Experiences for Family and Couples

Many of God’s people start off energized by the Good News but over time become tired, disappointed, and disconnected. Why is that?

Are you missing the fundamentals?

We know that one of the missing fundamentals is rest. God speaks clearly about this in Isaiah 30:15:

“In repentance and rest you will be saved,
In quietness and trust is your strength.
But you were not willing." (NASB)

Here is another translation:

“Your salvation requires you to turn back to me
   and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves.
Your strength will come from settling down
   in complete dependence on me—
The very thing
   you’ve been unwilling to do." (MSG)

Repentance and rest go hand in hand - but repentance must be understood by its original meaning. In the New Testament the greek word is Metanoia.  It does not mean “a remorseful penitent review of sins”. It means “a transformative change of the mind/heart designed and empowered by the Spirit of God.”

So what exactly is this mind/heart change that needs to happen?  It’s an acceptance of your position in the Kingdom of God.  In the kingdom you have identity: you are not an orphan but a true child of God with all the rights, privileges, and honors that come with your identity.  In the kingdom you have position. And that position is assured by proclamation not by behavior.  "By grace you are saved not of works."

In the kingdom we rest in this good news brought to us by the sacrifice of the Son. The good news is built upon the love of the Father and that love heals our heart. A healed heart loves freely.

Your experience begins with relationship

Through our application and phone interview we learn about your specific needs and put together an Experience Package that we present back to you. Packages vary ranging from unstructured (open ended) to highly structured (planned events).

Here are some example Experience Packages:

Keep it Simple Experience Package

Dayspring Ranch in this package is like a hotel with 220 acres of grounds.  You use our beds, we give you a tour of the ranch, but everything else is unplanned.  You take advantage of our unstructured activities like:

  • Walks through our hills
  • Bicycle rides
  • Sitting out on the deck and reading or meditating
  • Watching the horses, chickens, geese, and other wildlife
  • Swimming down at the swimming hole
  • Rafting
  • Borrowing our fishing rods and reels and heading down to the fishing hole
  • Driving yourself and your family out to local attractions

The Mix R&R Experience Package

We mix the days so that there are both unstructured and structured times.  Here is a sample of what you might experience:

  • Guided rides on our off-road vehicles
  • Picnic in our hills
  • Relaxation on the deck
  • Horsemanship experiences
  • Animal feeding (chickens, geese, horses)
  • Quiet walks
  • Winery Tour
  • Worship
  • Jet boat ride in Grants Pass

Goal Oriented Experience Package

Your family may be working on specific areas of growth personally or as a group.  Activities are structured to provide rest and movement toward goals.  Goal oriented activities may include:

  • Equine Assisted Therapy
  • Team-building exercises
  • Personality Inventories
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Marriage Family Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Yoga/Cross Training
  • Healing prayer

Put Me to Work Experience Package

Some people rest their minds when their hands are busy. If that’s you then here are some options:

  • Gardening
  • Farm activities
    • feeding
    • cleaning
    • planting
    • gardening
    • harvesting
    • mending fences
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Ranch repair
  • Building furniture or musical instruments
  • Painting

More Experiences

Here's what it all looks like

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The packages above are examples.  Let us work with you to customize the Experience Package that meets your needs.  Fill out our application or contact us to learn more.

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