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by design Women’s Leadership Retreat

April 21, 2023 from 7:00 pm - April 23, 2023 from 12:00 pm

$79 – $119

There are few things as exciting as an event that calls for a + ONE. Your expectations have been set. THIS will be an opportunity (and you can share it with someone!). On the flip side, anxiousness can accompany that also.

So it is with leadership. Your expectations were set, and now you’re living it. Some days you enthusiastically serve. You keep your passion for Jesus boiling hot. Some days you radiate with the glow of the Holy Spirit.

Other days … there are stress fractures, and you’re dragging your exhausted tail to just muster enough love to give that one person a hug.

In both moments, we need to invite a + ONE into our eventful day. Yes, because every day is just that, an event.

It’s a given … we need JESUS. But maybe there’s another (someone with skin on them) whom you should invite to keep your equilibrium, clarity, and fervor. We are not called to be independent, but to be interdependent. Let’s be inspired to see that + ONE who is willing to hold space with us as we lead.

Let’s learn TOGETHER, to see our blind spots, to recognize our need to receive from others, and to identify when we can be that + ONE for someone else, to ripple support and encouragement on another.

We will view dynamic Biblical pairs who found leading was better together.

When: Friday, April 21 at 7:00 PM through Sunday, April 23 at 12:00 PM (Please note that all retreat times are in EST.)

Where: Immanuel Church | 301 Boston Rd. Chelmsford, MA 01824

Who: All women who are actively serving in their churches or organizations; especially those women who minister to other women.

What: Three general sessions with Ellen Garland, six afternoon break-out sessions pertinent to life and ministry; free time to enjoy and meet new women, plus much more!

The retreat will take place at the La Quinta in Andover, MA. This will be a time to connect with sisters who have a heartbeat for Christ; it will be a time of encouragement and enrichment.

Our time together will feature a variety of elements. Here are some highlights:

  • Meaningful and inspirational worship
  • Special guest speaker Ellen Garland will be speaking twice on Saturday and at Sunday’s general session.
  • We will also be having a special evening event with Ellen on Saturday that will be open to all women, even those not attending the retreat!
  • relaxed time of fun to connect with old and new friends
  • Personal quiet time and prayer 
  • Ministry-relevant breakout sessions


April 21, 2023 from 7:00 pm
April 23, 2023 from 12:00 pm
$79 – $119
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301 Boston Post Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824 United States
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