Renew, refresh, restore.
As those words wash over my soul, I imagine what it would be like to trade the busyness of life for a rest-filled women’s ministry retreat.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
While no doubt Charles Dickens wasn’t referring to women’s ministry retreats, many of us would borrow those words to describe our retreat and retreat planning experience.
No matter the size of your retreat group, there will be women that do not know each other.
Whether it’s because they attend a different service, a different Sunday school class, or came with a friend, they will need opportunities to make connections.
As was modeled before me, our teams have always sent a letter to the retreat participants.
Back in the day we used to send them through the mail, however due to the fact that almost everyone has email and postage can add up quickly, we now send them electronically.
Please note: This post was originally published on October 30, 2014 and has been edited and updated to include more information.
Between the speaker sessions, discussion groups, prayer, meals, worship, and icebreakers, the schedule is filling up fast!
Decorations can be a fun way to play up the theme of your women’s ministry retreat.
Lighthouses, oversize coffee cups, mason jars with flowers, bowls of fruit, and princess crowns.