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We recommend two half days (starting at 2:00 PM on day #1 and ending around noon on day #2). This overnight experience creates more margin to allow the message to significantly penetrate the participants’ hearts.
Most events take place on Fridays/Saturdays. Logistically, most people can more easily take a ½ day off work (Friday afternoon) than earlier in the week. Also, people prefer to spend their Saturday morning away from home rather than an entire weekend.
Thursday/Friday events are also popular. If those you are inviting have a more flexible weekday schedule, this may be the best option so that they still have their weekends free.
Once the dates for your JOG are determined, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add your JOG to our master calendar so that we can begin planning and praying on our end. This will also allow us to start looking for an available facilitator.
An ideal venue is 60-90 minutes away from where most people live to create a “getaway experience”. This also enhances the experience by removing participants from daily pressures and concerns, allowing them to focus on God’s personal message. That said, many hosts hold events much closer to home and have fantastic experiences there.
Ideal venues include retreat centers, lake houses, ranches, boutique hotels, beach houses or golf villas.
A venue that feels like a living room is preferable to business style rooms. Chairs or other furniture in a circle is all we need. No tables. This arrangement facilitates a group feeling and greatly enhances discussion. A separate room should be available for meals. Perhaps a comfortable apartment living room or an inviting lodge family room.
Once a venue is booked, contact email@example.com with details. At this point, we will provide you with an electronic invitation to send to those you plan to invite.