When we get tired—let’s learn to REST, not to QUIT!
Greetings Friends and Welcome to your Rest Quest!
Please consider this cyber spot your personal invitation to a weekend of LECTIO DIVINA: intimate, intensive and interactive prayer and meditation at an upcoming Rest Quest to be held on June 1-4, 2017 in lovely Ashville, NC at Billy Graham Training Center – The Cove.
God has a specific plan and purpose for EVERYTHING. Let me just say that again. EVERYTHING God does has a purpose and HE invites us to join HIM.
So let’s begin our quest with a few fun questions:
If your answers are…
1.Yes or even-Not so sure right now
…Then we have the destination for YOU!
For YOU, Jesus has prepared a place for:
REST-ORATION— of your Mind, Body and Spirit as you connect intimately and personally with God in a fresh new way.
REFRESHMENT of your life’s purpose and vision!
RENEWAL of that passion for life and love that may be a bit shadowed by life and love’s demands!
Come away with me and re-discover the masterpiece God has created you to be! Leave the business, the assignments, the “To Do” list at home, and be delighted in the Lord with a few sweet days where life is “ALL ABOUT YOU and Him.”
It is with glee and anticipation that hostess Pat Layton “dreamer, writer and gatherer” is inviting a small group of women to revel in a bit of gently guided rest, renewal and reflection together.
Surround yourself with a small group of like-minded women who know the struggle of personal and family priorities – running a creative business, holding a job, leading a ministry, writing, blogging, teaching…dot..dot..dot!
Or maybe—you are not quite sure WHAT you are doing with this season of life!!
Take this time to meet new friends, learn new strategies, and set new goals but mostly, as our verse in Matt 6:6 (Message) says—JUST BE THERE!
Leave re-energized, creatively fulfilled, and revived for the next step of your unique life journey!
Pat’s desire is to exceed every expectation you have had about retreats and conferences.
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This is not the typical, run-of-the-mill conference.
You will not sit in a chair and have someone else download HER knowledge leaving you with a notebook full of good intentions!
Pat and her team will set the stage for a weekend of time, talent, caring & creativity that sets this experience of LECTIO DIVINA, an intimate encounter with God.
We are determined that no detail, no matter how small, will be overlooked on your behalf!
The Quest Team excitedly take the challenge from you—“Pat help me get SPIRITUALLY UNSTUCK!!” Join Pat for a getaway snuggled in deep green mountains, swiftly flowing creeks and roof tops made of trees.
10 Reasons REST QUEST is for YOU!
- You have lost touch with God’s voice. You long and need to hear a fresh word directly from HIM!
- You were BORN TO BLOOM and you know it! You just need a little inspiration, equipping and encouragement for this season of life!
- You are ready for an intimate retreat that will help you Dig in and Design a healthier lifestyle, a plan for personal growth.
- Your SOUL NEEDS ATTENTION. You know you need some time apart to feed your faith, confidence, calling and clarity.
- You are exhausted and just need to take a deep breath to revive your role as a wife, mother, and leader or care giver.
- YOU desperately need to indulge in a bit of Self Care with some fun gifts and surprises!
- IT IS TIME to plant some fresh vitality into your life, business or current ministry.
- You heart yearns to PLAY a little with a few girlfriends who get who you are and what you do–though crafting and creating.
- Your heart tells you there is something on the horizon that is ready to Bloom! You need some time just to stop for a while so that you can get some clarity about a new idea and some tangible action items to take home and GROW!
- All of the above!
IF YOU’RE NODDING YOUR HEAD AND SHOUTING “YES! YES! THAT’S ME!” YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE. WE CAN’T WAIT TO WELCOME YOU TO REST QUEST 2017!
Bring a girlfriend or come alone and join us!
Sign up HERE NOW!
Only 12 women will be registered!!
What Our Time Together will Look Like:
We want to make your experience as easy as possible!
Simply arrive in Asheville, NC (an easy flight from most anywhere and a wonderfully easy airport to navigate), take an Uber, cab or rental car to The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, and the Quest team will take care of the rest.
Airport transportation is not provided, but upon registration, we will provide you with shuttle and rental car information as well as attempt to connect attendees to share rides.
About The Cove
Click to download the Cove Brochure.
Check into your ROOM by 3 pm, unpack, explore and settle in with beverages and small bites in our gathering room.
Around 5 pm we will meet for dinner and get through that NOT SO AWKWARD get to know one another time!
We’ll kick-off our weekend with a casual welcome party and some good ole’ fashioned Southern hospitality. Expect socializing with new friends, spectacular sweets and a few fun surprises while the sun goes down!
After dinner we will all gather for welcome time with Pat and some creative fun that sets the stage for the weekend getaway and PROMISES to get the REST QUEST started with freedom, fun and fellowship!
Check in after 3 pm. You will be greeted at registration and directed to your room.
When you are ready, we’ll come together for a “girls gathering and goodies” and some ROCKING CHAIRS on the porch.
Everyone meets for dinner at 6pm in the dining room.
The intimate dinner will be our time to get to know YOU. What are you hoping to accomplish this weekend?
Friday Night: SESSION ONE: What IS Lectio Divina?!!
