ALONGSIDE’s program is challenging and intensive, and our clients are encouraged to wrestle with deep issues. We believe that the hard work of meaningful healing and restoration is dependent upon this emotional ‘wrestling’, but we also believe that the right setting can make this work less stressful. We have learned that environment plays a tangible role in renewal, which is why we are all the more excited to begin holding our retreats at our new facility.
Our comfortable and inviting new retreat center is located on one of the most beautiful and relaxing pieces of property in Southwest Michigan. The land surrounding our retreat center is mostly undeveloped, with over 100 wooded acres for our guests to enjoy. Deer and other wildlife are often seen on the property, and the retreat center has several large decks for our clients’ enjoyment and rest. We will soon begin the construction of groomed walking trails throughout the property, with benches located along the trail so that our guests can pause for times of reflection and prayer.
Many of our clients arrive discouraged and hurting, and we believe that this tranquil, peaceful setting will compliment our program and aid in our guests’ progress. People who visit here often remark, “There’s just something about this place”, and we have to agree; surely the Lord is in this place, and we’re grateful to offer the restoring ministry of ALONGSIDE from this beautiful location!