Treasures of Encouragement Retreat
Treasures of Encouragement Retreat
This all inclusive resource is designed to make your retreat planning simple and inexpensive. In your tote bag you will find all sorts of tools and exciting ideas for making your retreat fun and a place for women to connect and cultivate community, not only with each other but with Jesus.
This all inclusive resource is designed to make your retreat planning simple and inexpensive. You will receive an attractive Treasures of Encouragement Tote Bag filled with tools to make your retreat fun and life changing.
Sharon Betters, author of Treasures of Encouragement, will be your speaker via DVD’s. In your tote bag you will find all sorts of tools and exciting ideas for making your retreat fun and a place for women to connect and cultivate community, not only with each other but with Jesus.
Your Treasures of Encouragement tote bag includes:
1. DVDs with 4 seminar sessions videotaped before a live retreat audience
2. Planning DVD that includes planning tips from Sharon Betters and retreat team
3. Video promos to use on your website or in your church
4. Treasures of Encouragement Retreat Planning Guide which includes decorating and favor ideas, retreat outlines, small group discussion questions, Private Audience with God devotional suggestions, etc. Included are several options for using this material, i.e. one day retreat, two day retreat, three day retreat, or a four week Bible study.
5. Treasures of Encouragement Journal
6. Sample Brochure
7. Sample Poster
8. Sample Flyer
9. Sample Post Card Invitation
10. Treasures of Encouragement Book by Sharon W. Betters
Listen to this message from Sharon in which she explains why we created this resource and what's in the bag:
Watch this video and get a taste of the retreat and hear comments from the audience of the live taping:
What Others Are Saying
From, Lisa, Bethel Church in Dallas, Texas
We used the Retreat in a Bag for our Spring Women's Retreat this past April (2012). It was the first retreat for our church in five years. We were blessed by the user friendly nature of thsi resource. The planning guide was extremely helpful in keeping us on track. I would recommend this resource for anyone who wants to put together a retreat quickly, without a lot of planning, etc. It really is "in the bag!" The retreat itself was wonderful. We had 29 women attend, which is a lot for our small church. The women were encouraged by the messages. We weren't sure how the DVD format would work, but it went very well. The small groups were what helped put flesh on the skeleton and gave the retreat a personal touch. This is a great option if you have very little time to plan a retreat or if you're trying to put together a retreat with a limited budget. We keep asking ourselves if we can find another "Retreat in a Bag" for next year!
Another comment from a Bethel Church Retreat Attendee
We held our retreat at a hotel in Las Colin, Dallas metroplex. The retreat was such a success, really saved us a lot of money and time. I sent all of our retereat information to a Wycliffe Bible Translator's wife in Germany so they can have a retreat, too. We are following up with Treasures of Encouragement Bible Study in the fall with our Wednesday evening and Thursday moring Bible studies.
And one more -
The retreat in a bag is a great idea that we easily implemented. It has wonderful schedules, great ideas to encourage the attendees, and subject matter that is biblical and relevant. Each idea is tied to scriptural principles and underscored through the connecting questions which double-checked content and probed deeper to personal application. While not the same difficultues or sorrows, everyone can relate to pain and loss in their life and the need for the body to encourage each other through good and hard times.