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Lenten Retreat 2016 (March 18-19)

  • Fairfax Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church 3810 Meredith Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 (map)

For God So Loved…

Love is a character attribute of God, not just an emotion toward us.  This love for us is completed through the crucifixion and resurrection of his beloved son, Jesus.

Join us as we explore the truth that For God So Loved… where we will look at the crucifixion from Father God’s perspective and discover how deeply we are loved. David and Jan Takle will guide the participants through the powerful tool of conversational prayer, interactive exercises, thought provoking discussion and plenty of space for contemplation and reflection with God.  The retreat will conclude with a worship service to include communion.

The Retreat

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Christ Lutheran Evangelical Church, 3810 Meredith Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Friday March 18, 2016

Saturday March 19, 2016

$120 per person (walk-in registration)
Registration includes a workbook and light refreshments and snacks plus lunch on Saturday. Scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, please contact Deborah Torres at

Online registration and payment closes March 11, 2016.
If you are mailing in a payment, envelope must be postmarked March 11, 2016.

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By check
Please make checks out to Church of the Apostles
Memo: Lenten Retreat

Mail to:
Church of the Apostles
10195 Main Street, Suite T
Fairfax, VA 22031

Visit and click the "online giving" link is at the bottom right of the page. Enter in the dollar amount under the "Healing Center Class" section and in the blank next to that write "Lenten Retreat."

The Lenten Retreat is sponsored by the Healing Center at Church of the Apostles, if you have further questions you can email

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Our Speakers David and Jan Takle are both ordained ministers and they currently live in High Point, North Carolina. David is an author of several books devoted to spiritual growth and development, and is also the creator of Forming: Change by Grace, a very experiential course in Christian formation. David holds a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary with a concentration in Christian Formation.

Jan earned her Master’s degree in Social Work, and she is currently focusing on an inner healing prayer ministry, helping people get free from the things that hinder their walk with God. She is well versed in the Life Model from Shepherd’s House and the Immanuel Approach to inner healing that was pioneered by Karl Lehman.

Both David and Jan trained with Shepherd’s House in Pasadena and worked with their staff for nearly 10 years. That experience provided them with unique exposure to the latest advances in the Christian understanding of human development and the ways God intended for us to grow and mature both as Christians and as human beings.

David and Jan have an extensive website,  that contains dozens of helpful articles and meditations on the Christian life, as well as the most complete description of the Forming course available on line.

Lenten Retreat 2016 Agenda

Worship will be interspersed throughout the two days, as well as opportunities for quiet time/meditation and small group sharing.

Friday Evening

Bridges to Hearing God: each section will include some brief teaching and then opportunity to respond through different exercises (familiar to those who have taken the Forming class)

  1. Reflection
  2. Connection
  3. Reception
  4. Appreciation
  5. Intention


Building a secure attachment to God: discussion, activities and reflections that will help us to understand our attachment style and to tips/practices to build a more secure attachment

  1. Seeing the Cross from God’s perspective: This teaching and interactive experience will be to understand God’s love in action toward us

  2. Interactive Prayer Stations: Participants will have the opportunity to “walk through” and interact with God through meditation, music, art, creative expression to experience His presence and to gain a greater comprehension of His love for us.

  3. Eucharist & Testimony