Retreat Planning - All You Want To Know

How to Organize Christian Women Retreats

If you are in a Christian women's group, you may want to go on a retreat at least once a year. The retreat can be a weekend getaway, where you can unwind, relax and deepen your relationship with Christ. It is easy to organize a Christian women's retreat that is memorable, fun and transformative. Below are some steps you should follow to have a successful retreat.

Theme of the Retreat

The first thing you should do is determine the theme of the retreat. Think about how you would like the participants to benefit by the time the retreat comes to an end. Also, determine the theme of the retreat. Would you like it to revolve around a portion of scriptures, relaxation, spiritual renewal, or  fellowship? For instance, if you intend the attendees to feel spiritually and physically renewed, you can organize a spa retreat that includes relaxation treatments, self-care breakouts, Christian meditation and silent time with God. Read about church group retreats at this page!

Location of the Retreat

The next thing to consider is the location of the retreat. There are hundreds of locations around the country you can choose for your retreat. If you have not organized a retreat before, ask your friends and colleagues about popular centers they have been to. You can also search on the Internet for Christian retreat centers in the locations you prefer. Some sites have photographs of various retreat centers, which can give you an idea of what to expect before booking. Check out this  retreat venue in NJ.

Retreat Speakers

Determine whether you would like to have speakers at the retreat. If a speaker will be part of the retreat, you should have a budget for him/her. When you know your budget, start looking for a speaker that will fit the theme of the retreat. You can ask your colleagues in ministry about the popular speakers in your area. There are also Christian websites that list speakers available for retreats and other engagements. Check these listing sites and make a list of potential speakers you can hire. Later, contact the speakers to find out about their availability, charges and other information you may need to make your retreat a success. For more information, you may also check

Accommodation and Meals

You should also decide upon accommodation and meals. When you have found a couple of good potential places you can use for the retreat, find out about the accommodation and meals they provide. Compare the prices of the different centers to find one that is within your budget.

Follow the tips above to organize a successful Christian women's retreat.