Unhurried Living Spring Retreat

Rest, refresh and replenish in Malibu, CA
April 22-25, 2024


Theme | Displacing Anxiety: Pivoting to Peace

Many of us find ourselves beyond tired. Perhaps you've been in a long stretch of stress and overwhelm that has weighed you down. 

Refreshment and refilling may feel like it's gone by the wayside as you have continued to serve your people and your work.

 Enjoy beauty, rest, seasoned mentoring and connection with God and community on the sunny Southern California coastline.

Accepting registrations until March 22, 2024.

Come and Enjoy

Interactive teaching sessions with Alan & Gem Fadling.

Deep rest and refreshment in a beautiful Malibu retreat space.

Guided unhurried time with God (solitude and silence).

Informal conversations around meals with a like-hearted community.

Inspiring Stations of the Cross, prayer labyrinth, and benches with staggering views.

(Limited to 30 participants)



The Unhurried Living retreat was a perfect balance of rest, relaxation, guided time with God, and learning session content. Three days felt like five, yet I did not feel bored or busy. I left equipped with exercises, notes and materials to prepare me to bring what I learned back to the hustle and bustle of real life. I will definitely repeat this retreat. (Bethany Acuna, Jersey Mike’s Franchisee)

Alan and Gem were both inspirational and practical. I am walking away from my time with them both refreshed by God’s presence and equipped for my next season of ministry.The retreat was the perfect mix of scripture, stories, activities and time alone with God. Alan and Gem skillfully led me into the restful presence of our loving father. (Heather Johnson, Missional Communities Coordinator, Bridgeway Church)

In the course of our gathering, discussions, and unhurried time with God, I have been captured by a new vision of leadership and the joy and delight of work that is the fruit of unhurried communion with God. (Chris DeHaan, Pastor, The Vineyard Christian Community)

Alan and Gem’s Unhurried Living retreats create space: space to learn, space to listen to myself, and space to listen to God. I leave with every space in my heart filled with God’s love. (The Rev. Elizabeth A. Felt, Senior Pastor, Advent Lutheran Church)

A retreat with Alan and Gem is a spacious time, a truly unhurried pace of spending time with God and in community. The invitation to long stretches of solitude is a gift, and their teaching provides just enough structure to make the time alone rich and profitable. (Maria Henderson, Spiritual Director)

Pricing & Schedule

$499 for the retreat, plus $450 for 3 nights and 9 meals at Serra Retreat. Total is $949 per person. (Couples rate is $859 per person).

Lodging at Serra includes: private bedroom with vanity, sink and linens; shared attached bathroom with one other person.

Retreat begins with dinner at 6:00pm on Monday and concludes with a 12:00pm lunch on Thursday. Each day there will be morning and evening gatherings. There will be lots of space and time for rest and reflection.

Accepting registrations until March 22, 2024.

Gem Fadling

Gem is a Certified Life Coach and a trained Spiritual Director who coaches women at the intersection of spiritual leadership and soul care. Gem is the host of the I Can Do That! Podcast and is the author of What Does Your Soul Love? Eight Questions That Reveal God's Work in You (IVP 2019) and the forthcoming book, Hold That Thought: Sorting Through the Voices in Our Heads (IVP 2022).

Alan Fadling

Alan Fadling, (MDiv), serves as a frequent speaker and consultant with local churches, national organizations and leaders internationally. He shows leaders how to get perspective so their leadership flows out of healthy rhythms of rest and work. A trained Spiritual Director, Alan is author of An Unhurried Life (IVP 2013) and An Unhurried Leader (IVP 2016).