Have you ever wondered how God intends to use you in the lives of other Christians?
Come join us for a whole weekend learning about deliberate discipleship and how God’s Word is applied to relationships throughout the body of Christ. It’s important to understand that there is not only one way to do it. There is also no magic book or curriculum to use. Discipleship is a process of learning and we will never exhaust God’s Word. Come learn with us as we look closer at the who, what, when, where and why of discipleship. We will also cover the foundational truths of God’s character, the gospel and how it relates to shame, and fear and identity. This will be a rich time together seeing both the theological and practical sides of discipleship.
Retreat Date and Location
During free moments throughout the weekend, enjoy the 1000 acres of unspoiled woodlands and a beautiful facility providing views down the valley into Milligans Cove. Available activities include: Hiking Trails, Front Porch Rockers, Bowling Alley, Campfires, Pond Fun (for fishing, canoeing, kayaking), Indoor Fun (including a ping pong table, foosball, café-style game tables, and a reading nook), and an Athletic Playing Field.
Horseback riding will be available on Saturday afternoon. The cost is $25 per person (more information and sign-ups when you arrive).
Facilities and Amenities
The meals in the dining room are served “family style.” Guests are asked to work with the staff to clear, clean and reset the dining room after each meal, remake your bed and clean your room at the end of your stay. There is a laundry room for guest use and an elevator for convenient accessibility.
For early risers who require coffee soon after waking, there will be coffee and tea available 24-7. We also encourage you to bring a snack to share. Fellowship time is always more fun with snacks!
For more information or to see beautiful photos of White Sulphur Springs, visit their website at: http://www.whitesulphursprings.org/
GPS Address: 4500 Milligans Cove Road, Manns Choice, PA 15550
From OBC: Approximately 3 hours (170 miles)
Take I-70 west to Breezewood, PA. Turn left on US 30 W. Go 20.8 miles, take slight left onto PA-31 at the Jean Bonnet Tavern. Continue on PA-31 (3.4 miles), through Manns Choice (blinking light), and stay straight on PA 96 for two miles. Turn left on Sulphur Springs Road, go 1.3 miles. Across from the old inn, where the road turns right, take the gravel road on the left and drive past the WSS horse barn. Continue up the gravel road 1/2 mile.
Please make sure your name can be found somewhere on the carpool webpage – either as a driver or rider. Plan to arrive Friday afternoon between 4:00 and 6:00 PM. The retreat center needs the hours beforehand to complete their preparations. Many ladies choose to make the drive a part of the fun by enjoying fellowship in the car and stopping for a leisurely lunch.
Carpool information can be found here.
Retreat Theme and Speaker
Our retreat theme this year is "Be Imitators" and will focus on deliberate discipleship for women. The speaker is Danelle Bancroft, a pastor's wife and church planter who has a passion to disciple and counsel women. Below are the titles of her speaking sessions.
- Discipleship: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why
- Discipleship: The Importance of Establishing God’s Character
- Discipleship: The Gospel, Shame, and Guilt
- Discipleship: Fear and Identity
- 4:00 Registration/Settle-In
- 6:30 Dinner
- 7:30 Welcome and Icebreaker
- 8:00 Worship
- 8:15 Session 01 - Discipleship: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why
- 9:15 Small Group Introductions and Discussion Time
- 10:00 Evening Free Time
- 12:00 AM Lights Out
- 8:00 Breakfast
- 9:00 Group Photo
- 9:30 Quiet Time
- 10:00 Opening and Worship
- 10:15 Session 02 - Discipleship: The Importance of Establishing God’s Character
- 11:15 Break
- 11:30 Small Group Discussion Time
- 12:30 Lunch
- 1:30 Session 03 - Discipleship: The Gospel, Shame, and Guilt
- 2:30 Small Group Discussion Time
- 3:15 Free Time
- 6:00 Dinner
- 7:00 Worship
- 7:15 Session 04 - Discipleship: Fear and Identity
- 8:15 Small Group Discussion Time
- 9:00 Evening Free Time
- 12:00 AM Lights Out
- 8:00 Breakfast
- Clean & Pack
- 9:30 Session 05 - Question and Answer with Danelle
- 10:30 Closing Comments, Songs, and Prayer
To pay the balance of your registration fee click here.
You may also give a check to Nicole Curtis (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you leave your check in the church office, please be sure the memo line indicates “Retreat registration fee”.
What should I bring with me?
- Snacks/Drinks to share
- Clothing and toiletries (linens, towels, pillows and toilet paper are provided)
- Water Bottle
How should I dress?
Casual and comfortable! See the available activities to help you pack appropriate clothing (i.e. long pants if you do horse-back riding, hiking boots for hiking, etc.)
Will I receive any communication before the retreat?
Last minute details will be emailed the week of the retreat.
What if I have more questions?
If you have any more questions about the retreat, contact Diana Rosner.