Women of Vision Leadership Ministry Retreat 2018

The WOVL Retreat 2018 is a weekend where licensed women in the UPCI, pastor’s wives, female church leaders, and those seeking their ministerial license and ministry can come together for retreat, fellowship, training, and renewal. The retreat is focused toward women who are actively involved in ministry: evangelizing, teaching, preaching, worship leading, church planting, pastoring, chaplaincy, counseling, and involved in leadership positions within their local church and community. The retreat is open to women from around the country, although the retreat is limited to the first 35-40 women who register. The retreat is set up to remain small, so women can build connections and friendships with other women who are ministering and serving in ministry. The retreat is open to women of all ages, but unfortunately we cannot host children (15 and under) at this time. The retreat is aimed at providing encouragement and support for wherever the attendee is in their ministry journey, and is not aimed at pushing a person into pulpit or leadership ministry. We want to journey with you and help support you as you follow the voice of God in your calling and ministry. We also want to encourage each woman to speak with their pastor before attending the retreat. This retreat is meant to help support the work you are already doing with your pastor in your local context, and is not meant as a substitution. We want to walk alongside you and the leadership you already have in place in your life, and help bring encouragement and extra support to you as a female in leadership. We will announce our retreat theme in the upcoming months. The retreat will be located in a suburb of Saint Louis, MO. The retreat is sponsored and brought to you by Women of Vision Leadership Ministries.

 

What You Can Expect

The official retreat time will begin on Friday afternoon at 2pm. Women will pick up their registration packets and the first sessions will begin 3pm. All sessions are optional, and retreat attendees can choose which sessions are most helpful for them in their ministry journey. Retreat attendees are encouraged to walk the grounds, spend time talking with other women, relax, and enjoy their time away. There are several rooms available at the retreat center: quiet rooms for one-on-one mentoring conversations, a beautiful second floor all seasons room with fireplace, second floor chapel and prayer room, and a hospitality room on the first floor. Attendees are invited to bring snacks to share. On Friday evening, there will be a special worship service with music, preaching, and a time of testimony. Activities and other sessions will be announced in the beginning of 2018. You can expect roasting smores by the campfire, teaching and training sessions, panel discussions and Q&A time, and a relaxing painting and chocolate fondue activity. Friday dinner, and Saturday breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. We do not have to cook! Praise God! Just come and relax for a weekend! There will be several sessions and activities planned for Saturday, and the retreat will end around 2:30pm. You can expect journaling time, group building activities, and different seminars about women in leadership within the Church. The retreat center is about fifteen minutes from the Saint Louis airport. No children please, as this is a time to relax and refresh in ministry.

Women of Vision Leadership Ministry Retreat 2018 Draft Agenda

Friday August 31, 2018 Location
11am     Meet and Greet Fellowship Time at Starbucks, Facilitator: Valissa D’Sa 1261 Graham Rd, Florissant, MO 63031
1pm     Arrive and Register (1st Flr. Desk) at Pallottine Renewal Center, Room Check-In 15270 Old Halls Ferry Rd. Florissant, MO 63034
2pm     Retreat Begins: Welcome and Retreat Overview Time, Get to Know You Activity

(Facilitator/Storyteller: Vinessa D’Sa)

Pallotti Conf. Room
3pm     Session One: Starting to Dream With God,

(Dreamer/Storyteller: Crystal Schmalz, Featured Story: Erica Moreno)

Pallotti Conf. Room
4pm    Session Two (Small Group Discussions): Issues Women in Ministry and Leadership

Facilitators: Group 1: Crystal Schmalz and Lois Mitchell Group 2: Lori Wagner and Vinessa D’Sa

Pallotti Conf. Room

Salvatti Conf. Room

5pm    Dinner and Fellowship Cafeteria
6:30pm  Evening Worship Service

Music: Jessica Edwards and Friends (Song Lyrics in Retreat Handbook)

Commission: Rev. Crystal Schmalz

Sermon and Main Speaker: Bishop and Rev. David K. Bernard

Communion Served by Bro Bernard, Sis Crystal, and Sis Lois Mitchell

Chapel
8:30pm Connect and Fellowship Time/One-On-One Mentoring Sessions

Snacks in Hospitality Room, Coffee Bar, Games, Talking, Swimming, Walking the Retreat Grounds, Campfire, Sleep, Second Floor All Seasons Room, 3rd Fl. Assembly Room (Couches)

Gym, Swimming Pool, Pallottine Grounds

 

Saturday Sept 1, 2018 Location
7am     One-On-One Mentoring Sessions Small Couch Rooms
8am     Breakfast and Fellowship, Tell Your Story Time! Cafeteria
8:30am     Morning Devotion and Journal Time

Speaker: Rev. Laura Butler

Chapel
9:45am    Small Group Discussion Sessions:

 

§ A Biblical Study of Women in Leadership, Crystal Schmalz

§ Mentoring: Leaving a Legacy and Sharing Our Story, Nancy Norris

§ Church Planting, Preaching, and Pastoring: Jessica Marquez

 

 

Salvatti Conf. Room

Pallotti Conf. Room

Cenacle Board Room

11am   Small Group Discussion Sessions:

 

§ A Biblical Study of Women in Leadership, Crystal Schmalz

§ Ministry Burnout and Self-Care in Leadership, Lois Mitchell

§ My Journey into Ministry and Getting a Ministerial License, Rose Dunham

 

 

Salvatti Conf. Room

Pallotti Conf. Room

Cenacle Board Room

 

12pm   Lunch and Fellowship, Tell Your Story Time!

