DAVIS–Spring has arrived, and women from all over Oklahoma and beyond are gearing up for the upcoming Oklahoma Women’s Retreat on April 19-20, 2024, at Falls Creek. This two-day event will offer a mix of in-person and online experiences. Attendees can join in person or virtually through a host church. They’ll have the chance to worship, study the Bible, and connect with like-minded women. Registrants, both in person and online, will have access to the retreat’s content digitally until the end of the year, allowing them to revisit and reinforce what they’ve learned. In-person attendees will receive an Oklahoma Baptist branded travel blanket designed to take on their next global mission trip.

Each session will be available in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language (ASL). The event will feature keynote speakers such as Jen Wilkin, Whitney Capps, Tara Dew and Dee Humphrey, along with worship led by the husband-and-wife duo, Roberson, from Nashville, Tenn. Attendees will enjoy a panel discussion hosted by Amy Cordova with panelists, Jamy Fisher and Amy Petersen. Two presession breakouts will be held on Friday afternoon by Shelley Urton and Dee Humphrey.

The theme, “Remember,” is inspired by 1 Samuel 7:12, encouraging participants to reflect on the ways the Lord has helped them. Through engaging teaching, insightful panel discussion and interactive breakout sessions, attendees will be encouraged to remember their life experiences, even the painful ones like rejection, loss, or abuse. Instead of burying these memories, they will be guided to confront them with faith, finding healing and growth alongside others who share their struggles.

By sharing their pasts, participants can draw strength from their vulnerabilities through their shared faith in Jesus. As emphasized in 2 Corinthians 1:4, this collective support helps comfort those going through similar challenges, echoing the comfort believers receive from God. Attendees will also be encouraged to give an offering to support the rebuilding efforts at OBU. Last year’s April 19 tornado devastated OBU’s campus, causing significant damage to more than 1.4 million square feet and 167 structures, including 50 main buildings. It was the worst natural disaster in OBU’s 113-year history. Oklahoma Baptist Women will join OBU in their efforts to rebuild, renew and transform Bison Hill by generously giving to the offering. Outside of the main teaching sessions, participants can enjoy the grounds at Falls Creek, visit the prayer garden, go down the zipline or take part in the 5K run.

To find out more information about the retreat, visit oklahomabaptists.org/women/retreat.