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The Retreat


A 4-day workshop in Belize

 

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The Retreat


A 4-day workshop in Belize

 

Junkyard Wisdom: Belize isn’t about self-discovery—it’s about others-discovery.

You go to your church small group, you’re willing to ask the hard questions, and you read books like Junkyard Wisdom to learn more about how to evaluate and use your wealth. Now it’s time to step outside the cultural walls that keep you surrounded with others who are far too similar: western, wealthy, comfortable. On the other side of those walls you’ll find a future in which you truly come alive. You’ll enjoy greater purpose, deeper relationships, and kingdom challenges that require your particular skills and gifts, and a daily sense of God’s presence that is beyond value.

 

 

When?

February 15-19, 2018

Where?

Jaguar Creek | Belize, Central America

 

 

Four mornings of revelatory, relational workshops on wealth, purpose, and scripture that will bring you closer to the heart of God…and the heart of what God is calling you to do.

Four afternoons of whatever you need, from zip-lining to catching some Zs in a hammock. You can explore the Mayan ruins dotting the landscape, savor fresh fruit and vegetables grown at our onsite farm, share a cooking lesson in a nearby village, explore St. Herman’s Cave by flashlight, or grab a machete and hike through the rainforest. And each day you’ll have the opportunity to begin genuine relationships—perhaps over a homemade meal—with rural Belizeans who are working to build their communities. 

The value of Junkyard Wisdom: Belize increases after you arrive back in the States.

You’ll apply what you’ve learned to new situations, new relationships, and new adventures. You won’t have all the answers, but you’ll have better questions, and the wisdom you need for the coming journey.


What others are saying about the 2017 experience...

"So many gatherings on life's greatest issues are facilitated in windowless conference rooms, devoid of interaction, beauty and the space to adequately process challenging information. Junkyard Wisdom Belize convened at the beautiful Jaguar Creek in the Belize Jungle creatively combined penetrating sessions on generosity, inspirational natural environments, satisfying relational connections and diverse off-site encounters.  Facilitated by Roy and D'Aun Goble and Ken and Tamara Wytsma, this was a deep dialogue as a community of Jesus followers that no one wanted to end."
– Steve Haas, World Vision, Catalyst

"Each day, Roy Goble’s ideas from his book Junkyard Wisdom were weaved into our conversation as a starting off point to some of the most amazing conversations we’ve ever experienced. Along with Ken Wytsma’s teachings on theology and culture there was so much to take in; forever our hearts were changed."
– Sandy Coughlin, ReluctantEntertainer.com

"Several factors collaborated to make this one of the most impactful retreats I have personally ever experienced. From the depth of content to the brilliant facilitation and the practical engagement with staff and the beautiful people of Belize; Junkyard Wisdom Belize surpassed all my expectations. This retreat avoided simplistic formulas while simultaneously provoking thought via practical action and intentional commitment to lifelong exploration, adventure and learning. Experiencing this in a community of peers who brought their own insights and expertise led to one of the richest experiences of my life. I am beyond thankful for having the opportunity to participate in this transformational experience and could not recommend it more highly!"
– Elbert Paul, President of National Christian Foundation, Northern California

"Junkyard Wisdom Belize provided me with a great framework for thinking about wealth and understanding how to live with it as a Christian. The in-depth teaching on both the theology and everyday realities of wealth and justice were fascinating, but exploring these concepts with others yielded insights and wisdom that cannot be found in a book. The real highlight for me was making new friends who were willing to share their stories. Stories of following Jesus, stories of wresting with difficult issues, circumstances, and decisions, stories of great success and failure. I was inspired by hearing how others in business, non-profit work, and academia pursue justice in their everyday lives, but I also left the retreat with some concrete lessons and actionable ideas." 
– Matt Shibata, Wealth Manager, Managing Partner

"Our individualistic and materialistic culture often "confuses my goals" at a subconscious level.  JWBelize is the rare opportunity to engage for several days in life-giving conversations and culture around themes of justice and human flourishing.  I flew back from Belize with greater clarify, deeper resolve, and an intimate community of friends who will no doubt continue to inspire and challenge me." 
Kevon Saber, Innovator and Investor

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The Speakers


the speakers

The Speakers


the speakers

 

Roy Goble

Roy is the author of Junkyard Wisdom: Resisting the Whisper of Wealth in a World of Broken PartsHe is also the CEO of Goble Properties, a real estate investment company based in Silicon Valley, and co-founder of PathLight International, a nonprofit based in Belize—while still finding time to visit and learn from friends and ministry partners around the world. Roy lives with his wife, D’Aun, in Livermore, CA.

 
 

 
 

Ken Wytsma 

Ken is the president of Kilns College, the founder of The Justice Conference, and the author of Pursuing Justice and Create vs. Copy. Ken is the lead pastor at Antioch Church, and he lives in Bend, Oregon, with his wife, Tamara, and their four daughters.

 
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Why Belize?


why belize?

 

Why Belize?


why belize?

 

Jaguar Creek, Belize 17.1613° N, 88.6801° W

In the heart of the Maya Mountain Rainforest. One minute from a river. One hour from the Caribbean Sea. Thirty minutes from the English-speaking capital of Belmopan.

Jaguar Creek is the kind of place where everything can finally come into focus. 

At the intersection of hardship and indescribable natural beauty—and removed from life back home, yet only two hours from Miami, Dallas, or Houston—Jaguar Creek is where people come to pray, learn, and grow.

 

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The Book


get the book

 

The Book


get the book

 

 
 
 

 
 

"Roy Goble is a successful entrepreneur with a grand plan. In my circles—Silicon Valley startups and brand evangelism—that’s not unusual. What is unusual is that Roy’s weapon of choice is hope.

Read this book if you want to learn another way to change the world."

- Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple

 

"To truly help vulnerable people around the globe, we’ve got to be smarter and do better. As Roy shares in Junkyard Wisdom, real philanthropy doesn’t start with a check, but a challenge: are you willing to help another person? Roy Goble has accepted that challenge, and he inspires his readers to do the same." 

- Jacquelline Fuller, President of Google.org and Google Foundation

 

"Roy Goble is a friend of mine. In fact, he’s the first friend I ever had.

We met just out of kindergarten. He was a guy who was always getting into mischief and I was drawn to him like a magnet. You will be too. It’s a holy mischief Roy’s been up to since then. Roy’s success in the world hasn’t led him to the wealthy; it’s brought him to the poor and hurting. This beautifully written book is the story of what Roy has learned along the way about love and compassion and Jesus."

- Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does

 

John Ortberg interviews Roy Goble about Junkyard Wisdom