Soul Care Retreat for Ministry Leaders

Give yourself permission to pause and rest to restore.

“A life without a quiet centre easily becomes delusional.” – Henri Nouwen

“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

This year has been challenging. One you never could have prepared for.

And, with one of the most unique Advent and Christmas seasons just around the corner, it’s time to slow down so you can wake up to your soul.

If you’re feeling frayed or fatigued and wanting to ground yourself in the love of 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 ministry leaders 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: Tuesday, November 17th

Time: 1pm EST, 10am PST

Cost: Pay what you can. (Suggested donation of $25.00)

Who: This retreat is crafted for those working in Christian ministry and not-for-profit settings. Participate alone, or invite your staff teams to retreat together.

Retreat Host & Guide: This retreat is hosted by The New Leaf Network and 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 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:



Soul Care Retreat - November 17, 2020

Join us on November 17th for a retreat just for your soul.
  • This retreat is a pay-what-you-can offering. We do suggest a donation of $25, however, we do not want finances to be a barrier! Please join us in whatever way you can.
  • $ 0.00 CAD