lunchLunchtime at ALR -- we have some fabulous cooks!

Is ALR affiliated with any church or denomination?
What should I bring?
How did the retreat get started?
Why Fort Flagler?
How do I get there?
Why a "silent" retreat?
Is the retreat just for couples?
Can I bring my dog with me?


Is ALR affiliated with any church or denomination?
The retreat is open to people from all Christian denominations and is not affiliated with any particular denomination. Our goal is not to take people from "point A to point B", but to simply provide a place where the Holy Spirit can be the teacher to the individual believer.

What should I bring?
You should bring the following items (See our What to Pack page for a more complete list):

Bible
Notebook
Study aids
Sleeping bag or bedding
Toiletries/towels
Warm clothing
Rain gear
Sturdy footwear
Snacks
Double sheet (to hang over your doorway -- the dorm rooms do not have doors)

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How did the retreat get started?
The first ALR was in the Fall of 1986. It was originally organized as a retreat for small group leaders. It quickly became obvious that God intended the retreat to be open to all believers -- a place to get away from the busy-ness of life and listen for His still small voice. Learn more about ALR

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Why Fort Flagler?
Fort Flagler was chosen as the location of the Abundant Life Retreat because of its remote (yet accessible) location and the incredible beauty of its surroundings. Learn more about Fort Flagler

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How do I get there?
See our driving directions and maps for detailed information.

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Why a "silent" retreat?
Life is full of noise. Multiple issues are always clamoring for our attention. The art of silence has been lost in our culture -- we immediately feel uncomfortable when confronted with it. Yet our Creator calls us to "be still" and to know that He is God. Jesus himself often took time to get alone and draw strength from the father. Our purpose is simply to provide you a place to do just that. Don't worry though, the retreat isn't TOTALLY silent! See the schedule for more information. Find out about the discussion times

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Is the retreat just for couples?
Absolutely not! The retreat is open to singles, couples, teens and adults. The blending of the generations makes for rich interaction during the discussion times.

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Can I bring my dog with me?
Animals are allowed in the park as long as they're kept on a leash. However, animals are NOT allowed in any of the buildings, including our facility. Sorry, park rules.

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