God Speaks Still FREE Christian Women’s Retreat Theme

In the God Speaks Still retreat theme, you’ll find thoughts, ideas, recommended scriptures, activities, songs, and more.

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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.


What do you think of when you read ‘God Speaks Still’? A couple of meanings come to my mind… God continues to speak to us even when we don’t think we hear Him and God speaks us to when we are still.

Our lives get so busy with worldly things, it’s easy to veer away from listening to what God is saying to us. It’s important to take time to be still and focus on Him so we can hear His desires for our lives.

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Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

John 10:27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.

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Buy the God Speaks Still Theme Bundle. 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:

Have each person write three facts about themselves on a piece of paper. Then, have everyone crumple of their papers and on a countdown of three, instruct them to throw their ‘snowballs’ at each other. For one minute, let the ‘snowball fight’ continue. At the buzzer, ladies will unfold a snowball and try to find the person to whom it belongs. Then, she will introduce that person to the group, sharing the three facts.

Icebreaker Question:

Who is your hero? Ask this question and have each person give up to three names of who they consider heroes in their lives and why.


Gossip Game with God:

Have everyone line up side by side; the first person should come up with a phrase, whisper it in the ear of the 2nd person who then whispers it to the 3rd and so on, all the way down the line. The last person should repeat the phrase out loud to see if it’s anything like it was in the beginning. 

This is a great activity to facilitate discussion on the layers of life that keep us from hearing God.  Ask what layers they have constructed to protect themselves from the world. Discuss specific ways they can immerse themselves in God’s love in order to tear down the barriers and better hear God speak.

Sharing God’s Message:

Ask volunteers to share a special moment in their lives when God spoke to them and how following that message impacted their lives.


1. How do you hear God speaking in your life?

2.  What distractions keep you from hearing God?

3.   If you hear Him, do you choose to follow what you hear or make excuses for not following what you hear?


Decorative Containers

Provide canning jars (there are options with pretty designs on them), rolls of ribbon, decorate stickers, etc. Have the ladies decorate their jars with their own unique designs. They can take them home and use them to store things in them, such as change, cooking utensils, sewing accessories, etc.

Color Coded Bible Bookmark

Provide a variety of colors of ribbons and beads to create a color coded Bible bookmark. You can use this tutorial as a starting point and then have the ladies use their creativity to make their own unique version.

Called to Create Palette Sign

This Called to Create activity is so much fun and will give the ladies a great takeaway.


Speak, O Lord–by Keith & Krystyn Getty (listen to it on YouTube here)
Word of God Speak–by Bart Millard and Pete Kipley of MercyMe (listen to it on YouTube here)
Thy Word–by Amy Grant (listen to it on YouTube here)


Be Still – Psalm 46:10 Polymer Travel Mug

Be Still Hardcover Wirebound Journal – Psalm 46:10

Be Still and Know I am God Pine Wood Pallet Wall Plaque Sign


Dear Lord, thank you for continuing to speak to us even when we don’t think we can hear you. Thank for you teaching us that sometimes we need to be still to hear what you have to say to us. Thank you for your patience as we strive to know where you are leading us. Please give us courage to take what we have learned here and use it for your glory and help us to share your message with all of those we meet along the way of life.  Amen

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  1. My church is planning our 8th annual retreat and your “God Speaks Still” is speaking to us. I would like to know the cost of the bundle. We are looking at several other themes too. Your prompt attention will be appreciated.

    Ladonne Patterson

  2. Julie, I am passionate about God speaking to people. One of the tags lines for my ministry is God is speaking – Can you Hear Him? Yes, God speaks today!! I love that you have taken the time to put together a resource for people to implement this element in a women’s retreat. Blessings …

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