2nd Annual UAE Faith and Work Retreat

October 20–21, 2023  |  RAK Evangelical Church Center

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Empowered by Faith:

Navigating Work With Purpose and Devotion

A STudy of Daniel 1—6

Imagine a journey where your faith and work converge seamlessly, where each day becomes an opportunity to serve the Lord with unwavering devotion. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Faith and Work Retreat taking place on Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21.

In the footsteps of Daniel, who exemplified steadfast faith amidst the challenges of the Babylonian empire, this retreat is designed to equip you with biblical insights for faithfully serving the Lord in your workplace. Daniel’s story isn’t just history; it’s a blueprint for navigating the modern professional landscape in the UAE.

Join us to uncover the truths that empowered Daniel to thrive, even in unfamiliar circumstances. Gain a deeper understanding of how he merged his faith with his career, making deliberate choices that honored God and set an inspiring example for us all. At the retreat, you’ll discover tangible ways to follow God at work, no matter the role or industry.

Embrace the opportunity to connect with fellow Christians who share your desire to align their work with their faith. Together, let’s delve into the timeless lessons of Daniel’s journey, and learn how to navigate challenges, make ethical decisions, and excel in our careers while staying true to our beliefs.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of a community dedicated to navigating work with purpose and devotion. Mark your calendar for October 20 and 21 and secure your spot today!

More Details

Dates: Friday, October 20 to Saturday, October 21, 2023

Location: RAK Evangelical Church Center, Ras Al Khaimah

Time: Begins at 5:45 pm on October 20 and ends at 5:15 pm on October 21

Theme: Empowered by Faith: Navigating Work With Purpose and Devotion (A Study of Daniel 1—6)

This retreat is a combination of plenary talks, group sharing and prayer, panel discussions and breakout sessions. Plenary speakers are from Grace Church Abu Dhabi, New Life Church Abu Dhabi, RAK Evangelical Church, and Redeemer Church of Dubai.

Registration Fee: AED 400 (September 4–October 3)

Late Registration Fee: AED 450 (After October 3 if spots remain)

Registration Fee Includes: All meals, snacks, and lodging (2 people per room)

Frequently Asked Questions

Where did the idea for this retreat come from?

Since mid-2020, many people have gone through faith and work related Equipping Classes at Redeemer Church of Dubai. Building off the tremendously positive feedback, some of the leaders and participants began dreaming of a retreat where people from Redeemer and from other churches could gather around these same topics for their encouragement and to build relationships with one another. So, with the blessing of the Redeemer elders, Redeemer Church hosted the first retreat in October 2021. After having 98 participants from 8 different churches and receiving encouragement to continue hosting the retreat, Redeemer Church is hosting the retreat for a second year.

Is this retreat focused at a certain type of worker or industry?

No, this retreat is for everyone regardless of what time of job you have or how long you’ve had it. Whether you work in a kitchen or in a corner office, are a creative or an administrator, and any other mix of worker — you are welcome! 

Why is this event called a “retreat”?

The emphasis is on discussion times in small groups, and it is overnight. We will spend significant time together listening to one another and encouraging one another. During the 10+ hours we have together, no more than five of those hours will be a main teacher teaching to a large group. We are coming together to learn from each other.

Where and when is the retreat?

This retreat will be held at RAK Evangelical Church Center. It will begin at 5:45 pm on Friday, October 20 and end at 5:15 pm on Saturday, October 21. 

Is childcare provided?

As we do not have the space and facilities to care well for your children, we are not able to provide childcare. We encourage you to plan accordingly for the retreat.

How much is the fee?

The fee includes three meals and coffee breaks and one night hotel accommodation (shared room).

  • The Early Registration Fee is AED 325 (before September 4). 
  • The normal registration fee is AED 400 (September 4–October 3). 
  • The late registration fee is AED 450 (After October 3. if spots remain). 

How do I register?

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Registration is limited to the first 175 confirmed participants!

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