A WEEKEND WITH YOU IN MIND

Crafts & Creative Activities

Crafts & Creative Activities

Ropes Course & Giant Swing

Ropes Course & Giant Swing

Interactive Seminars

Interactive Seminars

Endless Outdoor Activities

Endless Outdoor Activities

A Weekend With You In Mind

Grab the girls and spend a weekend away, resting, and finding new strength at Berea’s Women’s Retreat.

The schedule for the retreat is planned deliberately to give you a chance to grow and to be refreshed, to use the time in the unique way that you would most enjoy. In between the main group sessions, spend time talking with friends, take a short hike along our Prayer Walk trail, relax with a book and a cup of coffee, or join in one of the many optional activities – such as riflery, archery, volleyball, seminars, crafts, kayaking, canoeing, and boat tours – that Berea has to offer.

This Year’s Theme

Christian Women's Weekend Retreat- Berea

These days, it seems like everything we could ever want is right at our fingertips. With free two-day shipping, meal kit delivery, and smart home devices, our world almost feels boundless.

So why is it that, at times, everything and everyone – especially God – feels so far away?

Scripture speaks of the intense closeness of God. Always present and always within reach (or always close) – literally dwelling inside of us. His answers don’t always arrive within two business days; He isn’t controlled remotely, but He is ever near and accessible to us. Like we read in Deuteronomy 30:11-14, we don’t need to hike to the highest mountains or dive the deepest seas to draw close to Him. We would experience His presence if we would only reach for Him. Our God and His promises are closer than our very own hearts – always within reach.

SPEAKER: Crystal Kirgiss

Crystal Kirgiss (PhD, Purdue University) is an author, speaker, and teacher who is passionate about things as diverse as Narnia, Middle Earth, motorcycles, youth ministry, fountain pens, unlined journals, and the NFL. She teaches writing and literature at Purdue University, is a regional trainer for Young Life, and speaks to groups of all ages about matters of faith, discipleship, and the Word. She is the author of more than 10 books, was a core writer for The Way (New Living Translation, Tyndale), and was an award-winning newspaper columnist before the age of technology. She and her husband Mark have three grown sons.

WORSHIP LEADER: Out of the Dust

Chris and Stephanie are the husband and wife duo, Out of the Dust, who began and continue their lives just outside of Nashville, TN. Their story of downfall, heartbreak, and miraculous redemption is woven deep into the fabric of their music. After growing up in church and marrying young, like so many young men, Chris slowly and quietly lost all faith in God during college. Even while slipping deeper into drugs and every other whim of his heart, he secretly managed an alter ego for years around church friends, family, and even Stephanie. Finally, everything surfaced one Thursday night in January 2010 as Stephanie’s life unraveled before her eyes. Their young marriage quickly collapsed in divorce as Chris walked away from God, friends, and everything he had built with Stephanie. What happened next can’t be called anything other than a miracle. His independence very rapidly found him in the most desperate and heartsick place of his life, and it was there that he was shown the depth of his selfishness and pride. Incredibly, in just over a year, God mended their hearts, restored their marriage, and still continues to breathe new life into their story today. The passion they share is to tell of God’s beautiful and majestic redemption through music that is stirring, thoughtful, and uniquely their own.

RATES (per person)

$180

 Register by June 30 & save $10