Nourish Conference

Come join Oaks Counseling at Nourish 2020 to refresh your soul with a retreat focused on rest, prayer and emotional care!  From June 8 – 15, we will be hosting a weeklong retreat in Wilderswil, Switzerland just for cross cultural workers.  We’d love to see you there!

Nourish retreat will include worship and preaching times each morning (Monday through Sunday).  During the afternoons, optional counseling, spiritual direction and prayer ministry will be available to you provided by professional counselors, pastors and independent membercare leaders. There will be additional breakout sessions covering: Singles on the field, Grief and loss while on the field, Parenting TCKs, and Ministry marriages.  We planned this conference to include a lot of afternoons and evenings free if you just need some space and time to rest, journal and reflect with the Lord in the backdrop of the serene Alps!  However, there will be plenty of optional activities, counseling, and break out sessions open to you as well for those desiring a much needed break from cross-cultural dynamics and ministry, but also just hunger for genuine fellowship and fun! 

Nourish is led by Oaks Counseling, Inc., a counseling ministry for Christian cross cultural workers living abroad.  The Oaks provides debriefing and online counseling out of the Austin, TX area.  We are privileged to come alongside those serving and working on the frontlines to bring soul care and emotional healing.  Our Oaks’ network of counselors will be providing professional counseling, debriefing, spiritual direction and prayer ministry at the conference.  For Nourish 2020, we have partnered with True Life Church in Round Rock, TX.  True Life’s Pastor Richard Neusch will be providing the morning preaching times.  He and his lovely wife, Sylvia, have huge hearts for missions and have two grown children both cross cultural workers.  Richard and Sylvia will both be available for ministry in the afternoons as well.

A children’s ministry track will be available for children (ages K-6th grade) with infant and preschool childcare available during morning sessions.  Teens (7-12th grade) will join their parents in morning worship and then have a few afternoon and evening activities available (game nights, campfires, and hikes) just for them.

During the midweek, you’ll have the option of choosing between two different afternoon group outings up in the mountains (Schynige Platte, an open historic train up the mountain, or Murren/Allmendhubel playground hiking the Blumen trail via a funicular), or feel free to take the day to do your own exploring! Additional costs will be required for these excursions to cover your ticket purchases at the train/ lift stations.

Nourish is hosted in breathtaking Wilderswil, Switzerland revealing gorgeous views of the Alps.  Credo is within convenient access to public transportation straight from Zurich or Geneva airports.  Credo provides buffet style healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the pricing.   Check out the hotel here:

There are two payments required for Nourish 2020.  First, there’s a conference fee to Oaks Counseling of $150 for a single, or $300 couple/family to cover conference costs and to reserve your spot.  This fee is non- refundable via PayPal (after filling in the sign up form you will be redirected to the payment area).  IMPORTANT:  Please use the PayPal link to make payment and NOT fill in your credit card information on the main sign up form or your payment will not be processed.  Second, the conference housing fees for 7 nights including three daily meals will be payable to Credo upon arrival.  The fees are broken down per person as: Adult 472.50 CHF, Teen (13-18) 332.50 CHF, Child (4-12) 262.50 CHF and child (under 3) free.  Note:  Rooms for singles will be shared due to limited space.

We hope you can join us for Nourish 2020!  We’ve capped our conference to 35 adult cross cultural workers (not including children) to keep the time Sabbath-focused and less of a larger conference feel, so sign up quickly!

Register here.

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