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Stepping Out in Faith Women’s Retreat Theme

In the Stepping Out in Faith retreat theme, you’ll find thoughts, ideas, recommended scriptures, activities, songs, and more to help you lead a ministry group to be inspired to live out their faith and serve others by exhibiting the fruits of the spirit.

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.

STEPPING OUT IN FAITH NARRATIVE

The Stepping Out in Faith retreat theme encourages women to break free from the confines of their comfort zones and embrace God’s calling on their lives.

While it’s difficult to do, we strive to relinquish our feelings of inadequacy. As we place our trust in God, we can rest assured that He will equip us for every step along the way.

Whether it’s starting a new ministry, pursuing a different career, or engaging in an unfamilar area of service, God’s provision surpasses our limitations.

Let us embrace the unknown with boldness and embark on the extraordinary journey God has prepared, knowing that He will guide our steps and provide all that we need to fulfill His purpose.

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STEPPING OUT IN FAITH SCRIPTURES

Joshua 1:9 (NIV): “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV): “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV): “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Philippians 4:13 (NIV): “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Hebrews 11:6 (NIV): “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

Each of these scriptures remind us of God’s presence, strength, and faithfulness as we step out in faith. They encourage us to trust in Him, rely on His guidance, and believe that He will provide everything we need to fulfill His purpose for our lives.

Stepping Out in Faith Upgrade Bundle

Buy the Stepping Out in Faith Theme Bundle by clicking HERE or on the image below. 

  • step-by-step directions
  • an opening prayer
  • a theme-specific speaker’s outline and notes
  • original, theme-specific devotional
  • additional scriptures plus scripture prayer cards (NIV and KJV)
  • table talk cards
  • small group discussion questions
  • individual reflection questions
  • scripture wall art
  • craft, decoration, activity
  • and more:
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STEPPING OUT IN FAITH ICEBREAKERS/ACTIVITIES:

Name Tag Questions

Instead of using standard name tags, create customized name tags with unique questions or prompts related to the retreat theme. For example, “Share a time when you stepped out in faith,” or “What is one thing you hope to learn during this retreat?”

Participants wear these name tags and engage in conversations, answering the questions and getting to know one another. This activity encourages meaningful interactions and sparks discussions related to the retreat theme.

Find pre-made name tags in the Stepping Out in Faith Printable Theme Bundle (coming soon).

Share Your Leap of Faith

Ask participants to briefly share a time when they took a leap of faith in their lives. It could be a personal decision, a significant life change, or an act of obedience to God’s calling.

Encourage them to discuss the challenges they faced and how their faith was strengthened through the experience.

This icebreaker allows participants to connect with one another on a deeper level and inspires them by hearing others’ stories of stepping out in faith.

For more popular icebreakers visit: https://lovingchristministries.com/icebreakers-for-women/

STEPPING OUT IN FAITH SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. Share a time when you felt God calling you to step out of your comfort zone. How did you initially respond, and what ultimately gave you the courage to take that leap of faith? What did you learn about God’s provision and your own growth through that experience?
  2. In what areas of your life do you currently sense God prompting you to step out in faith? What are the specific fears or doubts that may be holding you back?
  3. How do you handle seasons of waiting and uncertainty when stepping out in faith? Share a personal experience when you had to trust God’s timing, even when it felt difficult or prolonged.

STEPPING OUT IN FAITH CRAFTS

Stepping Stones

Decorate small stepping stones using paint or mosaic tiles. Write meaningful words or symbols of faith on each stone. Place them in your garden or walkway as a representation of stepping out in faith in every step you take.

Vision Board Collage

Create a vision board collage using magazine cutouts, images, and words that represent your dreams, goals, and areas where you feel God is leading you. Reflect on how stepping out in faith can bring those visions to life.

Faith-filled Bookmarks

Create personalized bookmarks using decorative paper, ribbons, and inspirational quotes. Laminate them for durability and use them in your Bible or favorite books to mark passages that inspire and remind you of stepping out in faith.

STEPPING OUT IN FAITH DECORATING IDEAS

Faith Walkway Centerpiece

Create a mini “faith walkway” as the centerpiece, using a narrow wooden board or decorative fabric as the base. Place stepping stones or wooden blocks with faith-related words, such as “Trust,” “Courage,” “Obedience,” or “God’s Plan.” Surround the walkway with small candles or LED lights for an added touch of warmth.

Blooming Faith

Fill vases or mason jars with fresh flowers, such as daisies or sunflowers, symbolizing growth and new beginnings. Attach small tags or cards to the flower stems with encouraging Bible verses or faith-filled quotes. These floral centerpieces convey the idea of stepping out in faith and embracing the beauty that unfolds when we trust in God’s plan.

Encouragement Ribbons

Provide colorful ribbons and markers for attendees to write words of encouragement, prayers, or blessings on the ribbons. Hang them from the ceiling or wrap them around pillars to create a visually impactful display.

STEPPING OUT IN FAITH SONG SUGGESTIONS

Into Faith I Go – by Pat Barrett (listen to it on YouTube HERE)

I Trust You – by Jonathan Traylor (listen to it on YouTube HERE)

Faithful – by Chris Tomlin (listen to it on YouTube HERE)

STEPPING OUT IN FAITH DOOR PRIZE IDEAS

Joshua 1:9 Bookmark

6 Piece Bible Verse Candles

Christian Canvas Wall Art

STEPPING OUT IN FAITH CLOSING PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, We ask your guidance and strength to step out in faith so that we live out your purpose for our lives. You are with us every step, and we know we are not alone. We pray that we will trust you completely, that we will not lean on our own understanding, and that we will submit to you in all our way.

Give us the courage to take risks and to step out of our comfort zones in your name. Give us the wisdom to discern your will and to follow your lead even during those times it doesn’t make sense to us. Provide us with everything we need so that we carry out your plan for our lives.

We pray our steps will be guided by your light and that we will be shining example of your love and grace to those around us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

spirits. Please help us to retain what we learned here so that we can take it home with us and share it with others. Amen.

Stepping Out in Faith Upgrade Bundle

Buy the Stepping Out in Faith Theme Bundle by clicking HERE or on the image below. 

  • step-by-step directions
  • an opening prayer
  • a theme-specific speaker’s outline and notes
  • original, theme-specific devotional
  • additional scriptures plus scripture prayer cards (NIV and KJV)
  • table talk cards
  • small group discussion questions
  • individual reflection questions
  • scripture wall art
  • craft, decoration, activity
  • and more:
Stepping Out in Faith Retreat Theme Bundles collage.

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