October 24 – 29, 2021 | Nashville, TN

An extended retreat to bathe your heart in the Father’s love

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Join us for Sonship Week – a week of transformative teaching, deep worship, honest small group discussions and personal mentoring – all based on Serge’s classic Sonship curriculum.

Many of us understand faith intellectually, but our hearts have not quite kept up with our heads.

Sonship Week is designed to help you take some of the glorious theological truths of the gospel, truths you may know in your head, and apply them deeply to your daily life as a Christian.

At this retreat, you’ll also have the opportunity to work with a Serge mentor who is trained to help you apply the gospel to every area of your life, ministry, and relationships. (Please note – personal mentoring space is limited!)

We highly recommend this retreat for ministry leaders, lay leaders, or anyone who is looking to revitalize a stale or stagnant relationship with God.

When: Sunday, October 24, 2021 – Friday, October 29, 2021

Where: West End Community Church, Nashville, TN
235 White Bridge Pike, Nashville, TN 37209

Here’s what you can expect at Sonship Week:

  • Experience spiritual renewal through teaching sessions on core Sonship concepts that offer a profound understanding of the implications of the gospel, the necessity of repentance, and what it means to be transformed by God’s grace.
  • Have the opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced Serge mentor trained in helping you apply the gospel deeply to every area of your life.

  • Connect with other disciples in a small group for honest discussion and prayer.

  • Be renewed through personal worship and reflection time.

We hope you’ll leave this retreat feeling spiritually renewed, with greater joy, and ready to share the wonderful news of God’s loving kindness with others!


Scotty Smith

Pastor and Author of The Gospel-Centered Life in the Bible series books: Revelation, Ephesians, 1 John

Patric Knaak

Director of Renewal at Serge, Author of On Mission: Devotions for Your Short-Term Trip, and Co-author of The Gospel-Centered Life in the Bible series book: Psalms: Real Prayers for Real Life

Josiah Bancroft

Pastor and Senior Director of Mission at Serge

Barbara Bancroft

Ruth Ann Batstone

Counselor and Author of Moving On: Beyond Forgive and Forget

Stu Batstone

Serge Sonship Mentor and Teacher


Sunday Evening

Opening Plenary Session & Small Groups

Monday - Thursday

Morning Plenary Sessions & Small Groups
Mentoring Sessions (1 Hour Session; Supplemental Fee)
Evening Plenary Session & Small Groups


Final Plenary Session & Worship

Ticket Information

Registration is open until Friday, October 8, 2021

Conference and Personal Mentoring Ticket

A conference and personal mentoring ticket includes everything above PLUS 4 personal mentoring sessions. (Couples will attend together.)  

Individual Registration –  $600.00

Married Couple Registration – $750.00

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Conference Only Ticket

A conference-only ticket includes attending all main sessions, small groups, lunch and conference materials.

Individual Registration –  $200.00

Married Couple Registration – $350.00

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Sonship Week

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sonship?

It was while doing cross-cultural, team-oriented ministry that Serge missionaries discovered how challenging it is to be grounded in a biblical identity as sons and daughters of God—even in the midst of missional work. So, Serge leaders developed the Sonship Curriculum to equip missionaries to live out the gospel in their daily lives and nurture a new boldness to share the love of Christ with others.

Over the years, we have taken the grace-based principles of Sonship and expanded it into various formats, including our one-on-one mentoring program, Mentored Sonship, and for multiple cultural contexts, religious backgrounds, and specific life applications.

Who is Sonship Week for?

If you are longing to experience spiritual renewal and are looking for new ways to reach your community for Jesus, this retreat is for you. We highly recommend it for ministry leaders, missionaries, lay leaders, and couples who desire to be rejuvenated and are ready to deeply live out the gospel in their lives, ministries and relationships.

When and where is the retreat taking place?

When: Oct. 24-29, 2021
Where: West End Community Church, Nashville, TN (235 White Bridge Pike, Nashville, TN 37209)

Is there childcare available for this retreat?

Because this is an intensive conference, we encourage couples to arrange their own childcare so they can be together and focused for the week. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide childcare.

Should I wait to register for the event because of COVID-19?

No, please go ahead and register. If we have to cancel this event or you are unable to attend due to the pandemic, we will issue a 100% refund. But please do join us in prayer that the event will not be impacted by the pandemic. Our sincere desire is to gather in person.

We will be closely monitoring COVID-19 and the Delta variant over the coming weeks. If any federal or local mandates are in place then we will adhere to those requirements.

What kind of COVID-19 protocols will be in place?

Our desire as an organization is to love our neighbors by not unnecessarily contributing to the potential spread of COVID-19. Serge’s leadership has recently implemented a masking policy for Serge-sponsored events that take place in locales of high or substantial transmission – and, currently, community transmission is high in Davidson County (see CDC). Assuming that level does not improve in the coming weeks, masks will be required for the duration of the event (except while eating or drinking).

Since there is documented evidence that even fully vaccinated individuals can spread the virus to others (though it is a smaller likelihood), the Centers for Disease Control now recommends masking when in public indoor venues for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in areas of high or substantial COVID-19 spread. We are following these recommendations at any event that we organize because we believe it to be the responsible, loving thing to do.

Are ticket refunds available if I need to cancel?

Cancellation requests received before Friday, October 8th, 2021, will be refunded, less a $50 processing charge (per registrant). Unfortunately, no refunds can be made after this date.

Please contact us for any refund requests.

What if I have problems registering on Eventbrite?

If you’re having difficulty registering on Eventbrite, please first make sure that your web browser is NOT Internet Explorer. For most people, using a different web browser will solve the problem. It’s also helpful to clear your browser’s cache and cookies before you begin the registration process. More helpful tips can be found on Eventbrite’s HELP page. If you are still having difficulty, please contact us at grow@serge.org.

When purchasing a “Married Couple” ticket, do I need to buy 2 tickets for both myself and my spouse?

If you are registering as a married couple – you will only need to buy 1 ticket. Choose either $350 (For Married Couples – Conference Only)  or $750 (for Married Couples – Conference plus mentoring.)

Are there any scholarships for Sonship Week?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any scholarships for this retreat.

Can I still register if I can only attend some of the main sessions?

Sonship Week is an intensive retreat that is most powerfully experienced when you attend in its entirety. So, we kindly ask that you only register if you can attend all the sessions to ensure the best experience possible for you!

Will there be a shuttle service provided from the hotel to West End?

Unfortunately, there will not be a shuttle service. If you are not planning to rent a car, we recommend using Uber or Lyft.

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