Minister’s Wives Retreat
May 17 through 19, 2019
Come be a part of the Ministers’ Wives Retreat. This retreat, at the beautiful Jenness Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains, is a highlight weekend for ministers’ wives from throughout California. Women come to seek friendships with other ministers’ wives, find support through prayer partners, share ideas for ministry and be pampered by the Jenness Park staff. You will leave encouraged and ready for the joys and challenges of ministry. Whether you come with a group or by yourself, be assured that you will be welcomed and encouraged. Whether you come with a group or not knowing anyone; be assured that you will be welcomed and encouraged. The retreat is open to any woman whose husband is a vocational minister, including wives and widows or full-time, part-time, or retired ministerial church staff (e.g., associate pastors, music, youth or education ministers), vocational chaplains, college/seminary students or faculty/staff and denominational staff.
The retreat has elements that will appeal to any personality or need:
- inspiring worship
- helpful breakout seminars
- powerful speakers and leaders
- energizing fellowship
- fun recreational opportunities
- interesting people
- the best camp food anywhere
- down time, if you choose (lots of down time!)
Theme – Women of Honor
The theme verse for the 2019 Ministers’ Wives Retreat is “Women of Honor” based on Philippians 4:8.
The retreat allows you to refocus your hope in God and just be who He designed you to be. No one is there to judge you, grade you or ask you to help with anything. It is a time for you to relax, learn, share, rest, devote or do whatever it is you need to do to recharge your life and reconnect with God.
This was a wonderful time to re-focus and redirect my Christian walk. This also gets me closer to my girls and helps me to know them better.
This was such a great opportunity to bond with my daughters.
Loved the worship, fellowship, and refreshment of being with women of God.
My favorite part was all the activities and spending time with my mom.
Have been up several times for the Mother-Daughter retreat. Such an amazing, beautiful campus. Great food! Cabins are comfortable. Such an incredible gift from God – a gorgeous natural environment in which to seek Him and grow in your relationship with Christ
- Through April 1: $190
After April 2: $209
At the Door: $219
- Non-CSBS Churches: $219
Add Thursday night’s stay: $89 (included one night lodging and three meals)
Because the Ministers’ Wives Retreat is subsidized by CSBC through the Cooperative Program, non-Southern Baptist churches or churches that have not contributed to the Cooperative Program in the past 12 months are not eligible for early bird rates.
- The Ministers’ Wives Retreat is for any woman with a spouse in vocational ministry.
- Retreat starts Friday – Registration begins at 1 pm
- Retreat ends Sunday after brunch
Casual and comfortable attire is encouraged; however at 4,800 feet in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, mornings can be cool yet afternoons warm. For current weather conditions, check out our weather page.
All clothing should reflect a Christian example to other campers. Closed toed shoes are required for all adventure recreation activities.
Please Do Not Bring: Alcohol, Illegal drugs, firearms, pets, radios, Ipod/MP3/CD players, video games, coasting devices, or bikes.