A Global Vision for Women: Exploring our Theology and its Impact
November 8 @ 5:00 pm - November 14 @ 9:00 am
Post Falls, Idaho Ross Point Conference Center
Register by September 8, 2023
Invest in a week of personal refreshment and ministry renewal in a beautiful setting with like-minded peers! Limited places available – first come, first serve. . .registration closes when full.
Wendy Wilson (Missio Nexus, WDT) and Heather Althoff (LifeWay Church)
This development experience will help you sort through your own tensions and confusion in the variety of positions and practice on women in marriage and the church/ministry, so you can serve with personal clarity and faith as well as interact fruitfully with others on this important and impactful topic. Invest now in a relational learning experience with peers for renewal and growth! Learning is done in interactive peer-groups, guided by experienced mentors, with a maximum of 12 women in each group. First come, first serve! Register soon!
A Global Vision for Women: Exploring our Theology and its Impact Women hold up at least half the sky and make up more than half the church. Attention to both the plight and giftedness of women across the globe has been called the “moral challenge and unfinished business” of this century. As we plant and nurture churches in diverse settings, what are the current callings, challenges, and opportunities of the North American church and missions regarding women? Instead of fear and confusion, we can we have productive conversations that encourage God’s people to partner together fruitfully in their callings and engage the paths God has laid before them?
As we come from different perspectives and practices, we will grapple toward personal clarity and impact of issues like: 1) God’s relationship to women in the Bible, 2) historical surveys of women in ministry from the early church to present, 3) understanding the discussion around biblical culture and theology of women in key passages, with its implications and applications in various settings, 4) the narratives of women and Kingdom themes, and 5) intentionality in nurturing and stewarding the giftedness of women in our organizations. We will respectfully interact to embrace what is most important to us by faith, living it out with confidence and grace, and let God speak to us about what He is doing in our day! Some advance reading.
(Other Module groups also meeting during this week: Self-Guided Personal/Team Retreat option -(see separate event banner)
Begin Wednesday evening, Nov 8, with registration and dinner at 5pm, then introductory session following. End Monday evening, Nov 13, at 7pm (registration includes your room for this night, assuming Nov 14 departures.) 8:30 am – 6:00 pm daily (including worship, personal reflection time, group instruction and interaction, plus several breaks and a long lunch with evenings free.)
We will enjoy an extended worship time together on the first morning to ease into our week, and a Free Afternoon half way through the week to enjoy the area and have some fun/relaxation. Beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is 10 minutes away with shops, restaurants, art galleries, the CdA Resort, hiking by the lake!
Cost for the Week: $795 all-inclusive, on-site
We will be hosted by the Ross Point Camp and Conference Center in Post Falls, ID, situated in a beautiful location on the Spokane River. This all-inclusive price includes lovely accommodation with a bathroom in each room (based on double occupancy) and use of all facilities, with 3 meals/day plus coffee breaks, for the duration of your stay, Nov 8-14, except dinner on the day off. It also includes training instruction, all meeting rooms, administration, pick-up and delivery to the Spokane airport, and transportation on our day off (materials ordered separately). What a deal!
(Because this is an event fee, it is not tax-deductible.)
To best protect an undistracted experience we ask that, even if you are staying elsewhere, you stay fully engaged with your group all day from breakfast through dinner.
Register and pay through the link in the top right corner of this page. (Notation for GVW – Nov 2023) Or mail the Registration Form and Fee, check made payable to Women’s Development Track PO Box 894 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816
If you prefer to have a single room, check the box on the registration form and we will notify you of availability, for an extra $175/week which you can pay later.
We will confirm your reservation when we receive your registration form and payment (places cannot be confirmed until payment is received) – please register soon to assure your place. Before you book your travel, please wait until you hear from us to affirm a full group for your module.
If cancellation is made before the registration deadline, you will be refunded all but $150. If cancellation is made after the registration deadline and we are able to fill your place with another participant, you will also be refunded all but $150. However, if cancellation is made after the registration deadline and we are not able to fill your place, your registration cannot be refunded since we are committed to our reservation with Ross Point in full after that date. In case of true emergency we can try to negotiate this, but especially for configuring small group intensive mentoring experiences, we will count on your being with us once you have registered!
If you are flying from out of the area please fly into Spokane, WA (GEG) by Wednesday afternoon, Nov 8, no later than 4pm, so our scheduled start at 5pm is protected. Flight departures anytime Tuesday, Nov 14 (breakfast included). Thanks for arranging your arrival/departure times so that you will be present from beginning to end, not arriving late/leaving early. It takes about 30 minutes to get from the Spokane airport to the Ross Point Camp and we will meet you.
If you are driving to Ross Point Camp, please plan to be there by 4 pm on Wednesday, Nov 8, to get checked in and settled before our opening session begins.
Ross Point Camp and Conference Center
820 S Ross Point Rd
Post Falls, ID 83854
Tel: 208/773-1655 www.rosspoint.org
After we receive your registration you will receive a number of emails over the coming weeks about your advance preparation, getting your travel information, and opportunities for interaction with your peer-mentors as our time grows near!
Questions about the experience?
Call or email Wendy Wilson, 208/665-2367, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to having this time together!