Breaking Free From Strongholds Christian Retreat


Do you ever eat or drink more calories than your body needs?  Do you ever feel you ought to exercise but don’t?  Do you ever know the right thing to do but don’t do it?  Do you ever know something’s wrong but do it anyway?  If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you’ll know without a doubt that you are a citizen of the human race.  

As fellow members of the human race, we all deal with life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits.” (Rick Warren) At New Creation Transformation Ranch, we believe that we worship our way INTO addictions/strongholds and we can worship our way OUT.  We also believe that if we don’t understand something, or someone’s value, intent, and purpose, we are likely to neglect it at best, and abuse/destroy it, at worst.  

While many teach that we are “victims of a disease”, we believe we all have free will, and we make choices—some lead to freedom, while others lead to bondage.  When we exercise our freedom of choice, some of those choices lead us to be controlled by something or someone.  The real “Dis-ease” is actually a “SIN-disease” that we all battle.  Here at NCTR, we realize that changing one’s habits or lifestyle takes much longer than a few days or weeks.  However, we also realize that many of us cannot take a “time-out” from life and attend a 6-30 month residential recovery program.  

In our Christ-centered retreat on the beautiful 25 acre sanctuary in the serene WV mountains, we will (re) discover our inherent value, intent and God-given purpose, as we unplug and detach from a world that seeks to steal, kill and destroy, and get to know the One Who came that we might have life, and really live it to the full.  Through shared activities such as worship, study, healthy, nutritious meals, and fun, guests will leave here with a new understanding of their value, intent and purpose, and a plan to live that out as they return home to their home, family, and job.

During this retreat, you’ll learn:

  • The real root of addiction and what drives your behavior
  • Breaking the stronghold of addiction
  • Identifying Your Triggers 4 Cs of Relapse
  • Mental Detox: Releasing toxic thoughts and emotions
  • What is fear and how to overcoming it
Accommodations & Activities:

  • Shared room in ranch house (Up to 10 participants)
  • Healthy & nutritious meals
  • Pool and jacuzzi
  • Hiking & biking
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Recreation room
  • Hilltop Meditation Lodge
  • Pond & fishing (seasonal)
  • River excursion 
  • Massage, coaching, & wellness services
Sample Daily Retreat Schedule:

6:30 – Morning Walk or workout

7:30- Morning Meditation & Devotion Circle

8:00-  Lymphatic exercise, gentle Christ-centered yoga, and moving meditation

9:30- Lite Breakfast

10:30- Workshop

12:30- Lunch

1:30 – 3:30- Personal, Activity, and Self-Care Time:

(Afternoons alternates between personal alone time to complete self-healing assignments and nurturing and/or recreational activities that include:

    • Volunteering: Garden, kitchen, horses, if desired.
    • Personal Coaching (see build your retreat)
    • Massages or health treatments (see build your retreat)
    • Meditation studio and walks
    • Hiking and biking
    • Work on Personal Self Healing and Clarity Assignments
    • Personal Quiet Time with God

3:30- Group Activity

5:30 – Dinner

6:30  – Mind movie meditation

7:00 – Sharing circle

8:00 – Evening activity

9:00 – End





  • You have an active substance abuse addiction and have not gone through treatment program. 
  • You have partaken in any type of risky behaviors or active addictions in the last 3 months prior to the retreat.
  • You are on any addiction medications.

Breaking the Strongholds Christian Retreat

RETREAT DATES: (5 days, 4 nights)

To Be Announced



Deposit: $300 (non-refundable)

(You can build upon your retreat as well; see below)

$795 (Double-occupancy)

$1295 (Single-occupancy)



Begins 4p.m. to Ends 2 p.m.



New Creation Transformation Ranch

1600 Stalnaker Road, Phillipi, WV



Recommended Airports: 

Clarksburg – 30 minutes to center

Pittsburg – 2-hours to center



  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from the retreat center


  • Metro PCS no service in local town


It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation.

Naturally, no one books with the intention of canceling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so please purchase travel cancellation insurance once you have made your reservation. God Getaways does not provide travel insurance. With most agencies, insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation. We recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance as this covers you for all activities.

God Getaways is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for a retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.