Rest and Renewal Retreat
March 7-10, 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona
Join us in Scottsdale, Arizona for three days of rest and renewal at the Franciscan Renewal Center. Be renewed in relationship with others after two years of being a virtual community.
This event begins Tuesday morning with breakfast and a light conversation. Tuesday and Wednesday is yours to hike trails, meditate in the gardens, relax by the pool, attend MLB Spring Training, or explore the Phoenix area. Launchpad and our friends at W/ Collective will curate some options for engaging in prayer practices and meditation throughout. Everything will be optional. This is your time to choose what you need to rest and recharge. Our time will conclude Thursday morning.
You are welcome to arrive as early as Monday and leave as late as Thursday morning. Your rate will vary based on occupancy and your length of stay. Most meals are included with your lodging. Choose from a double or single room.
Book early as availability at the Center is limited and March is a peak season. If rooms fill up, Launchpad has a block of rooms at a nearby hotel. Email Jen for more information.
See below for answers to additional questions.
Staying elsewhere/locals: $175
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the retreat?
It’s a 20 minute Uber/Lyft ride from the Phoenix airport to the Franciscan Renewal Center. Hiking trails, shopping and other options for things to do off-site are all 10-20 minutes away by Uber/Lyft as well. Some locals may be available to help with transportation if needed. Free parking is available for guests at The Casa (the lodging section of the Franciscan Renewal Center).
What are my lodging options?
The Casa offers double rooms with two full beds or single rooms with one bed. Handicap accessible rooms may be available if needed. All rooms feature private, ensuite baths, wifi on campus and access to the outdoor pool. Check in is 4pm and check out is 10am. Launchpad suggests you stay for 2 or 3 nights (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday). View a map of the Renewal Center campus here.
What meals are included with my booking?
The Center prepares most of our meals. All meals are Chef’s choice and served buffet style in the Casa dining room with Covid-19 precautions in place. Dietary needs can be arranged prior to arrival by emailing Jennifer Fisher. Meals are served at 8am-9am (breakfast), 12pm-1pm (lunch), 6pm-7pm (dinner). Alcohol is not allowed on the Center campus, but Launchpad will arrange for opportunities for evening drinks off-site. We also hope to host a poolside picnic on an evening when the most participants are available.
Will there be any programming during the retreat?
This retreat is focused on rest and relationship, so while we will offer some programming, it will be very light. We want you to feel comfortable to use this retreat as you need it most. Come with your full staff or a colleague or come on your own. Use it as a meetup with other pastors and leaders you’ve been wanting to see. You can socialize as little or as much as you like. Launchpad will reserve some meeting spaces, but small meeting rooms are also available to rent for a small fee if you would like to meet with your own team. Use this time for your personal needs, but enjoy the benefit of relaxing in community with like-minded colleagues across the country in your down time.