Pat will share the REST QUEST mission of LECTIO DIVINA and her trademark tools. Ladies will receive their own “QUEST GUIDE” as well as the materials the group will be using for the weekend.
A very early morning corporate prayer time will be offered.
Meet for breakfast at 8am (or not ☺ you are FREE to sleep in)
Saturday Morning: SESSION TWO–KNOWING!
Madeleine L ‘Engle compared prayer and meditation to planting seeds in the ground: “They go down in silence and they stay in silence and in the dark. Then, a few little green shoots come up. It is the same way with us spiritually, what we put down before the Lord, in the quiet places of our soul, will without quest, begin to sprout life!”
Followed by Lectio Divina
Lunch and Leisure
Options: QUEST GUIDE, nap, walk, personal photo-shoot, rocking chair chats, talk over tea & coffee!
Optional: Private ministry and prayer time.
Saturday Afternoon: SESSION THREE–HEARING
“The Bible is not only a book which was once spoken, but a book which is now speaking….If you would follow on to know the Lord, come at once to the open Bible expecting it to speak to you.”
-A. W. Tozer
Saturday Evening Dinner
After Dinner Gathering: SESSION FOUR: RECEIVING
“On the first day, God did a whole new thing. He made something out of nothing. Where there was a void, He filled it. Where there was no substance or form, He created shapes, color and reality—with deep beauty. And even after one day, one evening and one morning of Genesis moments, the world was changed forever!”
-Jill Briscoe, Barefoot In My Heart
This session will be about RECEIVING all that God has spoken and shown us in just a weekend. He can. He will.
Sunday Morning: CLOSING SESSION—BLESSED to BLESS!
Early girl morning walk & reflection time
Sunday morning—prayer, praise and worship
Our Weekend together will leave you with a HANDS ON—TAKE AWAY and personally designed REST QUEST tool for taking what God has shown you during the retreat and applying it to your own life. You will not leave this retreat with a notebook full of someone else’s inspiration and Word from God.
You will leave with God’s PERSONAL WORD for YOU!
*It’s a guarantee! You will leave for Home—Rested, Refreshed and Renewed!!
What Your registration includes:
- 2 Nights/3 Days of PRIVATE ROOM, cozy mountain lodge accommodations with rocking chairs, covered decks & spectacular views.
- ALL meals and drinks from arrival at the property to departure.
- Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between, featuring locally-sourced and freshly prepared cuisine. We promise you won’t go hungry! This is NOT your normal “retreat” food!
- Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday morning designed for you with Word, Worship and Whimsy to INSPIRE your mind, body and spirit!
- Opportunity for up close and personal conversations with speakers and other attendees through planned workshops and rocking chats!
- Love gifts and surprises? We do too! Prepare for some wonderful swag from our sponsors.
We do expect to sell out as we have every other experience!
Completed Payment before 5/1* $879.00
$200.00 NON REFUNDABLE* DEPOSIT RESERVES YOUR PLACE!
$679.00 Balance can be paid via Pay Pal as needed until May 1.
*Balance paid after May 1 will have a late fee of $100 applied.
Registrant Notes: ALL payments must be completed prior to 5/1 unless arrangements have been made in writing.
ALL payments are NON REFUNDABLE. Registration may be transferred upon written approval.
*OPTIONAL DOUBLE/Shared room rates available upon request.
Bonus Day Option:
Extra REST DAY at The Cove (3 nights/4 Days)
Private Coaching Session with Pat on Thursday — Incoming Bonus Day
2 Rest Quest Follow Up Coaching Calls with Bonus Group
Discounted Follow-up Personal Coaching plan with Pat
Regular Fee $ 1275.00
$200.00 NON REFUNDABLE* DEPOSIT RESERVES YOUR PLACE!
$ 1o75.00 Balance can be paid via Pay Pal as needed until May 1.
This is a UNIQUE BOUTIQUE RETREAT!! Only 12 women will be accepted! REST QUEST is an investment in your life, ministry, mission and is not refundable due to the limited number of guests and our required investment.
Registration may be transferred upon application and approval of the recipient.
Once the deposit is paid you will receive a personalized questionnaire that will help us to make your weekend unforgettable!!
About Pat Layton
Pat is a passionate and inspiring leader who, during her 25 years in full time ministry, founded a variety of non-profit ministries including A Woman’s Place Pregnancy Resource Center in Tampa, Florida; a Christian Adoption Agency; an abstinence education program and Surrendering the Secret, an international post abortion recovery program.
Pat is a busy Speaker, Writer and Life Coach specializing in “Dream Design” for women. She is a published author of 6 books. Her post abortion recovery bible study Surrendering the Secret was published by Lifeway in 2008; her personal testimony A Surrendered Life was released by Baker books in August 2014 and her newest book called Life UnStuck: Finding Peace with the Past, Purpose in the Present and Passion for the Future was released in Spring 2015!
She is wife of 40 years, Mom of 3, Mother in “love” of 3 and “G” (grandmother) of 5 (3 boys and 2 girls). She and her husband Mike have been a part of Grace Family Church in Tampa, Florida for over 20 years. Every spare moment that is not filled with “all of the above” is stolen for rocking on her front porch drinking sweet tea and reading a decorating magazine.
You can join her in the adventure of faith at www.patlayton.net where she shares it all, including the sweet tea!