Europartners Retreat

27-30 October 2022 – Palac Mala Wies, Warsaw, Poland

As we live in a fast changing, uncertain and complex world, being busy working and doing business all the time, it becomes more and more important to secure our relationship with Christ. As well as how to become capable and confident in our ability to hear his voice for our life. This will help us to follow, and live by our calling and to be courageous in living out our faith in the marketplace and public square. Are we ready to be in business with God?

During this retreat we will have time for worship, teaching, reflection, and conversation as we journey, asking our Lord to refresh us and recommission us to take hold of all that he has called us to do.

Sit, Walk, Stand.

In his book “Hearing God”, Dallas Willard asks some soul-searching questions without accusation or judgement:

“Are we ready to be in business with God? What am I doing in life and business that would make speaking to me a reasonable thing for God to do? Are we in business together? Or am I in business just for myself, trying to “use a little God” to advance my projects?” 

Through reflection on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and the Book of Psalms, we will explore these questions that Dallas Willard poses. The title “Sit, Walk, Stand” we have chosen draws its inspiration from the classic book by the Chinese Bible teacher Watchman Nee.

Sit is about our position in Christ, the spiritual blessings, and our identity.

Walk is about our life in the world. How do we live and do business, as entrepreneurs and business leaders?

Stand is about our attitude to the enemy. What is the spiritual reality beyond our temptations, challenges, and opportunities, and how to cope with them?

Venue

The Four-star hotel Pałac Mała Wieś consists of several buldings independent of each other. In the historical part – Palace and Outbuldings – there are apartments furnished above standard.
 
Rooms in contemporary buildings – Granary and Gardener’s Hause – should be satisfying with lovers of a more rustic style. The Hotel has 54 rooms, apartments and double rooms.
 
With a unique atmosphere created by the local park gently changing into a Modrzewina nature reserve, a perfect surrounding to give respite from everyday business life during this retreat.

Program
Before we start our spiritual journey, we will have an informal meeting to catch-up with each other on Thursday starting at 17.00h. This is the start of the retreat. On Thursday evening we will have an introduction to the theme and to the retreat itself. Afterwards we will close the day with a nice dinner with friends. Friday and Saturday morning, we will dig deeper and try to understand God’s voice for our life. Saturday afternoon and evening our Polish friends will offer us a program that will give us an insight into their spiritual and business life, as well as in their culture. Sunday we will wrap up and prepare for departure after our morning session and celebrating the Lord’s supper. Departure time is at noon.

Costs and registration

Pre-registration for our Retreat 2022.
Because of limited rooms available, we ask you to fill in this pre-registration form, so you’re participation will be guaranteed. In the first week of September, we will inform you about the progress of the event. 

Details:
Arriving at Thursday 27 October and leaving Sunday 30 October.

Retreat Package Price: 

Double room* : € 595 pp
Single room:     € 825 pp

Includes:
Hotel room  
Dinners at Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Breakfast at Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Lunch at Friday and Saturday
Retreat with reception, coffee breaks and refreshments

All prices are in Euro’s and including VAT

 * If you want to book a double room, please fill in the field ‘With whom will you be sharing the room’ later in the form; his/her name. If you would like us to check with whom you can share the room, you can leave the field empty.

Scholarships

If you are a young professional from eastern Europe with a limited budget and you would like to join, to hear God’s voice for your (professional) life.

You can apply for financial support. 

We can only support 50% of the conference price (double room).

Traveling expenses and beverages, not part of the conference package, are always on own costs.

Retreat Facilitators

Eddie Lyle

The Springbrook Partnership was founded in 2016 by Eddie Lyle, who has over 30 years of experience managing organisations in the charitable sector.

For 16 of these years he held the position of CEO for two separate organisations, managing change and transformation across large and influential teams. He currently has a significant public leadership role with an internationally known and respected charity.

Eddie is a recognised and strategic thinker, team builder, motivational speaker and entrepreneur. 

His unique experience and skills have enabled him to become a significant coach, mentor and spiritual director, providing transformative insight, encouragement and wisdom to many.

Ian Smith

Ian is a Director of Springbrook Partnership and is an EMCC Accredited Coach/Mentor at Senior Practitioner level.

With thirty years’ experience as a senior executive with international organisations in the corporate and non-profit sectors, he brings both depth and breadth of experience to the Partnership. His role in the non-profit sector was strongly cross-cultural, establishing operational bases in eleven countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa with indigenous leaders.

Ian’s heart is to invest in leaders and to equip the leaders of the future enabling them to be authentic, courageous role models and ambassadors. is a core component, helping them make a difference to organisational health and culture, empowering individuals and teams to flourish and realise their potential.