How Would You Evaluate a Retreat?

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388725_optical_page__2I like evaluating  . . . programs, books, my life. The process helps me to think more clearly about the pros and cons. This is how I see what works, what doesn’t and most importantly how it can be done better.

What are some questions you’d use when evaluating a retreat? Why? Or what are some good questions you’ve answered?

Below are ones we’ve used at our retreats. Comments on these? 

  1. What did you like most about retreat?
  2. Which aspects of the program were most helpful?
  3. Which aspects of the retreat were not helpful or should be done differently?
  4. When did you experience God during the retreat?
  5. When did you experience community during the retreat?


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  • 1. Elizabeth Symington  |  . at .

    6. Talk about the theme of the retreat. Was it applicable to you? What did you get out of it?

    7. What were the deciding factors to come on this retreat? Anything making you hesitant to go on this trip?

    8. Do you plan on coming back next year? Why or why not.

    9. How did you hear about the retreat? Friend? Advertisement in church bathroom? Announcement during service?

    10. What would you like to help with next year? Making the bed treats? Compiling the notebook? Bringing a friend? Making a donation for a scholarship? Advertising?


  • 2. lynette  |  . at .

    Even our evaluations should be evaluated. I think number 3 could be left off.

    Good list Elizabeth! Very specific, these kinds of questions would help me think through my answers.

    #10 could also ask “would you be willing share your retreat experience with others: (video, crossroads, etc)

    #9 other reasons for coming (like past retreats)

    #6were you encouraged by the theme? Would you like to attend additional studies on this topic or lead a small group? Do you need to talk to someone or have someone pray for you after retreat?

    Shoot, I just had another thought but forgot it. Oh well.



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