Engaging people to know Christ, through the Word, the outdoors and relationships
Not everyone can spare a year to attend Bible School but the desire to study the Word of God is strong. To meet this desire, Ravencrest Chalet offers a full range of retreats to suit individuals of all ages.
Recharge: Mens Retreat
Men Fully Alive
Cameron Tate is a Colorado native born and raised in Castle Rock and works at Southern Gables Church in Littleton. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biblical and theological studies from Multnomah University in Portland, OR and is receiving his master of divinity degree (MDiv) from Denver Seminary this year. His wife, Katherine, is a native Oregonian and together they are adjusting to life with their newborn baby, Zipporah. Cameron enjoys all things in the mountains, summer or winter, but with balancing school, work, and a newborn he’s recently grown in his appreciation for a good nap.
Theology of Work
Have you ever wondered whether you’re accomplishing your calling? What is a “calling,” anyway? What’s the difference between a “job” and a “vocation?” Together, we’ll explore a Biblical and theological understanding of work, its nature, significance, value and place in God’s Kingdom.
DATES: JULY 27 – 29, 2018
COST: $195 + 3.5% TAX
Refresh: Women’s Retreat
A retreat for Women
Having lived in Colorado for the past 12 years, Sarah Snyder has lost most of her southern accent (but if you listen closely, you may detect it – especially when she’s reminiscing about growing up in South Carolina on a plantation near the coast). For the majority of her life, Sarah thought the Christian life was what she achieved for God: sitting under expository teaching in a large church, being highly active in a variety of ministries, graduating from Bible College. Through repentance and faith in the Risen, indwelling Christ, Sarah is thankfully learning that the Christian life is Someone she receives from God- a Person, Jesus Himself. She enjoys simple things: sunlight, fresh air, wildflowers, cuddles with her 6 precious children, coffee with her dear husband Erik, and hiking with her delightful family in the Rocky Mountains.
Available: All of Christ in All of Me
This weekend, we are going to dig deeply into the Old and New Testament. In God’s Word and through His Spirit, we trust God will do something only He can do: reveal all He has made available to us “in Christ”, which is all of Christ, and reveal the mystery that has been hidden from past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, “Christ in you” the hope of glory (Col 1:26-29). Through humility and brokenness, is all of me available to His risen, indwelling Life?
When you leave on Sunday afternoon, our prayer is that you will live in the good of all God has made available for you in Christ and there will be more of you available to Christ’s risen, indwelling Life in you.
DATES: August 2 – 5, 2018
COST: $260 + 3.5% TAX
Renew: Adult Retreat
1 week Bible Retreat in the Rockies
Luke and Erika Blaine live in Denver, Colorado and have been married for 5 years. They both serve on staff at Calvary Wellspring Church in Aurora, Colorado. Luke received his masters degree in theology from Golden Gate Seminary in 2015. He was first introduced to Torchbearers International as a student at Tauernhof in Schladming, Austria in 2003 and for the last 7 years Luke and Erika have been guest teachers and lecturers for Ravencrest in Estes Park, Colorado. They both love the mountains and their ultimate ambition is to point others to Jesus’ all satisfying great worth.
Igniting Worship: Kindling Our Hearts For God
Worship is so much more than the songs we sing on Sunday; true worship is the very purpose of our existence. It is everything. Therefore, understanding worship and igniting our hearts for God is vital to walking in the life and joy God has envisioned for us in Him. Join us for a week in the mountains for rest, renewal, and soul care as we explore the subject of Biblical worship and its implications for our walks with Christ.
Dates: August 6 – 12, 2018
Cost: $450 + 3.5% tax
Arrival / Registration 3 – 6 pm
BBQ on the Deck
Worship / Session 1
Leave for Activities (hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, kayaking, etc.)
Worship / Session 2
Dessert & Games
Worship / Session 3
Q&A Discussion Time
Farewells, hope to see you again soon!
"Each year I eagerly look forward to Women's Week at Ravencrest. Located in God's beautiful creation -- the Rocky Mountains -- Ravencrest provides a glorious week of learning from lectures by an outstanding staff and hearing the truth of God's Word. Women's Week is a refreshing and renewing conference that offers quiet time to be with God plus activities of every sort. There is a Christian fellowship and love that shines from God through the Ravencrest staff. Thank you for opening the Chalet to us each year."
“My time and experience at the Ravencrest Men’s Retreat was simply comforting, encouraging, and most edifying; all of which helped me specifically to engage properly in the life challenges ahead. It takes God to be a man."
“We love the opportunity to be challenged by excellent Bible teaching in the context of the Rocky Mountains. A bonus for us has been the annual renewal of friendships and the making of new ones."