2-3 Night Retreats

Lii Retreats

Rest your body and mind.

Refresh your calling.

Renew your First Love.

“Come with me by yourselves to a

quiet place and get some rest.”

Jesus (Mark 6:31)

Gather your staff and your friends and come to Rivendell for a retreat led by a seasoned spiritual mentor!
Guided Prayer Retreats

GPRs are $350/person. A minimum of five participants is required to reserve a GPR.

This fee includes:

  • Two nights in a luxurious room at the Chole’s prayer retreat home on Lake Taneycomo in Branson, MO where you can wander through eight acres of woods, fish for trout on the dock, detox in the sauna, relax in the hot tub, roast marshmallows over the fire pit, or rest with one of the hundreds of great books. (Click here to view rooms.)
  • Four hours of on-site guided instruction/application on the discipline of prayer retreating with Barry or Alicia.
  • A 64-page, full-color booklet by Alicia called Ready, Set, Rest Vol. 1 The Practice of Prayer Retreating.

This fee does not include:

  • Meals: Rivendell has everything you will need to cook from a grill to two ovens. Just bring your own food and/or enjoy making meals together.
  • Spiritual direction sessions with Barry or Alicia: Please note that sessions may be added depending on the Chole’s availability for $95 per one-hour session.

To schedule a GPR:

  • Contact Sara at grow@leadershipii.com with your requested dates and a credit card.
  • Your dates will be held with a non-refundable 50% deposit which will transition to a tax-deductible donation if you cancel your retreat.
  • Final payment is due 30 days prior to GPR start date.

To request more information, click here.

Rest & Renewal Retreats
Rest & Renewal is geared for those desiring an all-inclusive mentoring experience, with a little added personal TLC. (Please note: Currently, Lii is scheduling customized R&R retreats for groups only. So grab some friends, select some dates, and the Lii team will work with you on creating a customized experience for your tribe.) Refresh your calling, renew your First Love, rest your body and mind, and cross over into greater intimacy with God through personal mentoring, small group guided teachings, and peaceful surroundings. With plenty of space for rest, reflection, hikes, prayer walks, and long naps…when you emerge from your R&R you will be able to say, “He restores my soul” (Psalm 23:3). Why invest in a Rest & Renewal Retreat? Perhaps…

 

 

  • you simply want to give a love offering of time to Jesus
  • you sense a transition coming and want to position yourself for whatever is next
  • silence has become painful and you’re ready to risk asking “why?”
  • you find yourself mentally re-playing people’s praises of you and want to safeguard your soul
  • you would like the opportunity to ask a seasoned mentor LOTS of questions
  • you are helping others grow, but within, you feel somewhat spiritually stale
  • you want to start mentoring or take your mentoring of others to a new level and would benefit from a fresh infusion of ideas from a seasoned mentor
  • it seems as though a dream has died and you need space to safely mourn
  • you have longed for someone to invest in you personally as a leader, minister, and human
  • you are aching for greater daily intimacy with God
  • Anonymous: Jesus’ Hidden Years and Yours rocked your world and you just need space to process the message

Each RRR includes:

  • Four days, three nights, personal one-on-ones, open Q&A, personal mentoring with an Lii mentor, small groups teachings…a shared experience, space to be still…and grow.
  • 5 small group spiritual formation teachings.
  • 2 personal one-on-one mentoring spaces with your Lii Mentor.
  • From time-to-time, some of the Chole’s dear friends grace Lii by sharing an evening devotional and Q&A.
  • Your own private, luxurious room for prayer and rest. (Click here to view rooms.)
  • Eight meals via a kitchen stuffed with delicious fruits, veggies, meats, breads, desserts, coffees, and teas always available so you can eat/cook at your leisure.
  • Unhurried days to soak in the peace and natural beauty of the Ozarks; to journal, walk, reflect, and take long naps.
  • Golfing or fishing (men’s retreats) or a one-hour therapeutic massage or facial (women’s retreats) by April Wilke of Healing Hands.
  • Airport transfers between Rivendell and the Branson Airport (airport code BKG).
  • All access to Rivendell’s lakeside eight acres including hot tub, fire pit, sauna, hiking and prayer walking trails, dock, and fishing along Lake Taneycomo.
  • Fee inclusive of housing, meals, and mentoring:  $989/person. R&Rs can be reserved with a non-refundable 50% deposit. Final payment is due 30 days prior to R&R start date. The 50% deposit will transition to a tax-deductible donation in the event the participant cancels.

To request more information, click here.

