Pastors Marriage Retreat - Preregistration | Focus on the Family Australia
Pastors Marriage Retreat - Preregistration

Upcoming Retreats

  • Tuesday October 12th - Thursday 14th in Victoria (Foothills Conference Centre, Mooroolbark, Yarra Ranges)

FOCUSING ON: Understanding the unique challenges marriages face in church leadership | Communication and conflict | Sexual intimacy | Re-igniting romance

Guest Speakers

Dr. Allan & Helen Meyer
Careforce Lifekeys

Dr. Allan and Helen Meyer are the co-founders of Careforce Lifekeys, a Ministry that releases healing, discipleship and evangelism in more than 2300 churches and organisations in over twenty countries around the world. Allan holds a Doctor of Ministry. Helen holds Masters degrees in Counselling, Adult Education and Science and Medicine Sexual Health. Allan and Helen have been married for 52 years, they have a daughter and three sons and 12 grandchildren.

Brett & Kate Ryan
Focus on the Family Aus.

Brett is currently the CEO of Focus on the Family Australia, previously family pastor for 12 years at Citylife. Prior to this he was acting charge nurse in emergency at a major Victorian hospital. His wife Kate taught as sports co-ordinator from prep to Year 12 at Waverley Christian College and is currently studying a post graduate certificate in applied neuroscience. Brett and Kate have been married for 31 years, they have three young men, two beautiful daughter in-laws and a grandson.

Retreat Details

Retreat runs from Friday evening to Sunday Lunch
Places are limited to 35 couples.

Cost to attend
Our pastors retreats are far more than just a weekend away, they are designed to be a unique experience allowing opportunity to learn, grow and reflect. All of the speakers and the material they present have been carefully put together to help you get the most out of your time away. The course material has been developed specifically to reflect the understanding of the unique pressures that being in ministry can have on your marriage and family. Our goal is to create an environment where you have the time and uninterrupted opportunity to really focus on your marriage. This will in turn bless you and encourage you in your ministry.

We also want to also spoil you as a couple with good food and beautiful surroundings. Putting on an event like this requires considerable cost, as such, while trying to keep costs to a minimum, we sincerely hope you will see the worthwhile investment that it is for the long term health of your marriage. Each retreat will cost $1,500 per couple and is GST inclusive. An investment worth making, we assure you.

**Cancellation incurs increasing cost as it draws closer to the event and due to booking of the venue, there are no refunds less than 14 days from the event.

Retreat includes:
2 nights in executive suites (king bed/twin king singles)
All high quality meals from Tuesday night dinner through to Thursday lunch and includes a gourmet 3 course meal date night.
8 sessions including question time and workshop material on how to improve the health and well being of your marriage.


What is a Pastor's Marriage Retreat?
Great question! A pastor's marriage retreat is an opportunity for you and your spouse to get away from the busyness of life to spend time building your marriage intentionally, so it stands the test of time. It is specifically designed with pastors in mind, understanding the pressures that life in ministry can place on a marriage. Our speakers are uniquely placed to speak into this space having lived and experienced life in ministry for themselves and their families. They will offer tools and methods to deal with the most significant challenges surrounding marriage and ministry as couples. Leave with your marriage refreshed and renewed for the next chapter of your married life and ministry.

But my marriage isn’t in trouble?
This is the best time of all to seek assistance to make your marriage be the best it can be. We firmly believe that prevention is the best solution. Getting tools and methods on how to deal with issues as they inevitably arise can make all the difference later on down the road. There is plenty of time for just you and your spouse to have one on one time together, enjoying each other and the time away.

We can’t afford it.
If affordability is an issue for you or your church, we can discuss your situation with you to see how we can assist. There are also options of paying by instalments.

Places are limited and filled on a first come-first served basis. As retreats fill up you can be placed on our wait-list.

Both your spouse and yourself, including last names.
(eg. special requirements, comments)