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Group Discipleship: Guiding Peer-Learning

September 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - September 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Group Discipleship: Guiding Peer-Learning

September 8-15, 2022  in Charlotte, NC at SIM USA
(Registration closed July 15 – check back in 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. . .

hosted by: SIM USA
facilitated by Wendy Wilson (Missio Nexus, WDT) and Jenny Baker (SEND Intntl)

Making the shift from “teaching as telling” to “guide on the side” is key to the kind of relational teaching that nurtures a lifetime disciple – and it’s something that many of us can learn to do more effectively than lecture! Guided peer-learning frees us to connect the truth of God’s Word with the realities of our lives, using any good content of your choice well. Group learning involves becoming a co-learner and a guide, actively listening, preparing good questions that guide toward discovery, staying on track by building continuity, building trust and respect among members, and designing discipleship experiences that transform and multiply. Besides being a key shift in teaching style to engage the next generation, these are life skills that apply to small group Bible Studies, home groups, ministry teams, web-based meetings, and to the variety of conversations we have daily with people around us! Some advance preparation.

This development experience will help you build confidence and discipleship skills that strengthen your ability to step into the opportunities God is putting before you!  Invest now in a relational learning experience with peers, in a lovely setting for renewal and growth!   Learning is done in interactive peer-groups, guided by experienced mentors, with a maximum of 10 women in each group. First come, first serve!  Register by July 15.

Other Module groups also meeting during this week:  Discovering My Design and Personal Mission – see Module Descriptions for more information.

Course Schedule:

Begin Thursday evening, September 8, 5pm sharp, with introductions/overview and dinner. End Wednesday evening, September 14, at 7pm (registration includes your room for this night, assuming September 15 departures.) Daily activities from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, which include  worship, personal reflection time, group instruction and interaction, plus several breaks, a long lunch and 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.

Cost for the Week:   $750 all-inclusive, on-site, or $550 for commuters
(host mission prices for SIMers, see below)

We will be hosted by SIM USA located in Charlotte, NC.  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,  September  8-15, except dinner on the day off.   It also includes training instruction, all meeting rooms, administration, pick-up and delivery to the Charlotte airport, and transportation on our day off. Some materials ordered separately, approx $20. 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 through dinner.


Register and pay online through the link in the top right corner of this page. (Notation for GrpD-Sept 2022)  If mailing payment after registering, make check payable to Women’s Development Track    PO Box 894   Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816. 

For SIMers:
To register at rate supplemented by SIM and/or through your ministry account, please contact SIM at  SIMUSA.WDT@sim.org


We will confirm your reservation when we receive your registration form and payment, as places cannot be confirmed until payment is received. 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 there are not at least 5 participants per module, we will need to cancel and your fees will be refunded in full.  You’ll be notified no later than 2 months before the module start date.

Refund Policy:

If your plans change and cancellation is necessary, you will receive a refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. Since groups are limited to 10, cancellations affect the overall group experience and configuration as well as our commitment to the facility. Therefore, we ask that each participant make every effort to be present once registered. Thank you! If the facility cancels due to covid concerns, you will be fully refunded.


If you are flying from out of the area please fly into Charlotte, NC (CLT) by Thursday afternoon, September 8, no later than 4pm, so our scheduled start at 5pm is protected. Flight departures anytime Thursday, September 15 (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 airport to the guest facility and we will arrange your pickup.

If you are driving to SIM, please plan to be there by 4 pm on Thursday, September 8, to get checked in and settled before our training time begins.


14830 Choate Cir,
Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 587-1490

SIM contact for this event:  Margie Burgess  margie.burgess@sim.org

Other Follow-up:

After we receive your registration you will receive a number of emails over the following weeks about any 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,    wendy@womensdevelopmenttrack.com

Looking forward to having this time together!

Register by: closed July 15

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September 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
September 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm


Margie Burgess


14830 Choate Circle
Charlotte, NC 28273 United States
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