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Personal Christian Retreat: An Outline for Spiritual Renewal

Regardless of how much or how little of the above information you use, do this simple exercise at the end. It makes a personal Christian retreat more than a one time event, but rather part of your ongoing sanctification. Ask God to show you one thing you should do differently because of your time. Remember: Salvation costs you nothing, but discipleship costs you everything.

“What a man is on his knees, that he is, and nothing more.” John Owen

This article about taking a personal Christian retreat originally appeared here.

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Alvin L. Reid (born 1959) serves as Professor of Evangelism and Student Ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he has been since 1995. He is also the founding Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism. Alvin and his wife Michelle have two children: Joshua, a senior at The College at Southeastern, and Hannah, a senior at Wake Forest Rolesville High School. Recently he became more focused at ministry in his local church by being named Young Professionals Director at Richland Creek Community Church. Alvin holds the M.Div and the Ph.D with a major in evangelism from Southwestern Seminary, and the B.A. from Samford University. He has spoken at a variety of conferences in almost every state and continent, and in over 2000 churches, colleges, conferences and events across the United States.