Where to Begin
Wellness is a hot topic. Billions are being spent each year, but the return on our investment is pathetic. By every assessment most people today are less healthy (physically, spiritually, emotionally, relationally) than we were 10, 20, 30 years ago. And our children? It is staggering to see the decline.
Jesus never talked about self-care, but He did talk about rest and He lived a life of rhythm. Four distinct rhythms graced Jesus’s life. They emerge from both the Old and New Testaments: Sabbath, Sleep, Personal Prayer (stillness) and Personal Retreat (solitude). When people focus on these four biblical rhythms, the power and purpose of rest becomes compelling and transformative, altering our lives and the lives of those we love. It moves us from self-destruct to vibrancy. It’s a win/win in every way and God gets the Glory.
Below you will find various resources to a new way of life where exhaustion and overload won’t have the final say.
- Read the article Rest in the 21st Century
- Begin a digital journey
- Request a Vantage Point study guide
Begin a digital journey
We have designed a series of blog posts that touch on many of the key aspects of learning to live a rhythm of rest.
- The Rest Revolution
- What’s Your Price Tag?
- That Which Refreshes
- Choose Your Rest
- Where Do You Default?
- 14 Ideas to Combat Cortisol
- Remember the Sabbath
- What Must Follow Conviction
- On Keeping the Sabbath
- What Does Sabbath Rest Look Like?
- On Sabbath in the 21st Century
- An Introduction to Prayer
- God Speaks
- Meeting with God
- Predictable Prayer
- A Few Things I’ve Learned (Dacha)
- Plan B
- On Callings & Commitments
Purchase the Run Hard. Rest Well. Study Guide.
This is a 6-week guide, designed to explore and practice the facets of Biblical rest.
- Week 1: Rest 101
- Week 2: Sleep
- Week 3: Sabbath
- Week 4: Stillness
- Week 5: Solitude
- Week 6: Running the Race
It’s an ideal ministry tool to help individuals, couples, and small groups dive deeper into the rhythms of biblical rest.
The cost is $10.00 +s&h, just fill out this simple form and we’ll contact you to complete your order!
Candid and compelling, Brenda combines 25 years of personal stories and biblical study into a message that alters the trajectory of people’s lives. Are you interested in in bringing the Run Hard. Rest Well. message to your group? Contact Brenda telling us a little about your group, your vision, venue and dates. We’ll get right back to you.
|January 7||Grace College Resident Assistant Training||Winona Lake, IN|
|February 15||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, IN|
|March 2||St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School||Muskego, WI|
|March 9||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, IN|
|March 12||Albion Wesleyan Church||Albion, IN|
|March 14-16||Christian Camp and Conference Association – Regional Conference||Rhinelander, WI|
|March 17-18||Concordia Women’s Retreat||Albion, IN|
|March 26||Albion Wesleyan Church||Albion, IN|
|April 13||Huntington University Graduate Leadership and Counseling Programs – Staff Retreat||Huntington, IN|
|April 20||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, IN|
|April 23||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, IN|
|April 26||Christian Heath Care Center||Wyckoff, NJ|
|April 28||Stones Hill Community Church||Ligonier, IN|
|April 30||Holy Cross Lutheran Church||Fort Wayne, IN|
|May 3||Gateway Woods Staff Retreat|
|May 4||Central Noble HS Health Class||Albion, IN|
|May 9||Pastors Gathering||Pittsburgh, PA|
|May 19||Lead USA Simulcast/Leadership Event||Fort Wayne, IN|
|May 25||Brotherhood Mutual||Fort Wayne, IN|
|June 1||Youth For Christ Leaders|
|June 28||The Rescue Mission||Fort Wayne, IN|
|July 9||Trinity Presbyterian||Fort Wayne, IN|
|July 19||Passport to Innovation for Educators Conference||Fort Wayne, IN|
|Aug 10||St. Paul Lutheran School Staff||Albion, IN|
|Aug 16||St. Paul Lutheran Church Staff Retreat||Arlington Heights, IL|
|Aug 21||Parkview Community Nurses||Fort Wayne, IN|
|September 24||YMCA: Fueling Your Faith||Wolcottville, IN|
|September 28||Trinity Lutheran Church and School Staff||Elkhart, IN|
|September 29||World Gospel Mission – Vantage Point Retreat||Marion, IN|
|October 3||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, IN|
|October 7 – 8||Run Hard. Rest Well. Couples Retreat||Albion, IN|
|October 11-12||Best Practices for Ministry – Heartland Conference||Columbus, IN|
