Retreats for Women
On a Retreat…
On a retreat you will be getting the gift of time. Time to, as with Mary, sit at the Lord’s feet and listen to what He says (Luke 10:38). This type of retreat is an opportunity to “be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him” (Psalm 37:7). To obey the Lord’s call to “give ear and come to Me; hear Me, that your soul may live” (Isaiah 55:3a). To experience Jesus’ words that, “man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).
EPHESIANS 3:16-20 (ESV) “That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith-that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and depth, and to know that love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.”
A Call to Intimacy and a Call to be Known as the Beloved…
Women are trying very hard to balance being caregivers and relationship-oriented people, with the call to use their gifts in an ever demanding culture of accomplishment and high performance. They are to produce results, meet everybody’s need and be the doers of the world.
What gets overlooked is a woman’s need to care for her soul. They forget how to balance being a Martha and a Mary.
In “Out of the Solitude” Henri Nouwen writes: “In solitude we can listen to the voice of Him who spoke to us before we could speak a word, who healed us before we could make any gestures for help…Who loved you long before we could give love to anyone. It is in this solitude that we discover that ‘being’ is more important that having, and that we are worth more than the result of our effort.”
The core of a woman’s being is to be fully and passionately in relationship with the One who gives her grace and the tenderness of His love and acceptance. Through spending time with the Lord and listening to Him, a woman receives back a true sense of who she is. learns how to be with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the quiet of her heart. This still place of intimacy in prayer is learned by coming apart to be with Him on retreat, and to let Him speak in the place of the heart only He knows.
C.S. LEWIS WRITES, “Your real new self will not come as long as you are looking for it. It will come as you are looking for Him.”
An Imagine Ministries Listening Retreat for Women is designed to help a woman make the time to slow down, quiet her heart, receive God’s grace and beauty, and to learn intimacy with God through listening prayer. The retreat provides a stepping stone to come into His Presence, and to allow God to draw a woman to Himself. The retreats are vehicles to encourage women to make lifestyle changes towards greater intimacy, and listening to God in their lives.
Women often don’t know how to allow Jesus to serve and care for them. They often take it on themselves. But those who love well, know they are loved well themselves. Those who serve well are those who know how to be served by the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
Through the Holy Spirit, the Lord speaks and reveals truth of who the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are.
The atmosphere of an Imagine Ministries Retreat provides a safe, creative and grace-filled place to cultivate receiving and walking into the fullness of God’s call on women’s lives.
Imagine Ministries Retreats for Women…
TEACH Christian women how to hear the still, quiet voice of God.
SHOW women the biblical vision of how God cherishes their feminine beauty and gives them the freedom to accept how He sees them, even in their weakness and brokenness.
HELP women walk in the freedom of God’s daily grace in an intimate relationship with the Lover of their soul, the Lord Jesus Christ.
HEAL, restore and reclaim the Father’s wounded and broken daughters.
MOVE women to step out into the fullness of their gifts and acceptance to better serve the Body of Christ where He has clearly called them.
ENCOURAGE women to value their identity as women in Christ and cultivate their awareness of having a voice and purpose in Him.
REVEALS to women that God is a creative, passionate God who longs to express Himself in creative ways and delight in their individual giftedness.
GEORGE MACDONALD WRITES THAT “God’s love is the prime mover ever seeking to perfect His Forgiveness toward us. God’s love is ever in front of His forgiveness. His love is perfect, working out the forgiveness. God’s divine forgiveness can take up all our wrongs, small and great, with their righteous attendance of griefs and sorrows and carry them away from between our God and us.”
Group Retreats Available:
OVERNIGHT RETREAT – Friday to Saturday night
ONE DAY RETREAT – 8 am to 9 pm
TWO DAY/TWO NIGHT RETREATS
INDIVIDUAL IMMERSION RETREATS
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Imagine Ministries Helps Women Embrace…
That God honors and values who they are.
That intimacy is a safe place where He speaks tenderly to them.
That the Lord longs to serve them, and give them grace and mercy to know His passionate love towards them.
That God is to be trusted even when others have failed them.
That the Lord longs to break down strongholds and lies that would keep them from being the women of God they are called to be.
That they can walk in the depth of God’s love, hearing His voice in the midst of hardship, disappointment, doubts, fears, pain, and the obligations of their lives.