Healing Retreats for Women

Healing Retreats for women is one of the most needful kind of retreat in our generation today. A vast majority of women in the Christian race today, do not understand the significance of what Jesus did on the cross for us. This is why we remain bound in the prison of physical pain, emotional pain and spiritual defeat. Whether you are in need of physical healing, emotional healing or spiritual revival, this retreat is for you. I will be sharing some YouTube Testimonies from women who have been set free during these retreats.

Purpose of Healing Retreats for Women

The purpose of healing retreats for women is to allow you experience the healing power of God. It is not to give a quick fix to your problems. Rather, it is to teach you how to receive your miracle and make it a blessing. It is important to know that miracles can be lost but a blessing can never be lost. The recipient of a miracle usually doesn’t know how much authority and freedom they have in Christ. A blessing however, is an inheritance. Those who have it know how much authority they have in Christ and walk in it. This is what a healing retreat is all about. At this retreat, you learn through personal testimonies and teachings how to overcome the work of the enemy in your life and walk in freedom.

Healing Retreats for Women Activities

During this retreat, there are times for worship, teaching sessions and prayer. Other trainings that are a part of the retreat curriculum include;

  • Having the opportunity to receive individual prayer ministries and teachings from seasoned ministers.
  • Teachings that cover key biblical principles that help you access your healing.
  • Topics covering the areas of forgiveness, your authority in Christ, understanding and knowing God intimately are a part of the retreat curriculum.
  • Spiritual warfare, making Godly choices and living victoriously is a part of the curriculum as well.
  • Activities that help you activate your faith such as personal time alone with God, one on one sessions, is usually a part of the retreat itinerary.
Healing Retreats for women is a gift… a time to reflect, connect with God and bear fruits…

Jesus was aware of how deeply in need we were of healing. He was moved to compassion by the number of lost souls and people he saw living in prison-like situations. This is why he dedicated his stay on earth to setting people free, paying the final price for freedom through His death. The woman with the issue of blood, the woman by the well, Mary Magdalene, the Canaanite woman, were some of the women set free by Jesus. I am taking the time to explain this to you so that you will know that God wants you healed. He wants you set free. Healing is your bread! Attending this kind of retreat will help you heal and grow.

If you are interested in attending one of these retreats,

There are several ministries that organise them. Ellel Ministries, HCM International amongst others hold healing retreats for women. Visit their websites for more details. If you are a healing minister looking to host your own healing retreat, you can see how to plan a women’s retreat here.

Healing Retreat Testimonies

There has been a lot of testimonies as regards to healing retreats for women. These mind blowing testimonies tell of how much God wants to see you healed. You can watch some of these videos below to be encouraged and stirred up to attend one. I hope it blesses you as much as it blessed me!

Women’s Retreat Prayer Ideas

Most women would jump at the idea of taking a break away from their lives, at least once or more times a year. Women’s Retreats provides an opportunity for these women to develop a more intimate relationship with God and take that much needed break. When planning a women’s retreat, prayer stations should be included in the itinerary. It helps the women to fellowship with God in their own way, away from the usual activities. To help you develop a better schedule, here are some women’s retreat prayer ideas.

Women’s Retreat Prayer Ideas Guidelines

  • You should have a prayer station set up plan. The Prayer stations should be set up at different parts of the hall. Each station should have a description that will direct the women on what to do at that station.
  • As the women arrive on the scene for prayer hour, small cards containing station numbers and short descriptions should be handed to them. By doing so, you make the process a more organized one.
  • Scriptures and relevant quotes can also be included in the card. At the station, questions and relevant bible verses can be put alongside the station’s description.
  • Make sure you leave a Bible at each station. You will be encouraging the women to spend more time there meditating instead of just walking by the stations.
  • To help make the location of each station easier, post A-4 sized papers containing the description at places where they can easily see them
  • Signs should be put outside each door to indicate when a room is in use and when it is not in use.
  • You can also play reflective songs and dim the lights. This will help set the mood.
  • Have enough stations so that the women can choose where they want to go. Also give specific time slots.

