BMI Oasis Couples’ Retreat

(Thursday PM–Saturday Noon)

Retreat Dates: September 6-8, 2018

Contact us to reserve your spot! (contact info below)

The Couples’ Retreat at The Oasis is a two-night getaway for anyone desiring to increase their marital intimacy while strengthening their relationship with God.  Whether you seek spiritual renewal or marital refreshment, or both, the time you spend together will pay rich dividends of love, loyalty, and closeness. Come experience how principles of spiritual renewal can grow your relationship with God and with your spouse!

The Couples’ Retreat combines group discussion, inspiring videos, a “vision board”, and lots of time with your spouse. Our back-to-nature setting, peaceful environment, and scrumptious meals will facilitate a life-changing retreat. What better location to escape from the demands of life to rest, reflect, and be refreshed together as a couple!


Arrive / Optional R&R time: 5:00-7:00 PM
First Small Group Exercise and Discussion (PURPOSE): 7:30 PM
Optional: Love and Respect Video (8:30-10:00 PM)

Breakfast: 8:30 AM
Small Group Exercise and Discussion (MISSION 1): 9:30 AM
Free Time (for Fun, Prayer, Reading, etc.): Noon-6:00 PM
Cookout (at the Oasis): 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Small Group Exercise and Discussion (MISSION 2): 7:30 AM
Optional: Love and Respect Video: 8:30 PM

Breakfast: 8:30 AM
Small Group discussion (VISION Board Exercise): 9:30 AM
Love and Respect Video (optional): 11:00 AM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

Requested Donation: $250 per couple (assistance is available).

Facilitators: Dr. John & Julie Studebaker

As Executive Director of the BMI Oasis, Dr. John Studebaker serves as a certified Life Coach to Pastors and Missionaries. John has coached 50+ Pastors over the past 15 years, and is available for coaching during the retreat. He is a co-founder of Bridge Ministries, Inc. and the BMI Oasis. He is also Lecturer in Religion at Hillsdale College, and has a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Trinity International University. He has worked on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, Probe Ministries Int’l, and as a College Pastor in two churches.  He is author of The Lord is the Spirit: The Authority of the Holy Spirit in Contemporary Theology and Church Practice (Pickwick, 2008).

Julie Studebaker is facilities coordinator at the BMI Oasis. She also serves as a radio DJ and as co-host of the popular Hymntime Country Style program on Sunday mornings. She has recently begun The Julie Anne Show as an outreach of faith, joy, and music to thousands of listeners.  She has an infectious faith and has worked with women from all walks of life, providing encouragement and feedback for their faith journey.


BMI Oasis (Bridge Ministries, Inc.)

10851 East D Ave., Richland MI 49083

Phone: (269) 277-7020 or (699) 719-9634