Speaking Practicum with Alicia Britt Chole
Practical, personal coaching for speakers: Lii’s Speaking Practicum is geared for seasoned and/or emerging speakers desiring hands-on customized coaching. Topics covered will include: creative options for preparing and presenting, being true to the unique way in which God has designed you to communicate truth; guidance on props, message transitions, non-verbal language, notes, intros, conclusions, altar responses; principles for navigating through invitations, contracts, honorariums, websites, promotion; and how to ready your heart for success and failure, for applause and criticism. Each SP includes:

  • A working retreat packed with opportunities to refine your communication calling.
  • The opportunity to deliver two 20-minute messages and receive individual coaching.
  • 3 nights, 4 days with Alicia (she stays on-site) and four other women in leadership
  • 6 small group training sessions with Alicia followed by open Q&A
  • Live “Skype-in” Sessions with professionals on topics such as booking, speaking, vocal coaching, finances, industry trends, finding your true image and more.
  • Your own private, luxurious room in the Chole’s prayer retreat home, Rest Inn Rivendell.
  • Eight (8) meals via a kitchen stuffed with delicious fruits, veggies, meats, breads, desserts, coffees, and teas always available so you can eat/cook at your leisure
  • Airport transfers between Rivendell and the Branson Airport (airport code BKG).
  • All access to Rivendell’s lakeside 7 acres including hot tub, sauna, hiking and prayer walking trails, and bank fishing along Lake Taneycomo.
  • A signed book of your choice from Alicia
  • Lii Speaking Practicum – suggested fee $1199/person. Lii participation can be reserved with a non-refundable 50% deposit.  Final payment is due 30 days prior to SP start date. The 50% deposit will transition to a tax-deductible donation in the event the participant cannot attend the SP.
  • BONUS SESSION: Extra coaching from trusted and gifted authors/speakers such as Jennifer Rothschild and Dr. Beth Grant

To request more information, click here.

Couple’s Retreat with Dr. Barry and Alicia Britt Chole

Even when they dearly love another, married couples can live spiritually parallel—as opposed to empowering—lives. In the Couple’s Retreat, Barry and Alicia offer practical, insightful sessions and mentoring toward helping couple’s champion one another’s pursuit of their First Love. Each CP includes:

 

  • Three nights in a private, luxurious room. (Click here to view Rivendell’s rooms.)
  • Each spouse has one personal one-on-ones with Barry or Alicia.
  • Five group teachings from the Choles and one break-out session for the husbands with Barry and the wives with Alicia all with open q&a focused upon the retreat theme: Champion your spouse’s First Love!
  • Eight meals and a kitchen stuffed with delicious fruits, veggies, meats, breads, desserts, coffees, and teas always available so you can eat/cook at your leisure.
  • Unhurried days to soak in the peace and natural beauty of the Ozarks; to journal, walk, reflect, and take long naps.
  • Trout fishing from Rivendell’s dock.
  • Airport transfers between Rivendell and the Branson Airport (airport code BKG). Please note that the SGF airport has more flexible flight schedules and is an hour drive away.
  • All access to Rivendell’s lakeside eight+ acres including hot tub, fire pit, sauna, hiking and prayer walking trails, and dock.
  • Suggested fee per couple inclusive of housing, meals, teachings, and mentoring: $1500. Limit of five couples per retreat.
  • Lii participation can be reserved with a non-refundable 50% deposit. Final payment is due 30 days prior to retreat start date.
  • If you need to cancel and another couple registers in your place, Lii will return your payments in full. If not, your downpayment will transition to a tax-deductible donation and you will receive a donor receipt.

The Couple’s Retreat is currently only available to Lii Mentoring Encounter and Core Focus alumni. If you have friends who have experienced the Couple’s Retreat, they can nominate you by emailing the Lii office with your contact information.

Application and Scholarships

To request more information about Guided Prayer Retreats, Rest & Renewal Retreats, or Speaking Practicums, click here. Once your inquiry is received, Lii will contact you within one business day to take the next step in the process. Since Lii was established in 2011, over $60,000 in need-based scholarships have been distributed to applicants. Requests for scholarships can be made in the application form. Please note: For the comfort of all attendees, all retreat applicants will need to submit a pastoral and character reference from individuals who are familiar with your guts even more than your giftings.

In their words…

The Couple's Retreat

“The Couple’s Retreat was a Christ-centered, Spirit-led, relaxing encounter with new friends that felt like a welcome breath of fresh air in our marriage. My wife and I never imagined that we would also have such rich times of laughter and joy.” — David Branker

“In our 21 years of marriage this is the first retreat that we have learned something new about each other!” — Connie Branker

Rest & Renewal Retreat

“God gave me so much more than what I had hoped for from this experience. Lii is an opportunity to be with Him and allow Him to lavish us with His love… in ways I hadn’t even imagined. So much attention was paid to making us feel special, valued, truly loved….If you are looking to feel loved, rested, and challenged all in the same weekend, Rest & Renewal is for you!” – Susan, VA

Speaking Practicum

“When I first paid to come I was thinking about the amount, but when I left I was thinking that no amount of money could compare to what God did for me. It was amazing to see the transformation from our first messages to the second ones! It was a tangible measurement to how helpful the feedback was. Most of all I left a big piece of my pride there and that is something that I have been struggling with. Through Alicia, and the other women there I truly have become much purer in my heart with giving out the gift that God has given me.” — Cheri, Minnesota

The Couple's Retreat

“This retreat has helped me articulate and have a handle on how to intentionally champion my wife’s First Love!” — Severin Lwali

