The Spiritual Battle

Summer Retreat 2019

July 12 – 14 • Pepperdine University • Malibu, CA

Do You See Life as Warfare?

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.  (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

How we view life determines how we live life. How well we are equipped to win spiritual battles is critical to our success in living an abundant life. Come join us for a weekend of training and restoration as we examine the spiritual battles that we face each day. Our keynote and workshop speakers will provide insight on what every Christian needs to identify Satan’s strongholds and live victoriously in Jesus Christ.



Pastor Joe is the founding and lead pastor at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship which started in 1996 and holds worship services in Bellevue WA. He and his wife, Rita, have been joyfully married for 28 years and have 4 wonderful children (Matthew 25, Michelle 23, Kellie 21, and Kyle 18). Cornerstone has a daughter church (New Freedom Christian Community) that meets as a house church in Bellevue and an international church in Japan (Cornerstone Tokyo). 

In addition to leading Cornerstone, Joe has had the privilege to train pastors in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Before entering vocational ministry, Joe was a CPA doing audit/taxes (public accounting), finance (aerospace), and finance/budgeting (city government). Joe enjoys playing basketball (but his body is breaking down), golf (but his swing is broken), and pool (because there aren’t enough pastors hanging out in bars). He also finds great joy in rubbing the tummy of their dog Toby, who by far is the family favorite! 



Tim Sherreitt currently serves as the FCA Area Director for the Conejo Valley.  He has served previously as a pastor for 16 years.  He has previously attended Talbot seminary and has also received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  He is a Southern California native. He is married to Sarah Beth with three children: Caleb (6), Micah (3), and Lydia (2). He loves all things related to sports and outdoors.


Marriage Q&A

Speaker: Joe and Rita Yoshihara

Whether you are newlyweds or have been married for decades, intentionally spending time on your marriage is one of the best ways to keep it strong. Join Pastor Joe and Rita as they share a little bit about their story and answer any questions that you may have to strengthen your marriage.

Stand Your Ground

Speaker: Neal Renzi

Be STRENGTHENED by the LORD and HIS ARMOR to WRESTLE against the spiritual forces of evil in the spiritual realm and BEAR ARMS to STAND YOUR GROUND as we PREPARE for the DAY of EVIL.

Discover the abundant power of God available to all believers and what it means to be STRONG in the LORD’s mighty strength. Learn the purpose and reasoning why believers need to be strengthened by the LORD, the objective for how and why we must STAND OUR GROUND, and the importance of BEING PREPARED to face EVIL.

God’s Offense for the Spiritual Life

Speaker: Curtis Lowe

The Spiritual Battle is indeed a real war. Not only do we need to fight defensively (or we will certainly be defeated), we also must be well prepared to fight offensively so as to live the Spiritual Life God has made us to embrace. In this workshop we will see how God has promised us the Holy Spirit to empower us for living the best way, His way. We will learn how to maintain a walk with God’s Spirit as well as how to be continually filled with God!


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The Standard Package includes three meals for Saturday, two meals for Sunday, and two nights of lodging:

  • Age 18 or over : $158.50
  • Age 12 - 17 : $138.50
  • Age 6 - 11 : $118.50
  • Age 3 - 5 : $98.50

While we do encourage you to stay overnight for the retreat, the following are options that do NOT include lodging:

  • Two Days Visitor Package (four meals) :  Adult $89, Child $84
  • Two Days Visitor Package (three meals) : Adult $79, Child $74
  • One Day Visitor Package (two meals) : Adult $49, Child $44

Note: Child is denoted as Age 10 or younger. 

Children's Program and Nursery (age 0-3) is available onsite.

Youth under 18 years will require the following form: Youth Consent Form

Tentative Schedule

Friday, July 12

  • 04:30P   Check In
  • 07:00P   Welcome/Ice Breakers
  • 07:30P   Session 1 : Worship / Intro Message
  • 09:00P   Small Groups
  • 10:00P   Free Time / Evening Snacks
  • 11:00P   Cabin Time

Saturday, July 13

  • 07:00A   Morning Prayer / Devotionals
  • 08:00A   Breakfast
  • 09:00A   Session 2: Worship / Message
  • 10:30A   Small Groups
  • 11:30A   Lunch
  • 01:00P   Workshop 1
  • 02:00P   Workshop 2
  • 03:00P   Workshop 3

Saturday, July 13 (cont.)

  • 05:00P   Dinner
  • 06:30P   Icebreakers
  • 07:00P   Session 3 : Worship / Message
  • 08:30P   Speaker Q&A
  • 09:00P   Small Groups
  • 10:00P   Free Time
  • 11:00P   Cabin Time

Sunday, July 14

  • 07:00A   Morning Prayer / Devotionals
  • 08:00A   Breakfast
  • 09:00A   Session 4: Worship / Message
  • 10:30A   Combined Sunday Worship
  • 12:00P   Group Picture
  • 12:30P   Lunch
  • 02:00P   Checkout (ends 3:00 PM)