I’m so happy you’re here to read all about Loving Christ Ministries!
If you need ready-to-use or customizable retreat resources, this is the place for you.
If you want ideas for retreat themes or ministry event topics, this is the place for you.
If you’re looking for support, encouragement, and resources to help you grow in your daily walk with God, this is the place for you.
I’m Julie. Together, with my dear friend, Brooke, I first started Loving Christ Ministries to bring all women together for support, encouragement, laughter, and love in Him.
Brooke and I named the ministry Loving Christ because He is always a loving Christ, and we strive to live every moment of our lives loving Christ.
Through the years, the blog has grown from occasional devotionals and the sharing of a few women’s retreat resources to a full ministry for women looking to bring others together for support and encouragement in Christ’s name.
I’ll share with you encouragement in the day to day and information and resources to help you plan your own women’s retreats.
Along the way, I’ll share with you my retreat experiences. I want you always know YOU AREN’T ALONE!
At Loving Christ Ministries, everyone is welcome. Come and find support, encouragement, and more information than you can ever put to use.
If you’re looking for the best places to start here on the blog, try these posts:
- 101 Free Retreat Themes for Christian Women
- Start Here – 5 Practical Retreat Planning Forms
- 20 Activity Ideas for Women’s Retreat (from Ministry Leaders)
- How to Plan a Women’s Retreat
- Acts in 30 Days Beginner’s Bible Study and Reading Guide
- John in 30 Days Beginner’s Bible Study and Reading Guide
And here’s a little bit more about me:
For 30 years, I’ve been a public school teacher. I taught English for 10 of those years and have taught computer software and computer maintenance and repair for the rest of those years.
Along with my day job as teacher, I’ve worked help desk for a local internet company and have created and taught technology classes for my community, most specifically for seniors and those relatively new to tech.
About 8 years ago, I created my passion – this blog, Loving Christ Ministries. It began as a way to share retreat resources and to journal my grief over the death of a dear friend. I struggled with my faith in my early days of grief and I credit this blog with helping me process so much of it. I credit God for getting me through, though, and helping me to understand who I am in Him and what that means for my life now.
I grew up in the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in southeastern Oklahoma and am now a member of the First United Methodist Church in central Missouri. My biggest claim to fame is my family – husband, Mark; son, Nicholas; son, Max; daughter, Erin, and granddaughter, Alayna.
I love to read, write, work on computers, ride my bike, play games with family, and go for long casual strolls in nature. I have a pretty weird sense of humor, but I’m used to it now (no one else is, though! ha!).
I’m so happy you’ve found your way here to Loving Christ Ministries. Let me know how I can pray for you!