Cherie Fresonke


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Do you want to learn how to host a Go in Peace Retreat?

Are you a bit nervous? Or perhaps you’re an old pro, but could benefit from a few more ideas in how to host a Go in Peace Retreat.

Well, in this special podcast I interview Coleen Jejeran who recently held her first Go in Peace Retreat at Calvary Chapel East Anaheim (CA). But not only that, she’s a missionary in Romania where she also hosted a special one-day Go in Peace event. She offers great insight that I know you can benefit from whether you are new to Go in Peace or have been discipling with the curriculum for years.

In this podcast we touch on the topics of:

  • Encouragement – For those who are nervous about hosting a Go in Peace Retreat.
  • Basic how to’s – Such as meal planning and schedule. A great topic for all leaders.
  • Prayer – Who to invite. What sessions to include if your schedule is tight.
  • Stepping out in faith – If God is telling you to do it, you better do it. Coleen’s words of wisdom.

We also hit on a few different topics from Scripture. Such as the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:4-15), taking this message to those who can take it further (2 Timothy 2:2 & Matthew 28:19), and the story of Peter walking on the water (Matthew 14:22-33).

So listen in and enjoy.



Once you’ve listened to the podcast don’t miss out on some helpful links below.

First, we have some BIG links about menu ideas. (LOL! I couldn’t figure out how to change their size. Nothing I did made a difference. There is always some technical glitch that soaks up an hour or so. But that doesn’t change the great info they contain if you click on them. Maybe the Lord just didn’t want you to miss them.)

The first two links I use at almost every Go in Peace Weekend I host. The third link I use if I am doing a 1-day event. Sometimes all you’ve got time for is an all-day event. If that’s the case, just set the schedule to complete at least sessions 1-5, and enjoy Janice’s Chicken Salad Sandwiches as an easy, inexpensive, prepare beforehand lunch. Your guests will love it. I promise it.


Go in Peace Weekend Meal Planning

The Ultimate Nutty Sunflower Granola Muesli

Janice’s Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Go in Peace Leaders Facebook Group

If you would like to join a group of Go in Peace Leaders for encouragement, support and prayer click here. It’s a great tool to help you disciple the hurting.

About Coleen Jejeran

If you would like to learn more about Coleen Jejeran’s missionary work in Romania you can click here or if you would like to connect with her on Facebook simply click here.

About Matt Laster

Do you want to learn more about Matt Laster and his work in Bulgaria? If so, click here.


If you would like to purchase the Go in Peace Biblical Discipleship Curriculum Leader’s Manual in either the women’s edition or the men’s edition see the images below. The only difference between the two manuals is the cover.


The Go in Peace Leader’s Manual for Women


The Go in Peace Leader’s Manual for Men


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Oh, and feel free to share this podcast with a friend. Our heart is to equip as many as possible to effectively help the hurting among us, because Jesus calls each one of us to go and make disciples (Matthew 28:19).

In Closing

Thank you for joining us today in our discussion with Coleen in how to host a Go in Peace Retreat. If you still are a little bit cautious about stepping out of the boat I think Coleen said it best, “Just take His hand and do it.” See the story of Peter in Matthew 14:22-33. Blessings to you.

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