For women of all ages (18 and up), the Women's Missions Retreat brings hope and refreshment to all who attend through worship, incredible Bible teaching and amazing missionary testimonies. You will laugh, cry, be equipped, be encouraged, and grow together with other women from around Kentucky. Gather a group of friends or come make some new ones!
SAVE THE DATE! October 14-15, 2022
3-5pm Arrive & Check-in Begins
4:30pm Outdoors Activities
8:45pm ReFire: S'mores at the Firepit
For Night Owls | 9:30-10:30pm
Late night breakout opportunity
7am ReFit (optional)
9:15am Quiet Time & Reflection
10:15am Breakouts ReNew
11:15am Breakouts ReFresh
1pm Breakouts ReFocus
2pm ReEngage! (dismissal)
BIBLE STUDY LEADER
Carrie is passionate about women’s ministry, biblical literacy, and all things leadership. She has a Master of Arts in Leadership from Southern Seminary and wants to see all women living out their God-given gifts, talents, and abilities. A former Illinois* and Kentucky girl, currently, she lives in Indianapolis with her husband JT and daughter Rose Michelle with one on the way. She is a stay at home mom after teaching school for several years and works as the Work Done Well Coordinator for Women and Work, a ministry that hopes to inspire women through conversation and biblical content to honor God, image Him to the world through their work, and leverage their potential for His glory. She is also currently a writer for the Family Research Counsel’s two year Bible plan called Stand on the Word. She serves alongside her husband as members of a growing church plant and is finding new ways to encourage and connect with moms through Mums, a ministry for moms and other women's ministries. In her spare time, she and her husband love to travel, try new foods, and enjoy time together.
*Carrie also served with the Illinois Baptist Women which cover all aspects of women's ministry from discipleship to missions (Illinois' version of their state WMU).
SEND RELIEF MISSIONARY
Dr. KAY BENNETT
Kay grew up on a dairy farm in Kokomo, MS and received a B.S. degree in Counseling Psychology from University of Southern Mississippi. In 1989, Kay graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). While in seminary, she worked at Brantley Baptist Center in New Orleans. In January 1990, she was appointed as a missionary with the Home Mission Board at the Brantley Center. In 1997 she moved to the Baptist Friendship House as Director as a missionary with the North American Mission Board. Kay's training is in the areas of counseling, life skills counseling, vocational evaluation, and literacy. Kay is also certified to begin and lead a Christian Woman's Job Corps program. Kay received a Doctor of Ministry degree in Counseling Psychology from NOBTS in 2008. The title of her project in ministry was Equipping Staff Members of Baptist Friendship House to Minister to Abused Women Post-Hurricane Katrina. She graduated from the FBI Citizen's Academy in April 2014.
Dr. Bennett travels speaking and educating on issues regarding poverty, homeless, domestic violence, substance abuse, and human trafficking.
Shirley serves as the National WMU Recording Secretary. She is passionate about missions and WMU. Shirley attends Greens Creek Baptist Church in Dublin, TX. She also served at Erath Association WMU Director and as WMU of Texas President. She enjoys lifting peoples spirits through her "missional" comedy act. Shirley once said, "It’s my prayer that we will not be able to be silent about salvation’s plan but that we will boldly tell of Christ’s love to everyone we meet. SPEAK OUT!"
Christina Dawson, Carrie Redmon, Lauren Parish
Christina, Carrie, and Lauren serve at First Baptist Church Bowling Green worship team. They have a combined passion for Worship, children's ministry, and missions. Lauren served as an IMB Journeyman and Christina serves overseas as a missionary.
Pray - Ask God to starting preparing the hearts of ladies who attend the retreat. For those who cannot attend, ask them to join you in praying!