You can use some of these women’s retreat prayer ideas to kick-start your schedule plans.

You are loved with an Everlasting love:

A lot of women struggle with self-esteem and other emotional issues. This station will help them begin to discover who they are in Christ. Alongside a Bible, you can also keep a box of tissues, sticky notes and a pen. Fitting a mirror and some candles in that station will also be a great idea. This gives the room a beautiful look and warm feeling. Soft, soulful music that tell of God’s love for us can be played in the background. You can go ahead to place sticky notes containing bible verses that talks on God’s love for them. They should meditate on those scriptures while looking in the mirror.

Counting your Blessings:

The idea behind this station is to remind these women how much God has been there for them through the years. Each station should have blank tile. Markers of different colors should also be put there. Each person will be required to write a testimony, a corresponding bible verse and a word they received from the Lord before the testimony. Other women who walk in and see these will be encouraged to keep holding on.

  • Another great women’s retreat prayer idea is prayer itself. You can have a station set up with prayer books and prayer guides. Helpful bible verses can also be put there to direct their prayers. The prayers can be geared towards their children, their marriage, personal lives and other necessary things.

For additional women’s retreat prayer ideas, you can visit; Ministry2Youth, Rethinking Youth Ministry and Still Waters by Pastor Theresa Echo.

This idea list is just to guide you. There are still numerous women’s retreat prayer ideas out there. The best place to begin after doing a research is talk with your team members. They may have greats additions too. Take advantage of every opportunity to make this retreat a memorable one.

Gift Bag Ideas For Women’s Retreat

Gift Bag Ideas for Women’s Retreat

A great way to make your women’s retreat a memorable one is to hand out gift bags to the women before the retreat kicks off. The idea of this article is to give you some helpful Gift bag ideas for women’s retreat.

Gift Bag Ideas for Women’s Retreat – Guidelines

  • The gift bag is the first thing the attendee sees. Be sure to make a loving statement with this. When you hand attendees these bags, you are saying that you appreciate their attendance and this event is going to be something special.
  • Set a goal that you want the bag to achieve. Avoid any bag design that’s commonplace, boring and forgettable. Go for attractive colors, interesting fabrics and a classy look. Choose a small sized bag and you should consider inscribing the theme of the retreat or a short Bible verse that captures the theme perfectly.
  • Have a communication plan for the conference bag and solid reasons for its contents. To help with this, communicate your gift bag ideas to workshop leaders and exhibitors. Enlist them in the plan.
  • Instead of recyclable bags, go for reusable bags.
  • Fill the Gift Bags with Value. Getting a great-looking conference bag is just the first half. The second part is filling it with great stuff that’s meaningful, and relevant. It is sometimes tempting to try to conserve funds by getting gift items that are inexpensive. The problem with this is that they mostly turn out to be inferior.
Also See: Women’s Retreat Activities

Gift Bag Ideas for Women’s Retreat – Where to Purchase them

  • Get your gift ideas ready. Check with the ladies and families within your church. Supposing your list includes handmade crafts like hand bands, key chains etc., it is always good to check within your immediate family [the church] first.
  • Check with local restaurants for courtesy cards or gift cards. Check with your local Christian bookstore.
  • Dollar stores are great places to find those unexpected goodies

Some Gift Bag Ideas for Women’s Retreat include: 

  • Pens and a small diary
  • Pocket-sized Bible
  • Keychains that carry motivational messages
  • Purse size sewing kits
  • Pocket calendars
  • Perfume samples and Cosmetic samples
  • Scented soap or lotion
  • Framed Scripture verses
  • King-sized chocolate bars
  • Insulated cups (with verse)
  • Devotional books and Christian Fiction Books
  • Christian music CDs or Christian DVDs – Christian bookstores often run $5 specials.
  • Personal Bible Studies
  • Pretty notecard/ Mini stationery notepad set
  •  $5 gift cards for coffee, frozen yoghurt, Chick-Fil-A
  • Postcard (Especially if you are having ladies from out of town. Try to get some that have a landmark or a scenic view from your area.)
  • Magnets, bumper stickers, key chains or novelties from places of business within your local area.
Other things that must be included in the gift bag are;
  • Your retreat/event information,
  • Schedules
  • Map of facility (if large campus or facility)
  • Restaurant locations (if out of town ladies are attending)
  • Retreat Booklet (info about speakers, song lyrics, paper for notes, etc.)
  • Brochure on your women’s ministry/church
Keep reading: How to plan a Women’s Retreat
In Conclusion…

