Women’s Retreat



September 29-October 1, 2017
Retreat Speaker: Lisa Lessing (Fort Wayne, IN)
$95 per person

Registration is now OPEN.  Click HERE to register.
For the Brochure and Schedule click HERE.


Why come to the Women’s Retreat?

To get away…

from the stresses and distraction of a busy life and from the routine of the ordinary.

To laugh…

with other women of God, in a community where even if you come knowing no one, by the end of the weekend you leave with a whole new group of sisters.

To recharge…

in a place filled with peace and beauty, allowing you to hear the still small voice of God and to take intentional time to remember who you are in Him.

To be…

Loved.  Encouraged.  Challenged.  Refreshed.  Filled.  Known.  Accepted.  Appreciated.  Strengthened.  Changed.

Because it will be one of the best weekends of your life.


RETREAT THEME: “Pressing Pause: God’s Invitation to Rest”

We live in a world of “hurry sickness”, that feeling that there are not enough hours in the day, that we must work faster and harder to get things done.  The constant pressure and pushing to do more, make more, be more.  Such a world and way of life leads to exhaustion, anxiety, frustration, guilt, resentfulness…

And it is in this world that God invites us to press pause.

Join Lisa as we explore together the God-created rhythms of work and rest.  Be reminded that “stopping our work” is a way of remembering we are loved by God apart from what we do.  Learn to embrace the understanding that Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath and that the Sabbath was made for his people; it’s a gift to be unwrapped!  Leave the weekend truly freed to stop, rest, delight, worship, and trust in the Lord through times of Sabbath.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30, MSG)

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:

Lisa is a native “Okie,” born and raised in Tulsa, OK.  She has been married for 35 years and has three adult children (and son-in-love) all living in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Lisa received her master’s in counseling from Covenant Seminary and has worked as a licensed professional counselor.  She has been writing and leading retreats for almost 25 years. Along with leading women’s retreats, Lisa enjoys photography, writing, chocolate, and perfecting the coffee-making/drinking experience! Her heart is to come alongside women to help and encourage them toward a deeper and richer Christ-filled journey.


HOUSING:

At the retreat, you will have several housing options.  You can choose to stay in our:

  • Cabins: Each cabin contains 6 bunk beds.  Cabins have air conditioning/heating.  People in the cabin area use a centrally-located bathhouse for shower and toiletry purposes.
  • Lodges: Each lodge contains carpeted rooms with 2 bunk beds in each room.  Down the hallway is a common bathroom area.  Lodges have air conditioning/heating.
  • Commute: Coming from close by?  Feel free to sleep at home and drive to the retreat each day, or RENT a hotel room in the nearby city of Columbus.

You will be able to select which of these options you are choosing during your online registration.


ACTIVITIES:

Massages (Extra Fee=$30)
Treat yourself to some deserved relaxation as our trained masseuse works away the knots and stresses of life.

Canoeing and Kayaking
Slip through tranquil lake water as you hear the call of birds and let all your worries slip away too.

Hiking
Enjoy the beauty of the woods and the peacefulness of being outside as you walk the trails of camp.

Crafting
Work with your hands to make a beautiful creation led by one of our craft experts.

Many more activities will be added as we get closer to the fall!


What do participants have to say about the Women’s Retreat?

“I liked the little bits of silent reflection time and the mingling of women from different walks of life.  Each has a story and a deep faith in God.”

“The retreat is a refreshing, enriching weekend away with other Christian women; an opportunity to gain a new, faith-based perspective on life.”

“It gives you time to reflect on all you have heard while still having lots of fun.  It’s a time of developing life-long friends.”

“Renewing and directional and fun!”

“A great get-away to regenerate.”

“It’s a great opportunity to make new friends and recharge and re-energize in faith.”

“You are accepted for who you are.”

“Awesome way to get in touch with God and yourself.”

“A weekend to remember and renewal in the grace of God!”