October 2-4, 2020
$110 per person
Registration opens February 1st.
Click HERE to register.
Retreat Theme: The Mighty & The Mysterious
Retreat Speaker: Deaconess Heidi Goehmann (Nebraska)
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.
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.
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.
Loved. Encouraged. Challenged. Refreshed. Filled. Known. Accepted. Appreciated. Strengthened. Changed.
Because it will be one of the best weekends of your life.
RETREAT THEME: The Mighty and the Mysterious
We were created by a relational God. Therefore we are people of relationships and connection. God makes connections all over creation and He connects each of us one to the other. Because God is The Great Connector, He designed humans to be in community with Him, and He created us to be in community together. We don’t roam this great big world on our own, whether in marriage, family, or friendship.
The question remains, though: if community is not merely a bonus, not an extra, but a true piece of God’s plan, how do we actually move toward embracing connection? How do we throw off pretending at community and begin to do meaningful life together? And what about when questions assail and we come face to face with the slush of life that makes very little sense?
Join us this fall as we used the book of Colossians to explore what it looks like to live in intentional Christian community through the ups and downs of a challenging life. Though many things will remain a mysterious until we see our Savior face-to-face, we will see how God fills us right now in every way, through the mighty and mysterious Body of Christ, the Church.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Heidi Goehmann
Heidi Goehmann is a licensed clinical social worker and mental health care provider, deaconess, writer, speaker, wife, mom, and advocate. She received her bachelor’s degree in theology and psychology from Concordia University Chicago, and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Toledo with an emphasis on children, families, and social justice.
Heidi has worked in a variety of clinical settings including trauma treatment, play-based therapies, and systems research. She is a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapist, and has training in the Gottman method of couple’s therapy. She has also served in various ministry and mental health capacities.
Heidi can always be found at heidigoehmann.com which provides resources and advocacy for mental health and genuine relationship. Heidi loves her family, sticky notes, Jesus, adventure, Star Wars, Star Trek, and new ideas…not necessarily in that order.
View a tentative schedule for the retreat HERE.
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.
Please note that you will be sharing your cabin or lodge room with others. Arranging to have a room or cabin to yourself requires contacting our office (812-342-4815) at least 2 weeks in advance of the retreat, and may not always be possible depending on the number of people coming to the retreat. Many ladies mention how much they enjoyed getting to make new friends through their roommates for the retreat!
Breakout sessions will be announced as we get closer to the retreat.
Canoeing, Kayaking, and Paddle-boarding
Slip through tranquil lake water as you hear the call of birds and let all your worries slip away too.
Join in singing praises to God around the campfire, be encouraged by God’s Word, and indulge your sweet tooth with some tasty snacks cooked over the fire!
Let your inner creativity shine out as you work with your hands to create a beautiful work of art to take home with you.
Enjoy the beauty of the woods and the peacefulness of being outside as you walk the trails of camp.
Swoop through the trees on a thrilling ride. You have our permission to scream as loudly as you want.
Head down to the horse barn and enjoy a laid back trail ride. Our wranglers will help you every step of the way-no riding experience necessary! Or just swing by and say hello to Llama Bob or Mini Horse Houston.
Peer through a telescope and learn new constellations under the majesty of the night sky. Maybe you’ll even see a shooting star!
Women’s Retreat Specials:
You read that right. We set up inflatable hot tubs behind the lodge so you can enjoy relaxing in a hot tub while watching the sun set, or looking at the stars above.
Spend some time living out your faith through service. Every year we have a project whose work goes to support a local ministry in the community.
On Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday, and Sunday, a professional masseuse will be providing 30 minute full-body massages for an additional fee. Spots will be limited. An email will be sent out 2 weeks prior to the retreat where you will be able to sign up ahead of time for a massage spot.
You have permission to take as many naps as you’d like. True professionals try one in the morning and one in the afternoon!
We’re talking a light show, we’re talking ridiculously costumed MCs, we’re talking snacks snacks snacks, we’re talking a smorgasbord of prizes. Really, we’re talking an excuse to hang out, eat food, and give away gifts. Club Bingo! Saturday night! Get hyped!
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!”