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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
 

WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?
This retreat is for women and men of all walks of life and denominational backgrounds who have found themselves in pastoral, priestly, or spiritual guidance roles from which they lead others in the Christian faith. In previous years we've had Spiritual Directors, Pastors, Priests, Children's Ministry Directors, Worship Leaders, Community Organizers, Ministry Leaders, Volunteer Managers, and many more in attendance.  
 

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY REGISTRATION? 
The cost of the retreat covers EVERYTHING except your travel. All you need to do it get to Willow Creek Church on Sunday night, and everything else (lodging, meals, handout materials, snacks, and the retreat) will be covered.  


WHAT AIRPORT IS MOST CONVENIENT? 
O’hare is your best option. Midway may save you a little money, but it is much further than O’hare, and difficult to get in and out of.
 

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET FROM THE AIRPORT TO WILLOW CREEK (OR THE RETREAT HOUSE)?
We think the easiest way to get from O’hare out to Barrington is to take an Uber. The average cost of UberX ranges from around $33 - $42. 


HOW WILL I GET FROM WILLOW CREEK TO THE RETREAT HOUSE AFTER THE PRACTICE SERVICE ON SUNDAY NIGHT?
We are going to set up ride shares with local folks who will have their vehicles. Watch for more details on that about a month prior to the retreat.


CAN I BRING MY KIDS WITH ME?
Unfortunately, the Retreat House is unable to accommodate children.


WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
You really won’t need much on this retreat. A bible and a journal is about all we would encourage.

ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
We have a limited number of scholarships that we can offer on a first come, first served basis. To inquire or request one, reach out to us through our contact page.


IS THERE A DISCOUNT FOR COUPLES WHO CAN SHARE A ROOM?
Yes! We can offer couples a discounted rate of $299 per person.  Married couples only please. We have a limited number of couples rooms that we can offer on a first come, first served basis. 


CAN THE RETREAT HOUSE ACCOMMODATE MY FOOD ALLERGIES?
Yes! We will send an e-mail out to all retreat attendees a months before with a form to collect data on all food allergies and other needs..

 

 
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All meals are included and provided in our communal dining space. Worship takes place in the beautiful Bellarmine Chapel.