S.T.A.R.T. Retreats

“Seeking Transformation And Restoration Together"

April 22-24, 2016


This weekend will be an intensive weekend of personal reflection, worship, teaching, and prayer for men who have struggled with sexually addictive issues.

Our desire is that this weekend will give you a powerful opportunity to worship and reflect on the issues of your heart and your struggle with sexual sin. Our prayer is that you will come away with a new vision and passion for the kind of man you believe God wants you to be.We hope you can come and spend a great weekend together with us. The content of this weekend’s retreat will be about how to live authentically as a man of God. We will focus on living out of the true masculine self as God intended us to live. It is our growing conviction that the greatest challenge we face as sexually broken men is not just our struggles with lust but with our failure to live out of our God given identities as new creations in Christ! The enemy’s greatest lie is to keep us living as discouraged defeated men because of the ongoing reality of our struggles with our sexual brokenness.

Please try to get your registration in early because there will be a limited of number of spaces for the weekend at the Spade Retreat Center in Kempton, PA. The cost for the entire weekend will be $175.00 for the 3 days. If there are issues of financial hardship or any other questions about the retreat please call me at 215-379-4200.

The Speakers

The speakers for our weekend will be Mike and Barney Swihart. Mike and Barney are brothers who combine over 35 years experience together in helping men who struggle with sexually addictive sin. Sexual brokenness is an issue that has deeply impacted both Mike and Barney’s life in the past. They are men who have a heart for those who struggle with the fear and shame of sexual abuse and brokenness. Both men are passionate communicators who will share their insights from a Biblical and practical perspective.

Barney Swihart has been in private practice for the past 17 years and holds degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Mary have three children. He grew up in Northern Indiana and graduated from Grace College with a degree in Counseling Psychology. Barney also conducts seminars nationally on the subject of Sexual Addiction.

Mike Swihart has been in private practice for the past 20 years and holds an MA degree in Biblical Counseling from Grace Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Bevan have three children. Mike also grew up in Northern Indiana and currently resides there. Mike is also a graduate from Miami Christian College.

S.T.A.R.T. – An intensive time of refreshment and reflection for Men who want to taste more of the fullness and freedom God wants them to know as God’s Men!

Address & Directions:

Spade Retreat Center
9077 Steinsville Road, Kempton, PA  19529-8905
(It’s at the corner of Steinsville Rd. and Blue Mountain House Rd.)
(If lost please call the Spade Retreat Center at 610-756-6510 or Barney’s cell phone at 215-601-4072)