The Prayer Room - An Urban Retreat Space
"Come away to a quiet place and rest awhile." (Mark 6:31)
Just north of downtown Chattanooga amidst a growing economy and revitalization, there is a “breathing space.” Here a peaceful and sacred space is available for stillness, de-stressing, for the rest and true renewal that is to be found when time is spent with our Creator, with God.
We invite you to come to the quiet and grow deeper in connection to yourself and to God through prayer. And, we hope that through your experience, you will develop new rhythms of rest and renewal to carry into your everyday life - maintained in the busiest of seasons.
Why a retreat?
We believe we are at a place of crisis. In the generations we represent and those behind us there is an almost inability to be still, to be quiet, to be fully present and experience true intimacy with God. As well, there is a severe deprivation and ignorance in how to approach the Scriptures and how to pray. ChattHOP offers a sacred, quiet space to nurture the Believer in a deeper intimacy with God, and ultimately a healthier and greater connection to themselves and others..
Not only do we offer a retreat experience, but subtly we offer instruction with the hope that the rhythm of prayer is “caught.” The hopeful outcome is that the retreat experience will be fruitful and spill over into ones personal and corporate life. We believe we are already seeing this from those who have benefitted in the past.
What can a retreat look like?
We offer personal prayer retreats every day. When the downstairs coffee house is open, and when we are not hosting group retreats, you are free to come upstairs and enjoy personal time away with God to pray.
For groups: We offer the space, the staff, and a custom-tailored retreat to your group's needs. Whether you have a specific theme in mind (renewal, healing, direction, increased faith, etc.), or whether you just want to come specifically for rest and quiet, talk to us. It is our deepest desire to serve your deepest needs. An example of some of the specific retreats we offer are: married couples, pastors and ministry leaders, business leaders, moms, and youth retreats. (Please see our events page)
- Retreats can be multiple days, half, or whole days.
- They can take place at ChattHOP or another location
- They can be themed
- They can be instructional
- They can be focused on alone time or on building community
- They can target certain demographics, or be open to all; specific target groups or open to the public
- Heavily guided or mostly hands-off
Though varied, diverse and flexible, there are a few things that we will seek to provide at every retreat: A sacred space for silence, scripture & prayer.
Sample half day retreat schedule:
8:00 Retreat Begins, Light Breakfast, Introductions to each other.
8:30 First Guidance for Prayer
8:45 Individual Prayer Time
(With offer for personal prayer and guidance if needed from ChattHOP staff)
9:45 Regather and share/testify.
10:00 Second Guidance for Prayer Given.
10:10 Individual Prayer Time
11:10 Testimonies, debrief, and Corporate Prayer/Ministry Time
12:00 Dismissal with Benediction.
If you would like to know more about retreats or have any questions please feel free to contact Micki Ann Harris or fill out the form below.