Ministry Leader R&R FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we ask for a Letter of Support?

WinShape Marriage believes in the transforming power of community through the work of the Holy Spirit. Ministry leaders need more than permission to receive care and rest from their church or organization. They need intentional support and the empowerment of their communities to see this as a vital movement in the well-being of their marriage and relationship with God. The Letter of Support acknowledges this participation in blessing and sending the ministry leader and their spouse into a week of sabbath.

NOTE: The Letter of Affirmation will need to be completed and uploaded with the the R&R Application.

If I sign up and have to cancel, will I get a refund?

We understand that unforeseen circumstances arise that may cause you to change your plans. For a refund, cancellations must be made 30 days prior to the event. Please note there is often a substantial wait list for Ministry Leader R&R events. We appreciate your respect and consideration for those who are eager to attend.

Does the waitlist guarantee my spot in the future?

When future R&R's open for registration, your application will be reviewed in the order it was received. If accepted, a reservation specialist will reach out to confirm R&R dates and reserve your spot. Priority is given to first time attendees for all R&R's.

What is our itinerary for the week?

Upon arrival, each couple will receive a schedule for the week. The programming portion is intentionally light to align with our intended outcome of rest, nourishment and renewal. Individual soul care may be available for sign-ups during the day.

Can we go offsite?

The retreat is intentionally laid out to help you engage in a slower pace of life and embrace rest. Heading offsite can be a distraction from what God’s purpose is for you and your spouse in the week. We strongly discourage offsite excursions during your time at WinShape Retreat.

What is soul care?

One of the greatest commandments is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37)

Soul care is intentionally growing our awareness of what’s happening within our soul so we can learn to love God with more of it. One form of soul care that is practiced during the R&R is the opportunity to receive the ministry of spiritual direction.

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