God is inviting you, his daughter, to be in a vibrant relationship with Him. He calls you by name and knew you before you were born. Receive his love and forgiveness and find strength to face life's trials through the fellowship of a community of women. Come and find acceptance, meet new friends, and begin the process of healing. Discover all that he has CALLED you to be!
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are Mine." (Is 43:1b)
Why a Retreat?
A retreat is an opportunity to withdraw from regular, everyday activities and do something relaxing and rejuvenating. Our Women's Retreat is intended to be a specific time spent with a community of women, away from our normal lives and activities for the purpose of connecting with each other and reconnecting with God through worship, teaching, and fellowship.
Featured Guest Speaker & Artist:
Juno & Covenant Award Winner Deborah Klassen
Award winning music artist, Deborah Klassen is no stranger to pain and suffering.
She has overcome abuse, fear and rejection, clinical depression including psychiatric hospitalization, financial hardship, broken relationships, and life-altering family illnesses. Through it all she has trusted her Unchanging God who remains the foundation of her life.
With a deep love for God, a passion for encouraging others, an authenticity and vulnerability that is unparalleled, she shares her story in an intimate way that reaches everyone in the audience.
In the most amazing way, she is a walking example of God turning ashes into beauty. Deborah has used her beautiful voice to bless and minister to others.
She is the recipient of a Canadian JUNO award and a Covenant award for Best Gospel Album "Legacy of Hope".
Here's what some have said about Deborah...
"This is not only a marvelous singer, but a true evangelist with a powerful way of showing us that God loves us and takes pleasure in knowing every one of us". - Tony Copple, Kanata, ON
"Thank you for taking your very personal pain and turning it into an extraordinary universal message of hope". - The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 25th Governor General of Canada
"Deborah Klassen is a remarkable communicator! She is an award-winning recording artist and a sought-after worship leader. As a keynote speaker, her audiences are challenged to renewed hope and fresh faith as she skillfully weaves her own life experiences with biblical principals. I highly recommend her!" - Carol Kent, Speaker and Author, "A New Kind of Normal".
"Her message is one of hope, encouragement and deep gratitude for the love of God that has lifted her out of a great pit and put her feet on solid ground". - Kay Arthur, Precept Ministries International, Chattanooga, TN
"I connected with your music- it is powerful. I connected with your platform presence- it is personable. I connected with your spirit- it is relevant. I connected with your story- it is the reason for your depth. I have seen you in several ministry situations and each time has been a refreshing reflection of what God can do in the life of one who is totally given to Him." - Jan Silvous, Author, Speaker, Broadcaster, Chattanooga, TN.