EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Planning a Retreat Ebook

A complete 77-page guide to planning your next retreat:
  • Step-by-step. We start at the very beginning answering those basic questions of why, when, and where. Learn how to put together a Retreat Planning Team.
  • Detailed examples. I’ll help you tackle registration details, programs, and even share real retreat schedules with you.
  • Setting a Timeline. I walk you thru exactly what you need to do and when you need to do it.

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Women's Ministry Leader

Our first women’s retreat last year in May was blessed of the Lord and our speaker was so impressed with how it was so well organized for a first time retreat, so wanted to THANK YOU for that amazing tool!!!

In the Book, You Will Discover:


Targeted, tested advice gleaned from years of
planning and attending retreats. Step-by-step instructions. Examples and lists. 


How do we select a location? Determine the price?
Search for a speaker? Set the schedule? Create a program? Register our women? And so much more!


Specific ideas for praying over all aspects of your retreat. 
A 30 Day Prayer Calendar. How to set up a Prayer Room.
Ideas and resources for Prayer Stations.


Detailed info on setting up Discussion Groups
and training Discussion Group Leaders.
Using Icebreakers. Free time ideas. 

About the Author: Cyndee Ownbey

Cyndee Ownbey is a retreat enthusiast with an eye for details. She is a seasoned Women’s Ministry Leader and the creator of Women’s Ministry Toolbox – a free online resource for women’s ministry teams. Pulling from over a decade of retreat experience, Cyndee shares everything she knows about planning and attending a retreat. 



Retreat Planner 

This is the first time I am planning a Retreat for the Singles Ministry in my Church and I’ve found all these ideas... to be so very helpful. Thank you so much Cyndee, you have almost done all the work for me. To God be the glory… as we set about to put it into action.

EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Planning a Retreat Ebook

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From start to finish and every detail in between
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 Women's Ministry Leader 

Cyndee, You wanted to know how our retreat turned out, well it turned out wonderful…. God helped so much, though I never doubted He would because He had given me the vision of it months ago. We had 26 ladies show up. And according to the survey that 14 of them filled out, it exceeded their expectations in every area. I really believe God is beginning a work in their hearts. They want more! So many of them said they felt a love and peace there they had not felt in years.I believe the speaker God showed me to get was just the person they needed. I can tell they are longing for a women’s ministry and fellowship. I am new at this and I really want to thank you for all your help. To God be the glory.


  • Is God calling your women to retreat?
  • 15 Benefits of a Women’s Ministry Retreat
  • Where should you go?
  • When should you have your retreat?
  • How to Pick a Retreat Theme
  • How to Find a Speaker
  • 5 Ways to Pray for Your Retreat
  • Your Retreat Planning Team
  • What will you eat?
  • Ideas for Your Retreat Schedule
  • Worship Ideas
  • What should you charge?
  • Registration Tips
  • Creating an Awesome Retreat Program
  • Free Time Ideas
  • Your Letter(s) to Retreat Participants
  • Using Icebreakers
  • Setting Up a Prayer Room
  • Prayer Station Ideas
  • How to End Your Retreat
  • Retreat Surveys
  • Evaluating Your Retreat
  • Name Tag Tips
  • Discussion Groups
  • Discussion Group Leaders
  • Goodie Bags & Gifts
  • Photo Booth Ideas
  • How to Keep the Momentum Going After Your Retreat
  • A Retreat Planning Timeline
  • Bonus – Questions to Ask When Contacting a Retreat Venue

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