Rise Into Joy!

Online Retreat, April 7-9 Easter Weekend

Welcome to the "Rise Into Joy" online retreat weekend, where we will go on a journey of self-discovery. This retreat includes LIVE teaching sessions with David Hoffmeister and Frances Xu, and many opportunities to share the question or prayer that is on your heart.

During this weekend,  you are invited to let go of the past, embrace the present moment, and open yourself to the miracles that are waiting for you.

Discover the true meaning of "resurrection" during this Easter weekend. Join us for this transformative retreat and rise into joy!

Sign up for our "First-Timer" special if you have never attended our online retreat before!

This retreat (and the May online retreat) will be INCLUDED in our "Mystical Christ Academy" in case you want to sign up for that!

David Hoffmeister

David Hoffmeister is a modern-day Christian mystic and a living demonstration that consistent peace is possible when we rest in Christ. His gentle demeanor and articulate, non-compromising expression are a gift to all. David is world-renowned for his practical application of the teachings of Jesus, and his clarity about the function of forgiveness is unsurpassed. The purity of the message he shares points directly to the Love of God.

Frances Xu

Frances followed a deep calling, leaving behind worldly temptations to live a life of divine providence. Committed to letting go of the “I know” mind, her firm yet gentle presence supports the mind to open and to allow deeply buried blocks to come into awareness. She offers practical steps that lead to lasting peace and true freedom of mind. The message of truth pours through her, offering clarity and insight into the mind’s inner workings.

Participants Share

“This was my second online retreat and what I loved about this one, and what I loved about the previous one, is that not only is the retreat itself so helpful and inspiring, but even after the three days have ended, it just keeps on giving! It’s like my ability to receive has been expanded and the Holy Spirit jumps right in with more help, insight, and love. It’s like the song that never ends, it just goes on and on my friend. Wowza!”

Judith, Michigan

“My overall experience was one of great inspiration and joy. I felt my faith increase exponentially. The movie was especially inspiring. It was such a beautiful reminder that faith and trust can solve everything.”

Amy, Connecticut

“The little wall around my heart has melted. I feel touched like never before, and I know that was because David helped open a door for the Holy Spirit and Jesus as my new teachers. Love abounds - set free to pour out to the Universe. I am healed. I'm now living my Purpose. It's never too late; I'm 87 and full of Joy.”

Caroline, California

Retreat Schedule

All session times are listed in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

  • Opening session—Friday, April 7 @ 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. MDT with David Hoffmeister & Frances Xu

  • Second session—Friday, April 7 @ 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. MDT

  • All-Day Movie Workshop—Saturday, April 8 @ 9:00 a.m. MDT with David Hoffmeister

  • Closing session—Sunday, April 9 @ 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. MDT with David Hoffmeister & Frances Xu

Don't Miss a Thing!

Access Video Replays

We recommend attending all sessions LIVE if possible. If you do miss a session, then you can catch up later via the video recordings.

The video recordings will remain available for participants until a few days after the retreat. 


  • Do I need to be technically savvy?

    We use a simple platform called "Zoom," which is very user-friendly. Instructions on how to use Zoom is included in your retreat package.

  • If I have to miss a session, will I be able to watch the recording?

    Yes. You will receive a link where the recordings of the sessions will be uploaded. The recordings will be available an hour or two after the sessions for that day have ended and will remain available until a few days after the retreat.

  • I did not receive the confirmation email / Zoom link, what do I do now?

    Login to your account on https://programs.the-christ.net/users/sign_in and find the links in your retreat package. For the email, you can check your spam and promotions folder. If you still can't get in, then email us at [email protected]

  • I’d like to sign up as a couple/group. How do I register?

    Group rates are $75 USD per person. If your friend is a "First-Timer" then you can simply share this registration page with him/her. Otherwise, please email us at [email protected]. Our group rates imply that all participants join the event from the same location/same computer.