Guest Speaker: 
Laura Dingman

I'm a Worshipper. Wife. Mom. Writer. Speaker. Dreamer. Recovering Perfectionist. Closet Broadway Belter. Relational Introvert. Lover of Good Books, Tea, and Trees.  Most of all, I love engaging people in the story of God.

One of my favorite things in the world is teaching the Bible. Opening the Word and allowing it to speak to everyday life situations in practical ways brings me great joy. There are few things I love more than watching people wake up to the truth found in the Bible

Laura is the Creative Arts Director at The Creek, a congregation in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Worship Leader:

Emily Rodewald

Emily is currently a co-worship leader at Heart of the City Church in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. Joining with her husband Daniel and dear friends from Michigan, they have begun a new worship band called Parallel Worship. They were invited to worship at Big Ticket Festival this year, which has inspired them to begin their first worship album. Emily currently writes, sings and mentors young worship leaders at their church. She is married to her sweetheart Daniel of 10 years, and has two darling boys, George and Oliver.


Lodging Information & Costs

$140.00 Full time + Lodging: Includes room, meals, banquet & sessions
$90.00  Full Time NO Lodging: Includes everything except lodging
$30.00 or 2 for $50 Friday Night Banquet & Session only.

Special Lodging Requests: PLEASE NOTE New changes!!
Lodging is assigned based on your home church.
VERY FEW rooms are available in the Memorial Lodge and only assigned by request, need and availability. 
If you have a special need or room request, please let us know.

Memorial Lodge-  Very limited rooms assigned based on need and availability. Dorm style set-up, includes bedding and towels. Sleeps 2-3 per room.  This lodging must be pre-requested.  You will be notified if room is available.

Rusk and Nickel Lodge- Bunk house type rooms with appoximately 6 bunks (12 beds).
Each bunk house has 1 shower to share. Must bring all own bedding/towels.


Retreat Schedule

 Retreat Schedule
            5:00   Registration
            6:00   Dinner
            7:00   Session I
            9:00   Campfire & S'mores
     Bedtime    Read your Evening Devotions
            8:00   Devotions in the Chapel
            8:15   Breakfast
            9:00   Session II
          10:45   Workshops
          12:30   Lunch
            1:30   Workshops
            3:00   Activities
            6:00   Banquet
            8:00   Session III – 
                      LOVE OFFERING
         * Afterglow after the session
 Bedtime        Read your Evening Devotions
*Afterglow- A time for sharing what God has shown you or how He has blessed you through the speakers during the retreat.
            7:30   Continental Breakfast
            8:00   Devotions in the Chapel
            8:30   Workshops
          10:00   Brunch
          11:10   Session IV
          1:00   Pack Up & Head for Home

Sessions & Workshops

~ Speaker Sessions ~

Look UP
Look OUT


~ Workshops ~

These cover a variety of topics which include but are not limited to the following:

Meal Planning, The Enneagram, Birch Tree Painting ($5 Limited Space),
Spa Kit ($15 Limited Space), Prayer Walk, The Right DIet for Me, Spiritual Gifts

~ Free Time Activities ~

Prayer Room, Prayer Walk, Outdoor Activities, Coffee Lounge,
Self Defense hosted by Redemption MMA ($5 Limited Space)
Book Exchange (Please bring faith based books to exchange)

Friday Night Banquet
6pm -8PM


A Night at the Museum

Attire: "After 5"


What to bring to retreat

Alarm clock

Attire for Banquet



Comfortable shoes & boots

Comfy clothes for Afterglow


Gloves, hat

Love offering $

Midnight snacks


Pajamas, robe, slippers

Personal items


Soap, shampoo, etc

Sleeping bag & pillow (except lodge residents)


Warm clothing

Other __________________

Children are indeed special! However, this is an event for adults to enjoy each other's fellowship!

Day of Prayer

September 26


Our Guest Speaker- Laura Dingman
facilitators, activities, coordinators,
safe travels, and those who may be
considering whether to attend.
Please pray as the Lord directs you. 

A Prayer from Laura:  "My prayer for you is that you will see how God is working on your behalf to redeem and restore all of the shattered spaces in your past and your present to bring you a stunning future.  Of course, it won't be perfect.  But God will be present in it.  And my prayer for you is that  will be enough.  You were created with a purpose by a God who is crazy about you.  He's got big plans for the world and wants you to be a part of them."


Leslie Daniel, Director of Women's Ministry