Winter “Stay-At-Home” Retreat

What’s a Stay-at-Home Retreat?

Seem like a contradiction in terms? How can you retreat at home? Let us show you!
Usually our retreats involve heading off to the mountains, which can be wonderful. But not everybody can make that journey and so we created this new retreat format which is quickly becoming a favorite tradition. Think of all the things we love most about retreats: extended times together as a church family, great food, room for all ages, vibrant times of worship, and compelling speakers who help us grow in grace and faith. All in a beautiful setting…which we happen to have right here on our own church campus. (And all at a fraction of the cost!)

2nd Annual Faith Winter “Stay-at-Home” Retreat

The Third Way

How the Gospel of Luke Can Help Us Follow Jesus

Dr. Gerald Sittser

January 26-27, 2018

Faith Presbyterian Church of Sacramento

The Third Way

How the Gospel of Luke Can Help Us Follow Jesus

The Roman world did not know quite how to describe or what to do with the Christian movement. So Roman elites called it “The Third Way.” It was not pagan; it was not Jewish. It was something so unusual that it became a “third” alternative. What did that mean? Our goal is to find out. Then we will turn to the Gospel of Luke, specifically the “travel narrative” (Luke 9-19), to discern how Jesus taught his disciples to follow a way of life that later became known as “The Third Way.” In short, we will explore how Jesus called people into a lifestyle that challenged and eventually changed the Roman world.

Why is this important? Because Christians in America are becoming increasingly defined and divided by identities (political, for example) that undermine the Lordship of Jesus. Christians confess that “Jesus is Lord.” He tolerates no rivals. What could that mean for us today? How could we return to the “Third Way” movement of the early Christian period?

Who can come?

You! This retreat was designed with all ages in mind. Our speaker will craft his messages with our youth in mind. Our children’s ministry is designing a special similarly- themed program for our kids. And nursery care will be available for the littlest ones. We even encourage you to invite others outside the congregation to join us. All are welcome

Guest Speaker

Jerry Sittser is professor of theology at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He is the author of many books, including the best-seller A Grace Disguised and Water from a Deep Well. As a part of Whitworth’s Office of Church Engagement, Jerry also facilitates a course entitled “The Third Way”, from which much of his content this weekend will be drawn.

Jerry was our speaker at this event last year. He has a unique ability to communicate deep and unashamed truth with great compassion and grace, through foundations of history, experience, and Scripture. We are thrilled that he agreed to come be with us a second time!


Friday, January 26

6:00 Dinner in Link Hall

7:00 Worship & Programs

8:30 Board Game Extravaganza

10:00 Adjourn

Saturday, January 27

9:00 Gathering & Refreshments

9:30 Worship & Program

12:00 Closing Gathering

12:15 Adjourn

1:00-3:00 (Optional) – Scarves & Soup Faith mission downtown

Sunday, February 5
9 & 11 Services – Jerry Sittser preaching

Retreat Cost

Adults $10 Youth (Junior & Senior High) $5 Children (6th grade and under) Free

Remember that scholarships are always available if the cost of the event prohibits attendance. Please speak confidentially to one of our pastors for more information.

To Register click 2018 Winter Retreat for the registration form.

Please fill out and return this form along with retreat fees to the church. Checks payable to “Faith Presbyterian Church”.

Name(s): ____________________________ Children/Youth attending (names & ages): 1. ____________________________

2. ____________________________ 3. ____________________________ 4. ____________________________

Address: ____________________________ City/Zip: ____________________________ Phone: _____________________________

E-mail: _____________________________

Return to Faith Presbyterian Church 625 Florin Rd, Sacramento, CA 95831


All-Church Retreat

Everyone is welcome to attend Faith’s All-Church Retreat, held annually the weekend after Labor Day at the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. The retreat, which runs from Friday night through Sunday noon, features a dynamic guest retreat leader, worship, prayer, fellowship, and fun.

Women’s Retreat

This annual event for the women of the church is held at Mercy Center Auburn on a weekend in early spring. Outstanding guest speakers lead the retreat, which is a time for worship, renewal, community and learning. Our 2018 Women’s Retreat speaker will be Nancy Buschart, a spiritual director and retreat facilitator, who will lead us in a time of learning about and experiencing prayer.

Men & Boys’ Retreat

The Men & Boys’ Retreat is held the first weekend in June at Westminster Woods, and all men and boys from ages 6 to 100 are invited! This is not exclusively a father/son retreat; all men are welcome (though if you have a father or son, bring him along!). For more information about “The Woods,” visit their website:

Please contact the church office at (916) 428-3439 for more information about our retreats.