First published on this website in March 2010 and last updated in February 2014
These notes put the case for what is termed a 'planning retreat'. They explain what this concept is, a combination of both a planning session and a spiritual retreat, to review the past, analyse the present and plan for the future.
They describe how it can be done, whether monthly, termly or annually, and cite Bishop Stephen Cottrell and John Stott who both recommend something similar.
The notes conclude with how this idea works out in practice in the author's life.
Here is the link to this item: TN54 - Creating space for a Planning Retreat.pdf
These notes have been updated in February 2014 with minor amendments throughout the text.