Pastors’ Wife Retreat
Being the wife of a pastor is a unique, difficult, and sometimes lonely role. This weekend retreat is designed to create a space for God to move in your life. You will be loved on, listened to, given respite, led, served, and heard. A chance to be still.
The weekend will include sessions from Lois McMartin, who specializes in soul care; as well as corporate worship focusing on Jesus Christ and not ourselves or the “performance.” There will also be a lot of free time to rest, hike some easy mountain trails, pray in the Prayer Garden, pedicures, massages, shopping in a charming mountain village, and building relationships with others who “get it”, among other fun and meaningful activities. This is a time to dress comfy-casual-relaxed. We will also have certified and trained counselors for any who would like to talk to someone for some more focused guidance. You will be fed there at Ridgecrest Conference Center, and one night you will have the opportunity to go out to eat at one of the many great restaurants in the area.
This is a time for you to be nourished, restored, rested, and cared for by some special women who love you already and are praying for you! We are limited to only 35 spots to keep this time warm and intimate, so register today! We cannot wait to spend this time with you!
When: Thursday-Sunday, March 26-29, 2020
Where: Ridgecrest Conference Center in Asheville, NC
Cost: $499 single, $250 double, $177 triple, $140 quad
*This cost includes all meals except Friday night, when we’ll be going “out on the town!”
Questions? Please email Cindy Woodward
(Cindy Woodward is the wife of a pastor (has been for 30 years) and is the mother of four amazing young adults. Five years ago, her church was thrust into an extremely difficult season of deep losses that left her emotionally and spiritually bankrupt. Through God’s amazing grace, He restored her to an even stronger and deeper faith and gave her a deep burden for other pastors’ wives, leading her to this ministry for you, her “sister pastors’ wives.”)
About our speaker:
Lois McMartin spent her years in Zambia, Africa as the daughter of missionaries. She met her husband, David, at Multnomah Bible College in Portland, Oregon. Her years of ministry with her husband David include two years in Zambia and 35 years in the pastorate with the EFCA, and then she served as Pastor-to-Missionaries with Reach Global. David and Lois are both semi-retired; David serves with Interim Pastor Ministries, and Lois part-time with ReachGlobal. They have two married children and five grandchildren.