We all need time away to recharge and be filled by God. Retreats with your staff and/ or key volunteers are a great way to value and invest in the souls of your team members. Part 1 discusses why retreats are helpful, how to develop a goal for your retreat, logistics on planning a retreat, and the essential “must do’s.” Part 2 will focus on recommended tools, resources, and tips on activities that are effective in helping your team be restored, refreshed and energized. Amy Jackson is founder and director of The Perch, located in Aurora, Illinois. The Perch provides space and skills for soul care so you can live the healthy, thriving life of purpose you were created for. Amy is a former publisher with Christianity Today, overseeing several church resources including SmallGroups.com, and she holds a Master’s in Christian Formation and Ministry from Wheaton College. www.theperchplace.com @theperchplace (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) Sign up for an Accelerate! today!