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Grow Deeper in Your Faith

Christian Union ministers to alumni, Cornerstone Partners and their peers, seeking to be used by God to make a powerful impact in their sphere of influence. Many wish that they were stronger in their walks with God for the vision and ability to step out in faith and make a difference in their world. Christian Union has found that short, focused times of drawing near to God have an incredibly positive impact providing Christian strengthening and renewed vision. 

Christian Union Fire is a two-and-a-half-day small-group retreat for the rejuvenation and inspiration of Christians.

CU Fire is an exercise in learning what God is like, spiritual rejuvenation, and receiving a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit through focused Bible reading and teaching, prayer and worship. Attendees experience an incredible spiritual strengthening to stand faithfully in Him and be used by Him to see their families, communities, and nation impacted for Christ. Relationships among attendees are profoundly deepened as they seek the Lord together for His purposes in their lives.  

What Participants Are Saying

“I’ve been enriched beyond words. I am now looking to God to do the extraordinary in the lives of those around me through earnest prayer. The weekend raised my spiritual temperature and sharpened my senses. I am ready for battle.” - Olga S.

“The event was enormously impactful. I was deeply convicted of my sin and the need to live wholeheartedly for God.” - Reid W.

“ I was very inspired by the prophetic words and the prayers I have received during the event. I believe they have a life changing impact on me.” - Maria W.

“All I want to do is tell all of my Christian friends about this weekend so that they can go deeper as well.” - Julia S.


  • The event is held in a home or other location, and participants sleep in their own homes and travel to the location each morning.  
  • The group cooks and eats only one meal together each day and fasts the rest of the time for increased closeness to God and spiritual power. The practice has aided Christians in their walks with God since the beginning of the church.  As a matter of fact, the common practice of Christians for the first five hundred years of the church was to fast Wednesdays and Fridays.  
  • Because the group size is limited, the ministry seeks participation from those who can be present for the entire retreat from Thursday evening through Saturday evening. Timing is 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, and 6:00 am to 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. 
  • There’s a minimal registration fee of $25. Expenses are paid by Christian Union and the host. 
  • It is helpful to bring a paper Bible.

There are two formats for our CU Fire Retreats. We have a retreat that begins on Friday evening and ends on Saturday evening. We also have a two and a half day retreat.

1.5 Day Format

Friday Schedule: 6:00pm-10:00pm

6:00pm Welcome, Introduction, and Encouragement

6:15pm Relationship building

7:15pm Teaching and Video

8:15pm Discussion

9:00pm Prayer

10:00pm End

Saturday Schedule: 8:00am - 10:00pm

8:00am Arrival and Welcome

8:15am Prayer and Relationship Building

9:30am Breakfast cooking cleaning and fellowship

11:00am Two Hours of Reading the Bible for What God is Like

1:00pm Discussion on What God is Like

1:30pm Prayer

2:30pm Worship

3:00pm Prayer

4:00pm Teaching and Discussion (themes related to seeking God wholeheartedly)

5:30pm Listening to God and Prayer

6:00pm Teaching and Discussion (themes related to seeking God wholeheartedly)

7:30pm Worship

8:00pm Teaching Video and discussion

9:00pm Prayer

10:00pm End

2.5 Day Format (may vary)

Thursday Schedule: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Welcome, Introduction, and Encouragement

Friday and Saturday Schedules

6:00am Arrival and Welcome

6:15am to 7:30am Prayer and Relationship Building

7:30am to 9:00am Breakfast cooking cleaning and fellowship

9:00am to 11:00am Two Hours of Reading the Bible for What God is Like

11:00am to 11:30am Discussion on What God is Like

11:30am to 12:30pm Prayer

12:30pm - 1:00pm Worship

1:00pm - 2:00pm Prayer

2:00pm - 3:30pm Teaching and Discussion (themes related to seeking God wholeheartedly)

3:30pm - 4:00pm Listening to God and Prayer

4:00pm - 5:30pm Teaching and Discussion (themes related to seeking God wholeheartedly)

5:30pm - 6:00pm Worship

6:00pm - 7:00pm Teaching Video and discussion

7:00pm - 8:00pm Prayer

Get Involved
To learn more or to get involved, please contact Karen Hetzler at Karen.Hetzler@christianunion.org

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