Everyone needs to be loved. Just as our body needs food, water, rest and exercise to be healthy and never matures out of those needs, so our spirit, our soul needs to be loved in order to be healthy (i.e., secure, at peace, joyful) and it never matures out of that need. God knows that and wants our souls to “Taste and see that He is good” (Ps. 34:8; 1 Pt. 2:3) and to experience his love that is “better than life” so that our “souls are satisfied as with the richest of foods” (Ps. 63:3-5). Moses prayed that God would: “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days” (Ps. 90:14).


Our Weekend Events

FIRST LOVED: Experience God love you, up close and personal, as he loved the disciples through Jesus.

FIRST LOVED is a 2 or 3-day “Taste and See” weekend to experience God love you, up close and personal, as he loved the disciples through Jesus. You will discover how you can experience him love you personally today, with words and actions, through the Love Verse and God-sighting practices. The Love Verse practice is a way of engaging scripture so that God speaks to you lovingly and personally through scripture. The God-sighting practice is a way of recalling and meditating on your loving interactions so that you experience him love you through those interactions. As you experience God love you – personally, practically, and daily – you are both loved and trained to love others as he commanded you – “As I have loved you, love one another” [John 13:34].

Our 2-day FIRST LOVED “Taste and See” weekend is Friday evening from 6:30-10:00pm and Saturday from 8:00 – 5:30pm and includes times of worship, teaching, private time with God, and times of loving interaction with one another in small group. Cost varies but includes the FIRST LOVED workbook. Generally, a church hosts this event.

Our 3-day FIRST LOVED “Taste and See” weekend begins on Friday evening at 6:30 and concludes on Sunday at 2:00pm. This weekend provides an additional session that helps to expose and begin to remove a common barrier to receiving God’s love – our shame! It also provides deeper interaction with our trained facilitators and offers a more relaxed environment to linger in the Lord’s presence and love, and with one another. [Note: Sometimes this is a “commuter” event where participants sleep elsewhere. The schedule is Friday, 6:30-10:00; Saturday 8:00 to 8:00; Sunday 8:00 to 2:00]. The cost varies but includes the FIRST LOVED workbook.

Email us for more information on hosting a First Loved event.

The Farm (Connecticut)

FLTL Retreat in Lynnfield, MA

FLTL Retreat at Santa Claus Lake, Maine




Mark Fee has spoken at numerous conferences, including the ARC Training School, Calvin College, the New Canaan Society, Vision New England, Woodman’s Conference, Vida 220 Discipleship School in Costa Rica, and many churches across the country.

He engages groups with powerful Biblical-based teaching on various topics including Worship, the “New” Command, and Getting Along in the Church among others. He has also given shorter introductory versions of the First Loved practices to provide a taste for eager listeners.

Mark is also available during certain times of the year to fill in as guest preacher at your church. To inquire about having Mark come speak at your conference or for a church service, email Mark at