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What is the CU Fire Retreat? 
CU Fire Retreat is a simulcast spiritual retreat where small groups of Christians across America meet for 1.5 days to seek the Lord together for spiritual rejuvenation. All groups follow the same schedule and watch simulcast messages 4 times during the retreat. Some groups meet in person, usually at someone’s home, and other groups meet virtually via Zoom.  

How do I participate? 
Hosts invite their friends to join their CU Fire Retreat group, either in their home, at their church, or even via Zoom. A host guides his/her group to follow the CU Fire Retreat schedule and watch the simulcast portions of the retreat. Anyone can apply to host a CU Fire Retreat group. If hosts recruit at least four participants to their group, the hosts' registration fee is refunded.

How many people are in the small group? 
Ideally 4-12 people, but larger groups can still take part.

How can I host a CU Fire Retreat?
Anyone can become a CU Fire Retreat Host. Christian Union provides you with everything you need to host, including a schedule, the retreat curriculum and a host manual to guide you through each portion of the retreat. You can register as a host through the registration page.

If you have questions about hosting, please contact Grace Ann, at (646) 350-4123. She will support you throughout the entire retreat.

Can I attend without hosting?
Yes, you can attend a retreat as a participant! If you have not been invited by a host, you can register to join a virtual open CU Fire Retreat group, where CU staff will place you in a virtual group led by a trained host in your time zone. Past participants have loved getting to connect with fellow like-minded believers in this way!

What is the schedule for CU Fire Retreats?
Typical Schedule

Welcome and orientation
Teaching and Q&A (streamed) 
Group Prayer


Arrival and Welcome
Worship (streamed or on-site) and Group Prayer
Teaching and Q&A (streamed)
Two Hours of Reading the Bible
Discussion on the Reading
Group Prayer
Prayer for One Another
Teaching and Q&A (streamed)
Private Prayer
Listening to God
Meal: cooking, cleaning, and fellowship 
Worship (streamed or on-site) 
Teaching and Q&A (streamed)
Group Prayer

Can I come to CU Fire Retreat part of the time instead of the whole time?
What makes CU Fire Retreats so impactful is the amount of time spent seeking the Lord. If you are unable to attend the entire time, we encourage you to sign up for a future CU Fire Retreat when you can for the duration of the event. 

What does CU Fire Retreat believe? Are they part of a denomination?
CU Fire Retreats are a ministry of Christian Union. CU is a non-denominational Christian ministry which works with Christians from all traditions who have repented of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord and Savior. CU’s mission is to support local churches, pastors, and Christians to seek the Lord for revival and reformation in our country. You can read our statement of faith and ethics here.

Who Teaches the Content at the CU Fire Retreats? 
The speaker lineup not always the same, but the upcoming retreat's speaker lineup will be posted here.


 Why is there a registration fee for CU Fire Retreats?
The registration fee helps cover the cost of the event. Even though the event can be joined online, there are still various costs associated with each CU Fire Retreat. These costs include external expenses such as website/platform/app fees, speakers’ honorarium, and marketing the retreat. The cost also includes internal expenses such as CU associates who organize CUFR and support hosts to make each group a success!

Where does the registration money go?
All registration fees go directly to the budget needed to produce each CUFR. If there are any funds raised that exceed covering the costs, direct and indirect, they will only go to furthering the ministry of CU and CU Fire Retreats, not to individual staff, ministers or groups.

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Register for our upcoming CU Fire Retreat here.