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25+ Great Themes for a Great Retreat

A thoughtful and well-developed retreat theme can be a great inspiration in helping people connect to what they have learned at your retreat. This connection strengthens the effect of the retreat and can create long-term spiritual growth and continued practice.

Whether you are planning a spiritual Men’s Retreat, Women’s Retreat, or Youth Retreat with your church, a Family Retreat, or even a Corporate Retreat, a great retreat theme will get you off to a great start!

The possibilities are endless, but below is a list of ideas to get your creative juices flowing. These retreat topics will work for a summer retreat, winter retreat, and more!

Retreat Theme Ideas Based On:

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  • Specific Bible verses
  • Specific worship song
  • Fruit of the Spirit
  • A specific culture or people group
  • Gifts of the Spirit/Spiritual Gifts
  • Personality tests
  • Having time for silence
  • Communication
  • Friendships
  • Self Esteem
  • Making Choices
  • Attribute of God
  • Bible character
  • The lives of those in your group – have individuals share their testimony

Catchy Retreat Theme Names & Titles:

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  • Fan the Flame
  • Solid as a Rock
  • Living Life to the Fullest
  • Getting & Keeping your Joy
  • Reality Check
  • Attitude of Grace
  • Anchor in Time
  • Gracious Heart
  • LOL (Live Out Loud)
  • What Next?
  • Spiritual Journey
  • Identity Confusion
  • Dealing with Burnout
  • MAD (Making a Difference)
  • Moving from Fear to Freedom

Check out this FREE Ultimate Guide to Retreat Planning resource!

Need Help Getting Started Planning a Retreat?

Refreshing Mountain is a Christian retreat center in Pennsylvania and we hope these retreat resources get you off to a good start! Whether you’re a youth leader, pastor, small group leader, Sunday School teacher, or are simply organizing a retreat, we’d love to help you plan your retreat. Learn more about our retreats in PA or get in touch with us!

We’d also love to hear your ideas for a theme or catchy titles that you used to add to this list! Email your ideas to us or give us a call at (888) 353-1490.