About A Sacred Rest Quest
The definition of Quest is to search or seek for; pursue as if on a treasure hunt!
A Scared 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!”
A Sacred Rest Quest PRMOISES a UNIQUE “QUEST” ADVENTURE!!
Each QUEST focuses on a unique theme designed to offer women a place of restoration, renewal and revival of her hopes, dreams and the longing of her heart!
Other than an occasional larger event these retreats and masterminds are limited to just a few women. A Scared Rest Quest has room for no more than 30 women!
Every QUEST is designed to provide women with a place to get away alone or with a close friend to experience an encounter and adventure with God! At every QUEST she will find a place of rest, pampering and someone else to do all the work!
The primary activity of a REST QUEST is–get ready—REST! Rest of God! Rest in prayer! Rest in worship! Rest in pampering! Rest in sharing!
At this “Unique Boutique Retreat,” Hostess’s Pat Layton and Dr Saundra Dalton Smith invite you to join them and a small group of women for a time “set apart” for pampering, prayer 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!
Dr Saundra will share daily inspirational coaching and guidance while I (Pat) will be sharing the ancient pattern of LECTIO DIVINA which simply means reading and resting in God’s good 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.
We offer a variety of QUEST seasonal adventures each year set amongst…..
Still quiet lakes.
All from a rocking chair, hammock or stretched out blanket!
This Sacred Rest Quest will be offered at the lovely Callaway Gardens Resort and Spa right smack in the middle of blooming season!
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 A Sacred Rest Quest Retreat!
Although facilitated by Dr Saundra and Pat this personal QUEST is strategically designed as a time of shared teaching, learning, an 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 Rest Quest is a UNIQUE (not your normal retreat experience) BOUTIQUE (only for small groups of women) RETREAT (an intimate encounter with Jesus)
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EVERY SINGLE QUEST EVENT HAS RECEIVED 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK!
I had so many favorite parts of this event from the idyllic pastoral setting, to the camaraderie of the group, to the worship times, to the creative process of my QUEST guide, to the times of sharing. Still, the most favorite part is that you allowed space and time for God to speak and move. The time I spent with The Lord during those 2 days was invaluable and I came away with some clear direction and next steps. I appreciate the way you recognized the crux of the conference was to hear from God, even if it felt a little awkward at first. Once I had permission to do that, I opened myself up to the possibility of HIM and that HE wanted to speak to me. I loved every part of my QUEST.” -June Rest Quest Attendee