 

Cafeteria
1pm   Concluding Retreat Session: Rev. Lois Mitchell

Concluding Retreat Remarks: Crystal Schmalz

Pallotti Conf. Room

 

*This is a draft agenda and may be subject to change as we get closer to the retreat.

*All retreat sessions are optional. We want you to pick the sessions which will feed your spirit and soul, and also find personal time for rest, relaxation, journaling, quiet, and time for fellowship. You pick and decide!

 

 

May 2018 First Letter to Retreat Attendees

 WOVL Ministry Retreat 2018 Agenda

 

Registration Details

There are different registration options, early bird registration and open registration. If you register before April 1st, the cost is $155. If you register after April 1, the cost is $180. Please see the differences in registration below:

 

Early Bird Registration Cost $155 (Nov 16, 2017-March 31, 2018): 

Updated March 31, 2018: Sold Out! Registration is Closed. We have reached our retreat limit.

This registration option is open to any woman who feels a call to ministry and leadership, but may not have their license. We encourage dreamers, pastor’s wives, future church planters, future missionaries, and those working in professions in counseling and chaplaincy to come to the retreat. Registration is non-refundable, as payments are made directly to the retreat center. Cost: $155

 

Registration includes:

  • one single room for Friday evening
  • three meals provided (Dinner on Friday, Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday)
  • optional mentoring session with one of our retreat committee members and or female pastor/minister
  • access to all sessions and seminars
  • access to the entire retreat facility: coffee bar and hospitality room, journaling room, early morning chapel prayer, swimming pool, walking around on the retreat grounds, etc.
  • Special Gift bag and Printed Retreat Book
  • Sit with speakers at meal times and ask questions and share stories/testimonies
  • Special Invitation to join us for Friday morning Starbucks Meet and Greet
  • Save $25 by registering as an early bird
  • Save 50% on Women of Vision Leadership Small Group Materials
  • Invitation to attend additional “Dreaming in Ministry Session”
Email wovlministry@gmail.com for mailing address to send checks.Pay online Using secure PayPal, and add a $2.00 fee for PayPal Convenience.

Please complete this registration form along with your payment. Click link and a PDF/Word file of the registration form will appear. Please email to wovlministry@gmail.com

 

WOVL Retreat 2018 Registration Form PDF

 

WOVL Retreat 2018 Registration Form WORD

 

Open Registration Cost $180 (April 1, 2018-August 1, 2018):

Updated March 31, 2018: Sold Out! Registration is Closed. We have reached our retreat limit.

This registration option is open to any woman who feels a call to ministry and leadership, but may not have their license. We encourage dreamers, pastor’s wives, future church planters, future missionaries, and those working in professions in counseling and chaplaincy to come to the retreat. Registration is non-refundable, as payments are made directly to the retreat center.Registration is non-refundable, as payments are made directly to the retreat center. Cost: $180

 

Registration includes:

  • one double room, (may upgrade to single room if available)
  • three meals provided (Dinner on Friday, Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday)
  • optional pastoral counseling session with one of our retreat committee members
  • access to all sessions and seminars
  • access to the entire retreat facility: coffee bar and hospitality room, journaling room, early morning chapel prayer, swimming pool, walking around on the retreat grounds, etc.
  • Special Gift bag and Printed Retreat Book
  • Sit with speakers at meal times and ask questions and share stories/testimonies

Please complete this registration form along with your payment. Click link and a PDF/Word file of the registration form will appear. Please email to wovlministry@gmail.com

 

WOVL Retreat 2018 Registration Form PDF

 

WOVL Retreat 2018 Registration Form WORD

WOVL RetreatSurvey

We want to build this retreat based on your interests. We invite you to take this short survey to help us plan the sessions and seminars. Possible seminar topics might include:

  • Self Care and Resiliency in Ministry
  • Sharing Our Story: Mentoring and Leaving a Legacy
  • Personal Sermons and Life Messages
  • Women Pastors and the Work of Pastoral Care
  • Church Administration and Leading as a Woman
  • Ministering in My Context: Cultural and Social Issues
  • A Biblical, Historical, and Experiential Theology of Women in Leadership and Ministry
  • Hearing the Call of God
  • Worship Leading: Preaching and Teaching
  • Grief and Counseling Ministry
  • Starting a Women’s Ministry Group
  • Evangelism: Bible Studies and Small Groups
  • Help, I Feel Lost!: Pastor’s Wives and Female Church Leaders
  • Church Planting and Pastoring
  • The Call for Rest and Sabbath: Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8Q9KGRV

 

Updates

We will provide more details about this upcoming retreat as we plan. We know God is going to do an incredible work in your life, and are very excited you are even thinking about attending. Look back at this page for more updates, and follow us on FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram. #WOVL2018

 

Planning Committee Interest?

We are forming the retreat planning committee for those who are St. Louis locals. Please email Crystal Schmalz at womenofvisionleadership@gmail.com if you are interested in being a part of our planning committee.

WOVL2018 Flyer

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