Monk~Abbey Retreat

So, what is it anyways?


The hope of having believers get together during the year to read and study formed the idea that we physically write out certain portions of Scripture, like monks. We do sit around in solitude/small groups and write. It produces good discussion on the text, and it forces us to intentionally think through the words. Those who have attended have been very blessed by the deliberate time in God's word. We will also have plenty of time to fellowship around food, games, and good company. 


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Upcoming Dates

Jan 30-Feb 2 RECA Abbey Retreat

Feb 21-23 General Student Monk/Abbey

Feb 28-Mar 1 Copperhill Womens Retreat

Apr 3-5 Paideia Monk/Abbey Retreat



5:30pm     Arrive/Register/Unload
6:00pm     Dinner w Introductions
7:00pm     Session 1- Large Group & Worship


9:30am     Session 2- Breakout Groups
11:00am    Adventure/Craft

2:00pm     Lunch
1:30pm     Session 3- Alone Time
3:30pm     Hike & Free Time
5:30pm     Dinner
7:00pm     Session 4- Large Group & Worship



8:30am     Breakfast

9:30am     Head out to your church

What to Bring

Pillow/Sleeping Bag (on queen beds in the new retreat house)



Journal (if continuing)

Outdoor Clothing

Hammock (if desired)



Please fill out the 

Registration Form 

Registration Form



"Abbey retreats have seriously changed my life. The life-on-life CM community and the actual retreats have shaped and are shaping who I am. God has used writing out Scripture to write it on my heart. Months after a retreat I'll hear something that reminds me of what I wrote in Galatians, Proverbs, etc. I am propelled to love God more through these weekends. Along with that, I now know girls that I have known for years SO much more. I know their hearts. And now I really care about girls who I wouldn't have otherwise known. All that to say, I LOVE Abbey retreats. I am a different person because of them."~Lauren

CM is the perfect place to retreat. The land is quite grand with the mossy rocks, caves, and pines forming a majestic place. Working and studying here over the years has been very wholesome.~Ryan


The only word that comes close to describing my experience with CM is "unique". I have been to  30+ nights of monk retreats over the past few years. I have enjoyed every minute of it!~Michael

"When I first went to an Abbey Retreat, I was kind of nervous because I only knew a few people there. I was worried that the girls might be “cliquish" which can make things awkward. What a blessed and glorious surprise I had when I encountered nothing of the sort! Every girl there was so welcoming, and by the end of the retreat, we were like sisters! I cannot tell you what a blessing the Abbey Retreats have been to my soul! Being with other girls that love Jesus and each other, and are willing to embrace each other’s differences because of their common bond in Christ is one of the most beautiful things in the world to me! Each time I return from an Abbey Retreat, I am refreshed and challenged spiritually, and filled with such a joy I cannot express. Honestly, they are one of God’s greatest blessings in my life!" ~Charis


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