You won’t need to bring anything other than your clothes (casual and outdoor) shampoo/conditioner, and a Bible if you have one. Linens, towels, food, snacks, and entertainment options are all provided.
Childcare: We have an excellent childcare team that provides care throughout the weekend. There will also be free-times where you can do some things as a family (zip line, swimming pool in the summer, gun range, hiking trails, basketball court, etc.)
*** Cell reception at Garner Creek is very poor so it’s a great place to unplug for the weekend.
Schedule: 
Friday
3:00 PM – Check-in
5:30 PM – Dinner
6:30 PM – Mixer
7:30 PM – Session 1
Saturday
8:00 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – Session 2
10:00 AM – Intro Groups
10:30 AM – FREE TIME
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Restoration
3:00 PM – FREE TIME
5:30 PM – Dinner
6:30 PM – Session 3
Sunday
8:00 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – Session 4