As you begin considering what you want to accomplish with your next retreat theme idea, I’d like to help you by giving you some topics/titles to use.
All of these ideas are available for you to choose and tweak in any way you see fit. I think it’s important that you make each theme unique for your women’s group.
My goal eventually is to create additional resources per theme such as scriptures, song ideas, prayers, activities, and crafts. Any that are linked (pink) have those additional ideas created already for you to use.
*Updated June 2020 with additional information/resources. Updated regularly with new extra resources.*
The additional ideas include scripture, songs, craft ideas, and more.
**Be sure to bookmark this page and come back for more ideas.**
Why You Should Choose a Retreat Theme Early in the Planning Process
It’s a good idea to choose your retreat theme right away. I’d even go so far as to say you should pick it first.
The only other task to consider before choosing a theme would be to decide on the date(s). You’ll want to ensure you have a clear date when nothing else major in your community has been scheduled.
Then, choose your retreat theme. You’ll need it for so many things such as:
- creating promotional material
- deciding on activities to support the message you want ladies to take away
- informing speakers of the theme so they can gear their message to it
- making giveaway items such as shirts, mugs, bookmarks, etc. with the theme and title of the retreat
Four Steps to Take Before Choosing a Theme
I mentioned it earlier, but I believe it’s important that you choose a theme that you can make unique for your ministry group and your retreat purpose.
While I give lots of ideas and supporting materials to help, use them as suggestions and tweak them to be exactly what your women’s ministry group needs.
Can you use them as is? Absolutely. However, before you do, please spend time going through these 4 steps:
- Pray by yourself, with your co-planner, and with your ministry team.
- Ask God for guidance when picking your theme.
- Discuss with your team and pastor ideas, current events, and purpose.
- Reflect and be still. Spend quiet time with God so you can hear Him speak to you.
101 Retreat Theme Ideas to Choose
Click through on any linked theme title, and you’ll find more resources including thoughts, scriptures, crafts, door prizes, discussion questions, and more!
The Love He Gives
The Gentle Shepherd
The Greatest Love Story
Time to Celebrate the Good News
More Like Him
Delight In The Son
Restored In His Image
Fruits of the Spirit
Our Purpose in Him
How Sweet He Is
Growing through Grief
Restoring the Temple
Made to Last
After the Struggle
Delight In the Lord
Christ, My Redeemer and Friend
Facing the Cross
Clarity in Christ
The Foundation of Faith
He Cares For You
Jesus, My Refuge and Strength
Strength to Overcome
What a Friend
Healed by His Love
A New Creation In Christ
Live Your Purpose
His Strength Is Sufficient
He is My Strength
Safe In Him
Safe In His Arms
Live Like Jesus
Christ, Our Confidence
Christ, Our Strength
New In Christ
Hope In The Lord
Create Yourself in Christ
Victory Is Yours
He Sets Us Free
Christ’s Love: The Way He Moves Me (Ask, Listen, Move)
Sowing Seeds of Peace
The Bridge Builder
His Love Makes Us Whole
Strive for Wholeness
A Reflection of Him
Forward With Christ
Lives on the Mend
Wholeness in Christ
Living a Legacy of Love
Learning to BE in Christ
Focus on the Moment
Knowing His Spirit
In His Time
Journey with Him
Building Relationships – God, Self, Others
Ocean of Possibilities
Going the Distance
Awakening Your Potential
Path to Purpose
Following His Path
One in the Lord
Commitment to Christ
Your Place in the Journey
Foundation of Faith
Jesus Completes Me
Hope and Healing
Whew! There you have it, ONE HUNDRED AND ONE ideas for your next women’s retreat theme. Don’t forget to Favorite this page and come back to find more specific ideas for the themes.
What Should You Do after Choosing a Retreat Theme
After choosing a retreat theme, you’ll want to move forward with your planning. I have many resources to help including customizable templates for promotional flyers, registration forms, menu planning, exit surveys and more.
Check out the links below to find some of the resources here on Loving Christ Ministries. If there’s something you’re looking for but can’t find, be sure to email me or comment below.
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