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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Christian Women’s Retreat Theme

In the Fearfully and Wonderfully Made retreat theme, you’ll find thoughts, ideas, recommended scriptures, activities, songs, and more which will help you understand the beauty in and through you with Jesus Christ.

Feel free to use the ideas you need and leave the rest…or use them all. As always, if you have ideas to add, please comment in the comment section below the post or send an email to julie (at) lovingchristministries (dot) com.

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FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE NARRATIVE:

Thinking about Psalm 139:13, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.”, brings such an intense feeling of amazement and appreciation for God.

He actually knew our spirit, who we are when all else is stripped away, and created our bodies to complement that spirit.

With all of the challenges that life brings, it’s important to constantly refocus on the knowledge that God created us in His image.

That doesn’t mean that life will be easy. There will always be situations that can make us forget that we are fearfully and wonderfully by God.

But He will always be available for us to remind us of the beautiful truth that our beginning is in Him.

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE SCRIPTURES:

Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Isaiah 64:8 Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Click here for 20 Fearfully and Wonderfully Made scriptures. You’ll be able to download them free.

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE UPGRADE BUNDLE

Buy the Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by clicking HERE or on the image below. The bundle includes step-by-step directions, an opening prayer, a theme-specific speaker’s outline, scriptures, table talk cards, small group discussion questions, individual reflection questions, and more:

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE ICEBREAKERS:

Having a Ball:

Have the ladies stand in a circle. Provide a beach ball or another type of ball that’s easy to toss. Start with one lady and ask her to toss the ball to someone in the circle. The lady who catches the ball will then share something about herself with the group. That lady will toss it to someone else and the game continues until each lady has had a chance to share.

If you want them to share something specific, give them those directions at the beginning of each round. You could have them share their favorite Bible verse, what brings them joy, number of children, etc.

52 Card ‘Pick’ Up:

Prior to the retreat, create a list of questions/actions that will be fun for the ladies. Some ideas are: ‘show us your best dance move’, ‘where are you from?’, ‘tell us your name backwards,’ etc. Let your imagination go wild in creating your list. Then individually tape each question/activity on the number side of the card. At the retreat, let the ladies take turns picking a card from the deck and answering/doing what it says.  

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE RETREAT GAMES/ACTIVITIES:

20 Purposeful Activity Ideas:

In the post, 20 Purposeful Activity Ideas Shared by Women’s Ministry Leaders, you’ll find a wonderful variety of ideas for activities to use at your retreat. Enjoy glancing through the article and choosing the ones that you feel will work best with your theme.

Post-It and Brown Bag Activity

This powerful Post-It & Brown Bag activity helps heal hurts by allowing Christ to take our baggage. You will not want to miss this one!

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

1.   What does ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ mean to you?

2.   How does it make you feel as you realize that God knitted you together in your mother’s womb?

3.   Thinking about Ephesians 2:10, what are your thoughts about doing the good things He planned for us long ago in connection to being fearfully and wonderfully made?

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE CRAFTS:

Faithful Frames & Prayer Plaques

Turn frames into inspirational chalkboards and share meaningful messages, favorite bible scriptures, etc.

Polymer Clay Pens

Use this creation to journal your thoughts of finding thankfulness out of an ‘unthankful’ situation.

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE SONG SUGGESTIONS:

Defender–by Francesca Battistelli (listen to it on YouTube HERE)

If We Are the Body–by Casting Crowns (listen to it on YouTube HERE)

Whom Shall I Fear–by Chris Tomlin (listen to it on YouTube HERE)

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE DOOR PRIZE IDEAS:

Psalm 139:14 Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Bracelet

Psalm 139:14 Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Silver Bookmark

Psalm 139:14 Fearfully and Wonderfully Journal

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE CLOSING PRAYER:

Dear Lord, what a beautiful vision it is to think of you being the potter and sculpting us from clay, each of us with our own unique features. It truly is difficult to totally fathom the truth of that vision. However, from reading your scriptures, we know that it is true. You have sculpted us in your image and for that we are infinitely thankful. Spending time together during this retreat being reminded that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made is a pure gift. Be with us as we head home and help our hearts hold on to the fulfilling times we experienced here. Amen.

More Resources for Women’s Retreats

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE UPGRADE BUNDLE

Buy the Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by clicking HERE or on the image below. The bundle includes step-by-step directions, an opening prayer, a theme-specific speaker’s outline, scriptures, table talk cards, small group discussion questions, individual reflection questions, and more:

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