2020 Retreat

As many already know, we have had to cancel the Retreat in Rothenburg as we know it. But, we have not cancelled our opportunity to “gather” together, though in a different way. We would like to offer you the following program to this year’s virtual portion of the 2020 Retreat. Aspects of this program are pre-recorded sessions that may be accessed on our YouTube Channel. Other sessions will be live moments on ZOOM. Links to these virtual gatherings will be made available prior to the Retreat dates, of course. We are particularly looking forward to our Communion together on Sunday (22 Nov) which we hope connects us across several continents.

This schedule and program is intended to facilitate you and your local community’s access to this year’s theme and discussion regarding the intersection and often contradiction between God’s kingdom, and human plans and intentions. This year has certainly challenged us in unexpected, but perhaps necessary ways. We are very grateful to have Daniel Napier, PhD (Thessaloniki, Greece) guiding our attention in the five sessions outlined below. Please regard this schedule as a suggestion which we believe will enable your discovery and discussion locally, but permit it to be flexible as your group may need. *Only the ZOOM sessions are live, and we urge you to log in to those sessions so that we may see, hear and affirm you. Also, most especially we encourage you to join the COMMUNION service on Sunday at 15:15 (Central Europe Time). We are part of a much larger whole – and we pray that this Communal moment reinforces that reality. We will reach out to you for your local group’s specific participation in some of the below sessions (i.e. worship, reflection videos, etc).

Please know that we are praying for you, and we are looking forward to being with you virtually on 21-22 November. Please share these details with those who may not have received the info via email. And, remember to watch for more details on our Facebook page and future email correspondence.


Scott & Phil

At the Intersection of God’s Kingdom & Human Projects (Daniel 1-6)

German Time (Central Europe)

Saturday, 21 Nov

14:00     Lesson 1: Daniel Napier, PhD (YouTube channel)

                                “Discretion & Faith: Developing Character for Kingdom Service” (Daniel 1)

14:45      Question & Answer with Daniel Napier (ZOOM Live)

15:30     Fellowship – Challenge & Blessing Reflection Videos (YouTube videos)

16:30     Lesson 2: DNapier (YouTube channel)

                                “A Heart for Others: Developing a Revolutionary Mindset” (Daniel 2)

17:15      Question & Answer with DNapier (ZOOM Live)

18:00     Virtual Sign Off

Local Group Activity, Worship, Meal as desired

Sunday, 22 Nov

10:00     Lesson 3: DNapier (YouTube channel)

                                “Choosing the Flames: How to Live for What Really Lasts” (Daniel 3)

10:30     Reflection Videos (YouTube channel)

11:00      Prayer & Praise: Local groups share songs and prayers (ZOOM Live) 

12:00     Break – Local Group Activity, Meal as desired

14:00     Lesson 4: DNapier (YouTube channel)

                                “Grace Under Fire: Living with Excellence Amid Human Envy & Spite”

14:45      Question & Answer with DNapier (ZOOM Live)

15:15      Communion (ZOOM Live)

16:15      Major Takeaways: DNapier & Retreat Coordinators (ZOOM Live)

17:00     Virtual Sign Off & Goodbye

***Bonus Session on YouTube Channel: Daniel Napier

Humility & Influence: Negotiating Some Pitfalls of First & Second Generation Leadership (Daniel 4-5)

2019 Retreat!

THEME: “It’s All About Jesus Christ!”

November 23-27 ~ Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

This year at the retreat our keynote speaker, Shay Smith, will focus on the book of Philippians. We will explore various themes and messages from that letter, but the overarching theme will be “It’s All About Jesus Christ!” For Paul, it all goes back to Jesus—as it should for us. The Christ hymn in Philippians 2:5-11 will be the anchor for all of the messages. So, please be in prayer for Shay as he prepares these lessons. Also, pray for all who God will bring to the retreat this year. We are praying for you and your work in the Kingdom!

Here is the direct link to make room reservations on the hotel’s website:



And here is the link to register for the retreat itself:



Finally, here’s a look at the retreat schedule. Don’t delay any longer–make your reservations today!

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See you in November!

The 2018 Retreat!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re making plans to join us in beautiful Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany November 17-21!

The theme this year is “Don’t Be Anxious,” with keynote speaker Chris Benjamin, preaching minister at the WestArk Church of Christ in Ft. Smith, AR. We’ll have a breakout session focusing on relationships, led by Sherry Pogue. Sherry is a licensed professional counselor associate at Pogue Counseling in Little Rock, AR. We’ll also have a breakout session for military families, led by Dennis Saucier. Add to that lots of meaningful fellowship, powerful worship, great food, and Phil Jackson…and you’ve got yourself quite a retreat! Well, Rebecca Jackson…maybe not Phil.

You can register for the retreat here. Also, Marion, at Hotel Rappen will be looking for you to reserve your room. The rates are:

Gästhof Rappen ~

Single room EUR 60,00

Double room EUR 80,00

Triple room EUR 105,00

Quad room EUR 115,00


Hotel Rappen ~

Single room EUR 75,00

Double room EUR 92,00

Triple room EUR 115,00

Quad room EUR 135,00


They need a credit card for guarantee.

The last possibility for cancellation is 7 days before the arrival date. And, they can only guarantee this rate up to 30 days prior to the retreat so make your plans early! Also, be sure to mention Euro-Family Retreat when you reserve your accommodations.

Don’t wait! Let’s make this our biggest retreat ever! See you soon!