Punta Cana, DR
January 14-17, 2022
If you're a travel-loving Christian who's sick of hearing rest is only for vacations and God is only for Sundays, then come join us in Punta Cana for a faith-filled getaway among new found friends!
Sitting by the edge of the pool with drink in hand, feeling the warm tropical breeze tickle your face...
...it's a relaxing way to watch the sunset after a day exploring Higuey with the locals and reflecting on God's Word with the group.
Laughter fills the air as your new found friends recount the stories from the day... wandering through local shops, visiting the the Basílica de Higüey as they prepared for the Virgen de Altagracia celebrations, and trying the mashed plantains (Mangu).
Admiring the turquoise waters surrounding your peaceful getaway you sip your tea, and are relieved that you are finally here... reframing the way you think about resting in God on a daily basis!
(Can relaxation always look like this?)
Oh, the marvels of the Dominican Republic!
Let me tell you more...
You know that God desires to be the center of all that we do...
...but imagine what could happen when travel-motivated Christians like YOU - gather together to bring Christ into the center of your adventures and conversations!
You will be transformed, as you focus on God's handiwork being the core of all things, including our rest!
Just because God calls us to "Recline At The Table" with Him (Luke 13:29) - doesn't mean we can't embrace our adventurous spirit!
After all, rest comes in many forms - especially when the unique people of God's creation come together to retreat!
NOW is the time to learn how to joyfully rest while being surrounded by a community of believers!
Recline At The Table in Punta Cana is the #1 place to rediscover the importance of rest and Christian community!
So tell me, is this you?
You are longing for a more leisurely schedule that honors rest instead of busyness
You know that God has called you to vacation in a way that gives Him glory
You are constantly dreaming of seeing the sights- there is so much to learn from the diverse people and cultures God created!
You are seeking to build authentic Christian friendships who can cheer you on and hold you accountable as you learn and grow
You value learning - even retreats can teach us what a life of trusting, seeking, and resting in God can look like
You make an effort to try new things, even when they are a challenge
You are looking for an occasion to getaway from the hustle and bustle to invest in yourself and your relationship with God!
If you answered "YES" to five of these or more, then this retreat was designed with YOU in mind...
You will LOVE attending Recline At The Table in Punta Cana in January.
It's 4 days of restful relationship with the Lord while daily exploring what Punta Cana has to offer!
This destination was chosen with YOU in mind. Together we will learn how to enjoy the leisurely pace of the island while focusing our adventures on Christ.
This oasis, with an adult exclusive Zen Oasis, is the perfect place to recharge your relationship with the Lord and reaffirm your peaceful spirit.
Not only will you create life-long friendships, but more importantly YOU will rediscover your God-given peace of mind and joyful spirit!
By the end of the trip you will have gained...
So what can you expect if you join us for our four day/three night Recline At The Table retreat in Punta Cana with other Christian travelers?
- Well, what if you found lifelong Christian friends that were excited to accompany you on your next adventure?
-What if, you went home equipped to replace busyness with a life full of restful breaks and attentiveness to God's presence?
-What if, you joined us in large group & small group devotions to unpack the spiritual truths of resting with our Savior?
-What if you kept a journal of your travels, that was full of God sightings and adventures that you were able to take home and share with your friends and family?
- What if, you got to enjoy your own personal haven that left you feeling refreshed and at peace, as you spent time with the Lord?
-And what if, you not only grew spiritually but also courageously as you tried local delicacies and wandered through local markets among the company of new found friends?
Would THAT retreat be life changing?
Of course it would be!
Here's the thing: BEFORE you even set foot out the door, you can begin to make those powerful connections!
To ensure that you get the most out of this event, we will gather together twice before the event for virtual meetups where you will get to know the other participants and learn how to prepare for our trip together!
By the end of the four days the group will have become each others accountability, inspiration, and motivation to bring Christ-centered rest back into your day-to-day adventures!
This is your chance to refocus and recharge among other travel-loving Christians!