You can and should share your gift bag ideas with sponsors and team members. They may have their own objectives, and they will appreciate anything that makes them look and feel like a part of the big picture. You could also use conference bags to encourage early registration. An idea for this would be to create a special gift bag version that includes high-end items like tickets to shows, paid spa treatment, gift cards, or even tickets to sporting events. Alternatively, you can offer these exclusive conference bags to the first 100-300 people who register for the retreat. Just be sure to fill the retreat gift bags with content that are valuable. It will definitely have a positive impact on the attendees if you fill the bags with unique, exclusive, and valuable items.


Women’s Retreat Curriculum

Your women’s retreat curriculum determines how impactful the retreat will be. However, developing a curriculum for your women’s retreat feels like a great idea in theory but too complicated to make a reality. If you have no experience at developing a women’s retreat curriculum, you can delegate the work to someone on your team or a hired hand who is skilled at writing curriculum. Alternatively, your resource persons for the retreat can send in or come along with their own material for all the times they would be required to teach. If you do not have any of these at your disposal, you can research and develop the curriculum yourself. You can purchase pre-written curriculum studies as well.

Helpful Resources for Women’s Retreat Curriculum

Your content for women’s retreat curriculum must address challenges women face. Try to give the women an opportunity to contribute as well and share their experiences. This will encourage the rest of the women in the group. Some helpful resources for women’s retreat curriculum include:

True Womanhood:

From Nancy Leigh DeMoss’ and Mary Kassian’s True Woman 101: Divine Design. You can develop a curriculum that lays a solid biblical foundation on what it means to be a Godly woman. This will teach them God’s purpose for creating the woman. It will show them their true identity and how much authority they have in Christ. Depending on how long the retreat will run, you can compress the 8-week study guide into rich content that will bless these women.

Also See: Activity ideas for a memorable Women’s Retreat 

From Angela Thomas-Pharr’s Redeemed, you can develop a power-packed curriculum on what it means to live a redeemed life. This will help teach them what it means to allow the Word of God renew their minds. They will get to explore the practical side of redemption, leaning upon Jesus for everything.

War Room:

The movie war room teaches how to fight for the salvation of their husbands in a manner that honors God. Your curriculum should teach them this principle.

Treasured: A Complete Women’s Retreat:

Everything you need to create a complete women’s retreat curriculum can be gotten from this kit. It is centered on being God’s treasured possession.

Beautiful Feet: A Complete Women’s Retreat:

This kit includes a full retreat planning guide focused on the theme of Romans 10:15.

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver:

Being a woman can be overwhelming sometimes. Trying to balance your spiritual life, physical obligations to your husband, children and family whilst struggling with your emotions and chores as well. This study guide will prove useful in developing a curriculum to help women who struggle with life.

Invisible War: What Every Believer Needs to Know About Satan, Demons and Spiritual Warfare by Chip Ingram:

Developing a women’s retreat curriculum from this will awaken women to the existence of demons and spiritual warfare. The Invisible War offers a balanced look at this controversial subject. It teaches what every believer needs to know about Satan, demons, and spiritual warfare. I believe it will help the women understand what the Bible says about these threats. It will teach them how they can safeguard themselves and their families by trusting God.

Breaking Free: The Journey, The Stories by Beth Moore:

Beth explains that anything that hinders us from the benefits of knowing God is bondage. Using this guide to develop a curriculum will be a great idea. There are scriptures to help the women identify spiritual strongholds in their lives, no matter how small.

Choosing a study for the women’s retreat curriculum doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Let the Holy Spirit lead you.