13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad and easy to travel is the path that leads the way to destruction and eternal loss, and there are many who enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow and difficult to travel is the path that leads the way to [everlasting] life, and there are few who find it."
Bi-spoke retreats to support & encourage your intimacy with God
We have been offering retreats internationally since 2015. In 2020 we brought our mission to support people on their journey with Christ to beautiful Sweden. We provide a range of peaceful and joyful retreats to suit your budget starting from as little as 1000 SEK for 4 nights. All our retreats are either next to the woods, or in the forest. Venues are, the humble and cosy "Little Homeward" our small house a short distance from the lake in Tjörnarp, the Off-grid "Lilla Skogsstugan" closer to the lake, surrounded by trees and farmland. And underdevelopment in a quieter and even more peaceful spot "The Narrow Gate" Forest Retreat in Östra Göinge. There is a natural sense of meekness at our locations, although retreats are also possible at other more commercial venues such as hotels, holiday cottages and spas of your choice throughout Sweden. Skiing, boating, biking and active retreats are also possible as are sightseeing and cathedral visiting trips.
Our Rolling Retreats are incredibly unique as you travel with Jonathan in a Motor Home (size, age, style, locations to suit your budget) and awaken each morning surrounded by a new beautiful view.
Whatever retreat you choose, we will always cater 100% organic food, include activities such as swimming, sauna, lake swimming / cold water plunging, country walks, fellowship, 'popcorn and Christ centred movies'. All days are arranged around valued prayer, Bible and study time, often including viewing online teachings and sermons from a range of sources.
For those of you who wish to take part in a more practical retreat:
Lower priced work retreats are available which involve 3 - 4 hours per day spent working on various Narrow Gate projects, like growing organic food, building and repair, gardening, community projects like feeding the vulnerable.
All retreats will involve at least one aspect of serving the community, whether it be donating needed items, providing food and refreshments to the vulnerable or merely doing a good deed for someone in need. Jonathan can do this on your behalf, should you prefer.
If you wish to travel and retreat further afield, we can plan our trip to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested, please drop us a line below, and we will provide you with a bespoke retreat quotation and schedule to meet your specific requirements.
After paying our taxes and bills, all net profits are donated to charity. See below for more information.
OTHER SERVICES & OFFERINGS
Here to support you
BED & BREAKFAST
Should you prefer, simple, relaxing & peaceful bed & organic breakfast is available at any of our locations. Fees are low, starting from 150 SEK per night. Pick up from local mainline rail stations available
If you require website design, web hosting or support with your online presence, Jonathan is a wiz and will have you up and running in no time. Websites can be made quickly from as little as 1000 SEK
Jonathan has been caring for pets much of his life. Your pets are welcome to stay with him or he can stay at you're home while you are away. He can also train your Dog! Prices are low from 150 SEK per day
Let Us Pray For You
If you message us with your prayer requests, we shall seek The LORD Our Father for you.
"Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven."
Your retreat host and friend. Happy to serve!
Short bursts of shared experiences on retreats and compassion projects
DROP US A LINE
To enquire about any of our retreats or services please drop us a line here, noting your interest and approximate dates.
Soon it will be possible to book a retreat or rent accommodation via the Air BnB site or App!
Supporting you on your journey with Jesus is my goal
Jonathan will help you see who you are and let go of all the things that don't serve you any more in a light way, He will help you connect in a beautiful way just by being himself. I learned a lot about the importance of my heart
Jonathan knows exactly who he is.
I have never met anyone like him. He is so positive.
I experienced many benefits from my time with Jonathan, and I can highly recommend him.
I want to say thank you and share how much my life has changed and transformed, a lot of that change came from my time at a retreat with Jonathan. For real I feel like I have opened myself up to another new perspective.
PEOPLE WE LOVE TO SUPPORT
After paying our bills, taxes and reinvestment in our growth, we will donate 100% of our net profit to one or more of the following organisations or other causes with urgent need. Should you wish, you can let us know where you would like the profit from your payment to go, and we will make sure it arrives an provide you with an update from the location.