Connect. Think. Grow.
Author Mark Batterson once said “change of pace plus change of space equals change of perspective.”
We couldn’t agree more.
You’re invited to come and experience a change in perspective during a weekend away with other women all hungry to live life purposely with God. This year’s retreat will be a bit different than in years past; instead of having one speaker, women from Grace will speak from a biblical perspective on a variety of topics—“TED Talk” style. We will connect with each other, be challenged to think differently and grow in our knowledge of and love for Jesus as we walk in the light of His Truth.
Date, Time & Location
Friday, March 29 (5pm) – Sunday, March 31 (noon) • Camp Tejas, Giddings, TX
Registration closes at 4pm on Wednesday, March 27.
Camp Tejas is about an hour from Austin in Giddings, Texas, with beautiful accommodations and serene surroundings.
Cost & Registration
• $160 Bunkhouse (sleeps 24)*
• $255 Semi-private room (sleeps 6)
• $70 Saturday only (no overnight)
*There are only a limited number of spots available in the bunkhouse. If you are having difficulties registering for that option, it may be full. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This will be a brief discussion of the cognitive strengths and limitations we all have, along with our tendency to live in defiance of these limitations and, therefore, handicap our own performance or get in our own way. This will all be done in view of Scripture that describes optimal work load and the expected affective outcome.
In this fast-paced world with little margin, we have replaced God-ordained rest with leisure. We stop being busy only long enough to watch Netflix, scroll through Facebook or simply “check in” with things on our phones. Leisure does not provide rest and puts us further from a stillness and an intentional mindset that is primed to hear Him and to delight in Him. This will include an analysis of how we got here and practical advice to make rest a real part of life, including ideas from Andy Crouch’s TechWise Family and other resources.
We are surrounded by people who are wounded and broken, just like we are. Their emotional pain is a normal and healthy response to the losses and life changes that we experience: a personal or family health crisis, death of a loved one, a move away from friends and family, strained or broken relationships, job loss or financial stress.
Caring for others isn’t optional. The Bible says it in many ways: Love each other like God has loved you. Do for others what you would like to have done to you.
However, we don’t naturally know HOW to say and do loving things when others are in crisis. We are intelligent and loving, and we want to help. Still, sometimes we say and do dumb things.
Jesus commands us to love one another. He even said that this is the second greatest commandment only behind loving God (Matthew 22:37-40). Galatians 5:14 summarizes it nicely: “For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
But, how do we practically love people? How does loving others play out in our daily lives? How can we live a life so obviously marked by love that the world sits up and takes notice?
In this talk, Ashley offers 8 practical ways to love others that she learned during the ups and downs of 13 years of ministry with Young Life.
God gives each of us power—both in our personal and professional lives. When we are confronted with difficult circumstances, the messaging in our brain can tell us to be self-sufficient or accuses us that we are insufficient. Neither of these is true. He powerfully meets us when we submit to Him. It’s through our responses and choices for action that He molds us to be more like Jesus. He didn’t make a mistake by giving us power.
“Identity” is a buzzword these days and loaded with meaning. Every woman wants to know who she is and why she matters…but how do we determine our identity? Do we let external sources tell us who we are? Or is there something deeper, more permanent and more accurate to be found in what GOD thinks about us?