|October 18||The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod Foundation||St. Louis, MO|
|October 21||St. Michael Women’s Retreat||Plymouth, IN|
|October 26||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, IN|
|October 29||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, IN|
|November 3-5||Connect Women’s Retreat||Fort Wayne, IN|
|November 15||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, IN|
|November 15||Pastoral Leadership Institute||New Orleans, LA|
|January 13||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, Indiana|
|January 22-24||New Year’s Women’s Retreat||Albion, Indiana|
|January 28||Grace College Chapel||Winona Lake, Indiana|
|February 7||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, Indiana|
|February 8||IU Health Goshen Hospital||Goshen, Indiana|
|February 20||Women’s Retreat||New Hope Church – Powell, Ohio|
|February 26-27||Taylor University Student Leadership Conference||Upland, Indiana|
|March 8||Huntington College Chapel||Huntington, Indiana|
|March 10||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, Indiana|
|March 12||Trinity Elkhart Women’s Retreat||Elkhart, Indiana|
|March 18-20||Evangelical Church’s Women’s Retreat||Sauder Village, Ohio|
|April 13||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, Indiana|
|April 19||Quaker Haven Women||Syracuse, Indiana|
|April 23||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, Indiana|
|April 24||The Chapel’s Living Proof Class||Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|April 30||Kendallville United Methodist Women’s Retreat||Albion, Indiana|
|May 5||Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Vantage Retreat Follow-Up & Church Initiative Planning
|Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|May 10||HearCare Connections Staff Training Seminar||Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|May 15||Momentum Church||Crown Point, IN|
|May 16||Vantage Point Retreat||Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|May 29||Three Rivers Church||Fort Wayne, IN|
|June 2||Holy Cross Lutheran School||Fort Wayne, IN|
|June 16||Nebraska Initiative||Concordia University – Seward, Nebraska|
|June 20||Coaching Mission International Staff Retreat||Goshen, Indiana|
|June 27||Lutheran Bible Translators and Mission of Christ Network Training Conference||Concordia, Missouri|
|July 15||Parkview Integrative Medicine Team Seminar||Fort Wayne, IN|
|July 17||The Chapel||Fort Wayne, IN|
|July 27||Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Staff Retreat||Fort Wayne, IN|
|August 17||Carmel Lutheran Church Staff Retreat||Carmel, Indiana|
|September 20||Indiana Association Resourcing Child Advocacy (IARCA)||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|September 23||Indiana Wesleyan University’s Flourishing Conference||Marion, Indiana|
|October 4||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, Indiana|
|October 5-6||Best Practices for Ministry – Heartland Conference||Carmel, IN|
|October 16||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, Indiana|
|October 20||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, Indiana|
|November 6||Pine Hills Church – Kendallville||Kendallville, IN|
|November 6||Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, IN|
|November 11||WBCL Staff Retreat||Fort Wayne, IN|
|November 12||Three Rivers Wesleyan Church Retreat||Fort Wayne, IN|
|November 18||Central Noble High School Health Class||Albion, IN|
|November 19||IPFW TRIO Students – Vantage Point Retreat||Albion, IN|
Brenda works with organizational leaders to assist in the development of best practices and staff policies, which create and nurture a biblical culture of work and rest within organizations of all sizes. For more information, or to begin a dialogue over what this might look like, contact Brenda.
Run Hard. Rest Well. (RHRW) equips business leaders with insights and tools to create a strategic, no-cost, high-yield organizational culture of wellness that perpetuates passion, creativity and sustainability. We serve businesses through Faith-Sensitive or Faith-Focused seminars and retreats, exploring the reduction of cortisol overload through a biblical blueprint of rest.
What do we provide?
- Retreats: Half-Day and Full-Day
- Seminars: 1-hour and 2-hour staff seminars
- Consultation: RHRW Staff Wellness Consultation for innovative staff policies/best practices
For a 1-page informational piece and prices, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.