January Online Ashram

January 20-22, 2023

Be Still

Set aside some quiet time wherever you are to focus on the "still, small voice" of the Holy Spirit, join together with others for prayer during our prayer meetings, or share requests and praises with the group on the prayer wall.


Listen to the words of Brother Andy Hurst as he shares the radical love of God for all people and Christ's call to "take up the cross." Brother Andy gave these messages at the Redwood Christian Ashram in 2008.


Take thoughtful time through discussion with others during our live interactions, journal on your own, or share your thoughts with the group using the Padlet at the bottom of the page.

Brother Andy Hurst

Brother Andy Hurst spoke at the Redwood Christian Ashram in 2008 alongside Brother Lloyd Saatjian. We will be primarily focusing on his second, third, and fourth talks from that week. If you have time you are encouraged to also listen to the first talk where Andy shares about the unconditional love of the Father in the story of the Prodigal son.

Come To The Father

Come To The Father.mp3

While we will not specifically discuss this section we highly encourage you to listen if you have time. In this section Brother Andy Hurst introduces himself and discusses the unconditional love of the Father in the story of the prodigal son. 

Take Up The Cross

Take Up The Cross.mp3

Friday evening discussion will focus around Brother Andy's call to take up the cross. A compelling message from Matthew 16:13-28, Andy challenges us to be followers not just believers.

Who Gets To Say Who You Are?

Who Gets To Say Who You Are.mp3

Saturday evening's discussion will focus around Brother Andy's challenging message about identity found in Christ. Drawing on Acts 3:1-20 and a variety of stories, Andy urges us to get in the game and to live out our purpose: to fully belong to God.

Seek The Healer

Seek The Healer.mp3

Sunday evening's discussion will focus around Christ's compassion and desire for wholeness for His creation. Beginning with the story of healing for the man with leprosy in Mark 1:40-42, Andy discusses the many ways that we can experience healing.

Saturday Morning Watch: Psalm 77

Live discussion on Zoom at 7:30am (PT)

Sunday Morning Watch: Psalm 30

Live discussion on Zoom at 7:30am (PT)

Padlet: A discussion board for prayer requests, open heart, reflections, and overflowing heart. Posts do require moderation and may not be immediately visible.

Top Questions About the January Online Ashram

Q:  Where will I access the content?

A:  All content except discussions can be accessed through this page. Live discussions will be accessed through Zoom. Make sure to register to receive the link.

Q:  What if I am working and cannot attend any of the live discussion or I can attend some and not others?

A:  We hope that as many people as possible can participate in the discussion times but they are not required. If you are unable to attend some live discussion but not others that is perfectly fine.

Q:  I have children that want to participate. Is there a program for them? 

A:  There will not be specialized content for children but they are welcome to participate with the group. 

Q:  I still have some questions about this "online retreat." Is there someone I can talk to?

A:  Yes! All of our contact information is listed at the bottom of the page. We would love to hear from you.

Q:  What is Redwood Christian Ashram?

A:  Redwood Christian Ashram is a Christian family camp held each summer in the Santa Cruz mountains of California. We are very excited to be able to be back on site this summer but want to continue offering an online retreat that is accessible to everyone.