3rd Annual With Inc. Retreat
November 5th-7th, 2021
With Inc. is hosting a spiritual retreat entitled Rest in the Wrestle. Come and join us as we think and talk together about how God calls out to us and joins us in the midst of our suffering and unexpectedly inspires us with the better hope of knowing him and ourselves as we live life together in community. We’ll be reflecting on the life of the apostle Paul in the book of Philippians to discover and learn about Paul’s view of how suffering leads us to Rest in the Wrestle.
What if God planned for us to experience our deepest joy and rest as we journey through the desert and wilderness of our deepest fears and sorrows, together?
Who Is This For?
Rest in the Wrestle is designed for anyone feeling stuck, disappointed, baffled by life, or struggling to find hope. Perhaps you can relate to some of the things past attendees have been wrestling with:
- Feeling miserable at work
- A struggling marriage
- Grieving the loss of a loved one
- Weariness in ministry
- Fighting to overcome an addiction
- Questioning things but afraid to talk to anyone about it
- A single person afraid to hope and unsure how to fit into a world of couples
- Just needing some encouragement
Come join us for an intimate weekend of discussion and reflection as we learn what it means to rest in the wrestle of life.
We’ll be staying at The Cove, nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains near Asheville, NC. This beautiful location will be the setting for a weekend of community, reflection, and renewal.
I can honestly say I have never been part of a retreat like this. In a world where everyone has strong and differing opinions which has led to the ending of relationships, this was a refreshing time. We were given the space to wrestle with things we have been afraid to voice and yet we were met with love and curiosity by our speaker and the other attendees. I am going back!
– 2018 attendee
We’ll have group sessions and times for worship and prayer along with personal time to journal and reflect. There will also be free time to take a hike, soak up the sun, and enjoy the peaceful setting.
Last year’s retreat was a significant confidence boost in both my walk with Jesus and in the calling He’s placed on my life in this season. I was in a season of doubt and discouragement and the With retreat created a healthy space biblically and emotionally to help me move forward.
– Campus ministry pastor and father of two
- 4:00PMCheck-in at The Cove main building
- Dinner is on your own
- 6:30PMSession One
- 7:30AMBreakfast at The Cove main dining room
- 9:00AMSession Two
- 10:30AMSession Three
- Lunch on your own and free afternoon
- 5:30PMDinner together in the main dining room
- 6:30PMSession Four
- 7:30AMBreakfast at The Cove main dining room
- 9:00AMSession Five and closing
Kent & Karla Denlinger
Kent Denlinger served as the pastor of Valley Springs Fellowship in Warsaw, Indiana for 32 years. For the past 15 years, he has also worked for NewWay Ministries as a spiritual director at the School of Spiritual Direction and at the NextStep School. After retiring from the pastorate in 2018, Kent has worked as a corporate chaplain for a pharmaceutical company in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kent has a Masters in Counseling degree as well as a Master of Divinity degree, both from Grace Theological Seminary. In 2010, he completed a Doctorate of Ministry in Spiritual Direction from Gordon-Conwell.
Kent is married to Karla, and they have two adult children and four grandchildren. He enjoys watching sports, doing home projects and playing golf.
After serving 32 years alongside the people of Valley Springs Fellowship in Warsaw, Indiana, Karla now resides in Cincinnati with her husband Kent. Karla has her Masters in Counseling and is a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Karla has served as a spiritual director for the School of Spiritual Direction and NextStep for the past 15 years. In addition, she has spoken at retreats and offers ongoing spiritual direction to numerous individuals in a variety of settings.
Karla enjoys being a grandma to her four grandchildren. She also enjoys painting, reading and a good latte.
Beth calls Knoxville, Tennessee home. She has worked in ministry settings for 21 years. In 2012 Beth graduated from Richmont Graduate University with her MA in Couseling. She specializes in spiritual direction and loves looking at what Scripture has to say about caring for our souls and relating to and with one another.
We’ve reserved spots for 30 attendees, and they’re filling up fast!
The cost covers lodging, two breakfasts and one dinner.
For singles: $325
For couples: $650
Registration deadline is October 1st and is nonrefundable.