The definition of Quest is to search or seek for; pursue as if on a treasure hunt!
Rest Quest is a personal encounter and adventure with God! The Vision of every Quest is to inspire hope, restoration, and dream catching for women in various seasons of life through a variety of unique retreat adventures!
“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
WHY REST QUEST?
Because it’s TIME!
Because You are ready to experience life differently.
You are ready to experience God’s Word differently.
You are ready for a change of pace from the same spiritual hoops you have jumped through year after year.
You are ready to hear God’s voice for yourself.
You are ready for a change of course, change of results or change of scenery!
You are ready for an adventure of faith!
There comes a time in the life of every woman when what we have always done to inspire our faith journey, the conferences we have attended, the amazing teachers we have learned from, the Bible study systems we have used for so many years need a breath of fresh air. Sometimes this yearning is sparked by a recent loss or life transition. Sometimes it is simply a feeling of dissatisfaction or maybe a feeling of lost inspiration for God’s Word. As women, the demands of life and the daily requirements placed upon us to meet the needs of those we love, shift us out of balance and create a feeling of loneliness or disconnect smack in the middle of the madness.
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!”
THE KEY ACTIVITY of a REST QUEST is experiencing the ancient pattern of LECTIO DIVINA which simply means reading and resting in God’s WORD! This is a beautiful method of taking a portion of scripture and allow God to press it deep into your heart through prayer, journaling, art, creativity and a sweet encounter with nature and the beautify of God’s creation.
A Life Changing ADVENTURE!!
What You WILL Find — REST and RESTORATION!
The primary activity of a REST QUEST is–get ready—REST! The primary activity of FREEDOM QUEST is peace, purpose and passion.
Rest of God! Rest in prayer! Rest in worship! Rest in pampering! Rest in nature! Rest in sharing!
At QUEST RETREATS hostess Pat Layton invites you to join a small group of women for a time “set apart” for pampering, prayer, healing and a bit of fresh focus. Each retreat offers a strategic theme that always includes a MATCHLESS ENCOUNTER with The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit!
Rest Quest is designed to offer you a personal encounter with Jesus and a chance for you to go directly to YOUR SOURCE for some fresh found Peace, Purpose and Passion!
What you WILL NOT find at ANY Quest Retreat!
As for EVERY QUEST–this personal retreat is strategically designed as a time of shared teaching, learning, and offering of gifts and talents, giving, receiving, blessing, and being blessed!
We believe that God has deposited an anointing into every woman, that He speaks to each of us personally and intimately and that gift MUST BE unwrapped and shared in community.
Bible conferences, biblically sound teaching, exhortation and organized studies are CRITICAL to the growth and accountability of every believer. At the same time, it is equally critical, if not more so, for every CALLED woman of God to be challenged, inspired and encouraged to listen for that “still small voice of God” for herself, her family and her ministry.
Far too often we leave fabulous conferences filled with spirit-filled teaching that fills our notebooks but do not translate into our everyday life. A Quest is a UNIQUE (not your normal retreat experience) BOUTIQUE (only for small groups of women) RETREAT (an intimate encounter with Jesus)
EVERY SINGLE QUEST EVENT HAS RECEIVED 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK!