Join Us for a Special Getaway

We are bringing our closest partners together for a time of community building, celebration, and vision casting on the Oregon Coast, and we would love to have you there. The goal of this invitation-only retreat is to bless and encourage you, update you on the current status and impact of our work, and equip and inspire you to continue making a meaningful difference to a cause you care deeply about.

We will also be celebrating our belated 10 year anniversary of aftercare work in Indonesia! (Our original 2020 celebration was canceled due to COVID). You’ll join us as we recount our journey from where we started to what we have done over the last 11 years in Indonesia and where we are going next. Randy Remington, President of the Foursquare Church, is our keynote speaker and will encourage us throughout our time together. Sherry Muchira will be leading worship, and there will be several optional workshops on topics ranging from building resilience in your family to estate planning.

Lastly, we will have a lot of fun! Our retreat venue, Salishan Coastal Lodge, offers a wide range of exciting adventures and relaxing activities including a gorgeous 18-hole golf course, a luxurious spa, an aerial course, complimentary bikes, hiking trails, beach access, and more!

Guests and Speakers

Mike Mercer

President/CEO, Compassion First

Randy Remington

President, The Foursquare Church

Sherry Muchira

Musical Artist and Worship Pastor


We have planned a full schedule of worship, fellowship, learning, celebration, and play into our time together. We cannot wait!

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Registration has closed for this event. If you would still like to attend, please contact us.

There is no registration fee for this event; lodging and meal expenses for all retreat participants have been covered by a generous donor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I make my hotel reservation?

A: CF has secured a block of rooms that have been underwritten by a generous donor. We will make your hotel reservations for you. Please indicate any special requests or needs on the form when you register for the retreat.

Q: I’d like to extend my stay before/after September 12-14. Is this possible?

A: Yes! Please indicate the dates that you’d like to stay on your retreat registration form, and we will contact you to help facilitate arrangements with the hotel outside of our room block. 

Q: Can I bring my children? Is childcare provided?

A: Due the nature of our work, the content for our sessions may be considered PG-13. We respectfully ask that children not attend this event with you.  

Q: What is the dress code?

A: This event is designed to be a relaxing and comfortable retreat and the Salishan Resort provides an outdoorsy casual environment. We encourage you to dress as you are most comfortable. The typical high/low for Gleneden Beach in September is 69*/49*. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, so be sure to pack accordingly. The temperature in meeting rooms can vary quite a bit, so you may also want a light sweater to help avoid a chill.

Q: What time should I arrive?

A: Check-in for your room at the Salishan begins at 4pm on Sunday, September 12th.  Check-out time is 12pm (Noon) on Tuesday September 14th.

Q: What’s the schedule for the retreat?

A: We have a variety of main sessions and workshops planned. Monday afternoon has been left unscheduled to allow time and space for you to enjoy the resort amenities and the company of one another. Click here for more details: Retreat Schedule

Q: How do I schedule a golf tee-time?

A: We have golf tee times reserved for our guests starting every 10 minutes both Monday and Tuesday afternoon with the first time at 12:50pm and the last time at 1:50pm both days. You can sign up to golf with us here.

Q: How do I schedule an appointment at the spa?

A:   The resort has offered us 10% off spa services. Salishan recommends scheduling these out as far in advance as possible. To make your spa reservations, call 541.764.4300. Let them know you are with Compassion First to receive our special group rates. The 10% discount will be applied the day of your activity; as long as you let Salishan know before or when you check-in at the spa the discount will be applied.

Q: What other activities are available at the resort? 

A: You can view the full list of onsite activities at:

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