As a Women’s Ministries Director, I knew I was taking on too much in planning our women’s retreat when this quote from a favorite book resonated with me: “Ladies in bunches always filled me with vague apprehension and a firm desire to be elsewhere.” — Jean Louise Finch (Scout), To Kill a Mockingbird I even joked to my husband […]
Retreats are often full of activities, sessions and speakers – all good things. But, have you considered planning a retreat for your ministry that is solely focused on prayer? You can plan an effective prayer retreat with this retreat planner that includes sample prayer retreat schedules along with verses for focused prayer time.
Are you asking your event or retreat attendees to share their experience? Use this evaluation template to start gathering feedback. In addition to having a feedback form, consider using these ideas to get more attendees to complete the evaluation: Do not call it an evaluation – that sounds like too much work. Instead, label it as […]
Based On: My Heart, Christ’s Home by Robert Munger Description: Our ministry team was going through the Beth Moore study, A Heart Like His, and near the end of it we decided a mini-retreat was in order to end this study. We wanted to rededicate ourselves as women ministry leaders in our church so we would be […]
Three years ago I moved to a new state, leaving behind a church family I loved. We settled in to a large church, and weeks passed without really getting to know anyone. When I heard the announcement for a weekend women’s retreat, I was ecstatic. I looked forward to making friends and finding my place […]
A few years ago I attended a weekend retreat. I was new to the church and living in a new state. While I loved my new church, getting to know anyone was a challenge. I longed for friendships, especially having left a church that felt like family. When I heard the women’s ministry team was […]
Are you planning a retreat but don’t know where to start with the weekend schedule? Use this sample schedule as a jumping off point to creating a schedule that fits with your retreat goals and purposes.
This travel theme could be applied to an event or a retreat. Life is a journey, and we have a great destination. So let’s get packed and get going! Theme: Travel, specifically airline travel. Description: This theme was used for our fall overnight retreat and we took it to the hilt! When ladies registered, they […]
This retreat is based on: My Heart, Christ’s Home by Robert Boyd Munger. and reminds us to keep Christ’s dwelling ready for Him. Objective Our hearts are the dwelling place of Christ and the Lord uses all areas of our life for His purposes. Description The retreat focus would be on how different rooms in […]
Every day the world tells us how we should look, how we must dress and how many pounds we have to go until we can feel good about ourselves. Our desire for this retreat was to put some glamour on the truth that “the king is enthralled with your beauty.” Program The program was based […]