We are in this together. Changing the conversation around work & travel - to focus on God-given rest - starts with YOU!
The Christ-centered retreat is here!
Are you ready to be apart of it?
Punta Cana Club Med overlooks the Caribbean sea - your energy levels soar as you enjoy delicious delectable on the tropical beach shore.
The resort has panoramic views of turquoise waters and brags of three outdoor pools, unlimited water & land sports, an adult exclusive Zen Oasis, and energizing massages at their spa.
Every room in Punta Cana is a Superior Room with a sofa, twin bed, and an outdoor balcony!
You will fell like you are relaxing in paradise....
And in true Club Med fashion you will have more land and water sport options than you could dream of!
Punta Cana Club Med boasts of gourmet restaurants with breath taking views. Try their international cuisine or delicious local dishes, or head to the beach lounge to try their bold "Sea, Salt, & Fire!"
You won't have to worry about getting up early for breakfast as their restaurants serve late meals - allowing you to enjoy meals on island time.
Of course, no trip to Punta Cana would be complete without getting to know the locals! Our group will be doing some unique excursions in the area!
And don't worry - you will still have a free day to do your own adventuring in the area - explore the coves, bays, and waterfalls at Samana Peninsula, go ziplining at Hoyo Azul & Scape Park, ride horse back along the beach, take a tour on ATVs, or simply lounge by the pool!
**I'm not sure exactly what we'll be doing yet - depends on Covid restrictions (I will update you as it gets closer)
But here are some things I have in mind:
Tour Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
Stop at local markets
Visit a cocoa bean plantation
Go snorkeling with dolphins
Zipline through the forest
Learn to dance the bachata
Trapeze & aerial silks
Paddle boarding, kayaking
Tennis, archery, and beach volleyball
Four tranquil days of community building, devotions, and adventures
Four star accommodations double occupancy, Superior Rooms
Three delectable dinners
Two savory lunches
Three delightful breakfasts
VIP welcome party with hors d'oeuvres
Group excursions - unfortunately, we can't tell you what they are right now, but we promise they'll be epic!
Transportation from the airport to the hotel and back
Round-trip airfaire from home to the resort
Transportation and activities around the town on your free day
Personal, medical, or trip cancellation insurance
Any shopping, spa, taxis, laundry services, or other purchasable items
If you would like additional help booking flights and activities, or want to stay for an additional night - or three- please let reach out to us! We would love to be your personal travel consultants. You give us a call at 615.241.2151.
Meet the Host
Sarah loves seeing the world and finds joy in exploring with others. She believes that traveling is a powerful way to understand God's vast love and majesty!
She has traveled to nine countries across three continents, and she knows how important community can be when you're traveling. God's presence is felt the most when stepping away from the busy routines at home into the unknowns of adventure. She's seen Him show up in some of the most unthinkable circumstances and believes He is the source of all peace!
Sarah is excited to get to pour into YOU during this retreat as you discover God's many wonders and invest in your rest!
Many of you have genuine questions about what the travel restrictions or expectations will be due to Covid. We believe that God has made each individual capable of assessing their own risk & liability, and therefore we will do our best to share information with you to help you make a decision as to whether or not this trip is something they feel comfortable attending.
Do I need to be vaccinated to attend?
This retreat will follow restrictions and local guidelines for the area. As of June 9th, Punta Cana Club Med was requiring attendees at the resort to either have proof of being fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR/Antibody test 72 hours prior to arrival. For a full list of Punta Cana Club Med's expectations, please visit their website.
Will we be required to wear masks while at the resort?
Masks are required at Club Med resorts while inside of their facilities, but not when roaming around outdoors or soaking up the sunlight at the pool! The latest information can be found on their website.
How will rooming assignments work?
You have the option to purchase a single or double occupancy room, based upon your comfortability and need for space. We believe in your privacy, so we will not be asking individuals if they are vaccinated or not. So if you choose a dual occupancy room, you are accepting the risks associated with room assignments.