Rest in the Wrestle Retreat

4th Annual With Inc. Retreat

November 4th-6th, 2022

The Cove
Asheville, NC

With Inc. is hosting our 4th annual spiritual retreat entitled Rest in the Wrestle. The last year has left a lot of us numb. Every day can seem like the day before and we wonder “When things will be ‘normal’?”  We are living with loss, division, relational struggles, unmet longings, and with a thirst for The Trinity to speak into the deep places in our soul; the place where hope resides, even though at times it may seem veiled.

We will always have struggles and have wrestled in our lives, but God gives an invitation to rest in the wrestle, knowing he is forming us and he is WITH us. He is committed to our good and to reminding us that our truest identity is son or daughter.

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
  • Questioning things but afraid to talk to anyone about it
  • Anyone 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.

The Experience

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.

The Cove aerial view in autumn
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.

A group of women praying
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

The Schedule


  • 4:00 PM Check-in at The Cove main building
  • Dinner is on your own
  • 6:30 PM Session One
The Cove Training Center lobby


  • 8:00 AM Breakfast in The Cove main dining room
  • 9:00 AM Session Two
  • 10:15 AM Break
  • 10:30 AMSession Three
  • Lunch on your own and free afternoon
  • 6:00 PM Dinner together in the main dining room
  • 7:00 PMSession Four
The Cove outdoor stairway at the training center


  • 8:00 AM Breakfast at The Cove main dining room
  • 9:00 AM Session Five and closing
The Cove dining room

Your Speakers

Kent & Karla Denlinger

Kent and Karla DenlingerKent 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 Wayland

Beth Wayland headshotBeth 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.

The Details

We’ve reserved spots for 30 attendees, and they’re filling up fast!

The cost covers lodging, two breakfasts and one dinner.
For singles: $375
For couples: $695

Registration deadline is October 1st and is nonrefundable.

Register Here