Soul Care Retreat for Front-line Workers

Saturday December 12, 2020 – 1pm – 4pm (EST)

Give yourself permission to pause and rest to restore.

All front-line care workers are invited to slow down and rest. Are you working in the medical & emergency services, as a teacher,  personal support work, social support services, or any front-line capacity?

We’d love to welcome you to retreat.

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes.”

-Anne Lamott

“We don’t become more spiritual by becoming less human”.

– Eugene Peterson

“Be still and know that I am God”.

– Psalm 46:10

If you’re feeling frayed or fatigued, and wanting to ground yourself in God, this retreat is designed with you in mind.

Give yourself the gift of engaging in restorative prayer practices that help you centre yourself so you can “be still and know” . You’ll be in good company with other Christian front-line workers from all over Canada and, if you prefer, you can participate “anonymously” over Zoom with your screen-share off.

It’s your chance to just “be”.

This online retreat will be thoughtfully crafted to restore you, not exhaust you.


Date: Saturday, December 12th (*or, register, get the replay link, and retreat at a time that suits you best.)

Time: 1pm-4pm EST

Cost: This is our gift to you. If you are a front-line worker, there is no cost to you.

** If you know of a front-line worker who should attend, we ask that you make a donation (suggested $25.00) to contribute to their registration. You can even sign them up!

Who: This retreat is specifically crafted for those working on the front-line. The retreat will be using images and language from the Christian tradition, but those who do not identify as Christian are welcome to attend as well.

What: The retreat will be facilitated to help you slow down in body, mind, and spirit, so you can tune into the loving presence of God in a very particular and personal way. There will be words of encouragement, a variety of prayer practices, and an opportunity to join break out rooms with others, but only if you are interested in doing so.

This entire retreat experience is in service to your soul.

Retreat Host: This retreat is hosted by The New Leaf Network, a Canadian collaborative organization equipping and supporting leaders.

Retreat Guide: This retreat will be facilitated by Christa Hesselink, former pastor, and founder of

Christa is a certified spiritual director and coach and has been guiding individuals and groups for her entire twenty-five year career. She’s the Canadian best-selling author of Life’s Great Dare: Risking it All for the Abundant Life. Learn more about Christa here.


  • pre-retreat guide to support your experience

  • 3-hour online Soul Care Retreat with leaders from across the country

  • post-retreat resources and support to help you ground in God for the season ahead

This retreat is presented by: