Learning to Love the Master

A Guide to the Spiritual Discipline of Remembering

If you hope to deepen the bonds of your team or community, or simply want a deeper walk with God, Learning to Love the Master will change your focus and perspective forever. Anyone involved in helping people grow in their faith in Christ will benefit from these workshops.

Learning to Love the Master focuses your eyes on the specifics of God’s involvement in your life and the lives of others.

The Guide Book

Learning to Love the Master: a Guide to the Spiritual Discipline of Remembering takes you through the process of writing the story of God's presence in your life.

What you have in your relationship with Christ is what He intends for you to share with another. Others will have a different story. Joy is being given a glimpse of God’s character, presence and work. Through your unique life experiences, God has given you a private window into himself. Only you can look into your window and offer what you see.

God’s plan is to capture you in the Sacred Romance, to reproduce Christ in you and to prepare you for the Life Purpose for which He has created you. You will then have a clearer picture of what it is God has given you of himself to reproduce in the life of another. The cry of our souls is for a rekindling of our passion for Christ. When this happens His love spontaneously flows into the lives of those around us.

Retreat participants are strongly encouraged to read The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge prior to attending.


The Learning to Love the Master Retreat begins Friday evening and ends late Sunday afternoon. During that time you will be given 8 hours alone with God seeking His face and asking Him to reveal to you what you have personally “seen and heard of him” (1 John 1:3). You will record in your God Story Journal what He shows you.

Each day in the afternoon you will share your stories. Seeing God at work in your own life and the lives of others begins to develop ‘eyes that see’ Him more clearly on a daily basis. You will cultivate the habit of asking Him questions like “Lord, You hand is in what is happening right now; what are You saying? What do You want me to learn? What do You want to refine and perfect in me? How do You want to glorify Yourself through this?”

The Learning to Love the Master retreat is limited to 8 participants.


The cost is $175 per person when the retreat is held at the JCM location. If held at another location the cost will be determined based on the price of food and lodging and the travel expenses of the retreat leader.

NOTE:The full amount is due as a deposit, and is nonrefundable.

The cost of the Learning to Love the Master Guide is $15.

I remembered you, O God, and I groaned...
I thought about the former days, the years of long ago; I remembered my songs in the night. My heart mused and my spirit inquired...
Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years of the right hand of the Most High.” I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. Psalm 77:3-6, 10-12 NIV