“This was a God-send to me. From the amazing, restful, hospitable home to the relaxed schedule and practical teaching. I’m going home rested and equipped to help my spouse love Jesus more.” — Kristina Lwali

Rest & Renewal Retreat

“Intense, yet restful…deep, yet refreshing…structured, yet spontaneous. Lii is the submerging of your entire being–spirit, soul, and body–in God Himself. Every aspect of your experience at Rivendell is over-the-top with attention to detail and excellence. This focused time in God deepened my love for the Lord, reaffirmed my passion for souls, and strengthened the call He has on my life.” – Nan, Oklahoma

Speaking Practicum

“I came to the Speaker’s Practicum as a seasoned pastor of 10 years, yet I still felt insecure when presenting in a pulpit.  The dreams God had given me could never be realized if I continued in those insecurities.  My goal was to go to this practicum and get help!  Through the presentation critique times and my individual time with Alicia I have realized that my insecurities were unfounded.  Because of my time at Rivendell there has been a paradigm shift in my ministry.  I will never be the same.”

The Couple's Retreat

“The retreat was an intimately engaging experience. Our commitment has been intensified and our capacity has been expanded.” — Dr. Claude R. Alexander

“A refreshing and refocusing for our marriage: Our ministry to other couples will be blessed because of this time.” — Dr. Kimberly Nash Alexander

Rest & Renewal Retreat

“Rest & Renewal was everything I was hoping it would be and more. I still have so many nuggets of truth I am processing and digging deeper into. I realized that I have had a shift in my thinking. I’m not on a new path, but the path I’m on looks different now….I came back home so refreshed, with a renewed sense of purpose, ready to face whatever is in my path, strengthened, encouraged, and inspired.” – Kim, Texas

Speaking Practicum

“The Lord confirmed again His calling and purpose for me….The materials shared provided me with tools I will need in moving forward.  I feel as though I walked away with a box full of new tools! This was a very spiritual experience for me.  As such, there were a number of personal validations and confirmations the Spirit spoke into the deep places of my soul – truly an experience I will never forget and will ever be grateful for having had the opportunity to attend.”

Rest & Renewal Retreat

“I was drawn to Lii because God is drawing me toward ‘market place ministry.’ This new desire brings with it so many questions – one of which is: Am I qualified? When I arrived at the retreat I quickly became humbled by the company there. Being surrounded by authentic women who are so willing to love is a beautiful thing.” – Robin, VA

Speaking Practicum

“I have just have had a hard time putting in words how much the Lii experience meant to me. I will be forever grateful to the fruitful time that I spent with Alicia. She had a small window into our lives and did not waste even a second of our time. The knowledge, wisdom, and just being around her presence has changed me for the better.”

Rest & Renewal Retreat

“Lii was absolutely amazing! It was truly a life-changing experience for me…I am so grateful for this week. So much stirring in my heart and spirit…What a rich, beautiful week we had with each other in the presence of God!” – Weslynn, Missouri

Rest & Renewal Retreat

“I have recently finished a doctorate of ministry program and I needed a place and space to sort out my next steps for my life….It is when we take time to sit in the presence of God that we know what God wants from us and how we can get to where he wants us to go. ” – Joyce , Tennessee

Rest & Renewal Retreat

“The nuggets of information I received from Alicia over the weekend were like seeds planted in fertile soil. God has been pruning and purging me and watering all that I received since I have returned. I would highly recommend making this investment in quality time with Jesus, the lover of your soul. It is a powerful experience that lasts far beyond the time spent!” – Kim, North Carolina

Rest & Renewal Retreat

“I have recently finished a doctorate of ministry program and I needed a place and space to sort out my next steps for my life. It is when we take time to sit in the presence of God that we know what God wants from us and how we can get to where he wants us to go. ”  — Dr. Joyce Thomas, Tennessee

Rest & Renewal Retreat

“After experiencing Lii firsthand, I realize that, as is typical of God, He gave me so much more than what I had hoped for from this experience. So much attention was paid to making us feel special, valued, truly loved. If you are looking to feel loved, rested, and challenged all in the same weekend, Lii is for you!” – Susan, Virginia

Rest & Renewal Retreat

“Intense, yet restful…deep, yet refreshing…structured, yet spontaneous. Lii is the submerging of your entire being–spirit, soul, and body–in God Himself. Every aspect of your experience at Rivendell is over-the-top with attention to detail and excellence. This focused time in God deepened my love for the Lord, reaffirmed my passion for souls, and strengthened the call He has on my life. Lii is like hitting life’s pause button to soak in a bubble bath Father God prepared especially for me! ” – Nan, Oklahoma

Rest & Renewal Retreat

“I was drawn to Lii because God is drawing me toward ‘market place ministry.’ This new desire brings with it so many questions – one of which is: Am I qualified? I had so many tactical/practical questions which I thought were so important. I heard God’s voice when I finally STOPPED TRYING SO HARD. I was so excited to head to Lii. When I arrived I quickly became humbled by the company there….Being surrounded by authentic women who are so willing to love is a beautiful thing.” – Robin, Virginia