A River in the Desert: 12 Retreats for Women's Groups

A River in the Desert: 12 Retreats for Women's Groups

by Ellen Shepard



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A River in the Desert: 12 Retreats for Women's Groups by Ellen Shepard

A collection of retreats for women's groups. Various retreat models and options are provided, including one-day retreats, weekend retreats, retreats based on books, and retreat options for groups including children and/or all family members. Retreat topics include: practicing sacred listening, discovering one's spiritual gifts, learning and using spiritual disciplines, nurturing spiritual growth, learning from biblical women, finding meaning, simplifying one's daily life, exploring prayer. Helpful tools such as the "nuts and bolts" of successful retreats, a list of resources for enhancing retreats, and a retreat checklist are also provided.

Dear Ellen, Thank you again for letting me use A River in the Desert as a guide for the young couples retreat that I facilitated. It saved my life! As you know, I had never conducted a retreat before and would have been totally lost without your excellent, step-by-step guide. I can't imagine tackling a retreat without it! I even followed the suggestions about using music (which was a little too touchy feely sounding but really worked.) If you are going to bake a retreat, you definitely need this recipe! ---Bob Fletcher, Roswell UMC

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780687050901
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 03/01/2001
Pages: 193
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ellen Shepard is an ordained United Methodist minister serving at Roswell United Methodist Church in the North Georgia Annual Conference. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Kelly, have three children- Travis, Martin, and Meg. Ellen enjoys leading retreats for women of all ages and stages, and in her spare time collects quilts and makes silver jewelry.

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