Letting go is hard. Giving in is even harder. Surrender feels like defeat. But when we give something up for God, our hands are open to receive so much more from him.
What if we gave up comparison? What would happen if we gave our anxiety to God? If we surrendered our busyness, our perfection, our fear, our anger, our finances, our career, our relationships? What would our lives be like if we surrendered them to the one who made us and loves us?
When we look through God’s Word, we see that giving becomes gain, power is made perfect through weakness, and releasing control is victory. This is the power of surrender.
Join us October 5-7 for the Women’s Retreat as we get out of the city in order to seek God and connect with one another. We will be gathering from all over Los Angeles to worship and connect as family in Christ. We hope you’ll join us as we grow deeper in our love for God and for one another by learning together the joy and power of surrendering to him.
After completing the online registration form, you will be directed to our giving app, Pushpay. When submitting your payment, please write “2017 Women’s Retreat – Your Name” in the reference section.
If you would like to make a general donation to help others attend the retreat, you can go directly to the Pushpay giving page and type “2017 Women’s Retreat – General Fund” in the reference section.
If you’d like to sponsor a specific person, enter “2017 Women’s Retreat – Attendee Name” in the reference section. Sponsored attendees, however, should complete their own registration.
Check-in will take place Thursday, October 5, starting at 6PM.Please make sure to have eaten dinner before arriving. The first session will begin at 8PM. For questions about late check-in, please see the FAQ section below. Our final session will conclude at 12:00PM on Saturday, October 7.
Thursday, October 5
8PM Session One
9:30PM Late Check-in
Friday, October 6
6AM Morning Sunrise Prayer
9AM Late Check-in
9:30AM Session Two
10:30AM Breakout Discussion and Prayer
1PM Free time
8:30PM Session Three
Saturday, October 7
10:00AM Session Four
All attendees need to fill out our Waiver of Liability and bring it with you to the retreat.
If you under 18 years old, your legal parent or guardian will need to fill out our Waiver of Liability as well as our Medical Consent Form and you will need to bring both with you to the retreat.
What to Bring
What do I need to bring?
What time does check-in end on Thursday?
Check-in will begin at 6PM and go to 8PM, and will resume immediately after our evening session for those arriving late.
Can I come up on Friday?
If you’re unable to make it on Thursday, we ask that you arrive in time for morning check-in on Friday at 9:00AM. If that’s not possible, please email email@example.com for more information.
Can I leave early?
We encourage you to stay for the entire retreat, but understand if you have to leave early.
Is there a reduced rate if I can’t attend the whole time?
If you’re only going to attend on Friday during the day, you can pay just $60. But if you plan on staying overnight (even if only for one night) we ask that you please pay the full amount of $170.
Is there financial assistance available?
Yes. We don’t want financial hardship to keep anyone from attending. When completing your online registration, please indicate your request for financial assistance. If you’re a member of an RLA community group, please also discuss your need with a leader.
Will meals be provided?
All meals from Friday morning through Saturday morning will be provided by the conference center. Please make sure to have eaten dinner prior to arriving for the first session on Thursday night.
What if I have a food allergy or special dietary needs?
Please indicate any specific food allergy or dietary restrictions on the online registration form, and the conference center will do its best to accommodate you. However, the kitchen staff may not be able to accommodate all dietary needs, so please consult with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Is there a swimming pool?
Yes, so feel free to bring an extra towel and a swimsuit.
Do I need to bring my own bedding?
All linens (pillows, sheets, blankets, and bath towels) will be provided by the conference center. If you plan to use the pool, please bring an extra towel.
How long is the drive from LA to the retreat?
The trip can take anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 hours, depending on traffic. We recommend planning ahead and checking traffic conditions online before you leave.
Is the church arranging a carpool?
RLA is not arranging an official carpool. Rather, we encourage attendees to arrange travel with their community group through The City.
What will the weather be like?
Weather in Murrieta for the month of October is warm, usually between 78 and 82 degrees during the day and between 50 and 60 degrees at night. We suggest that you check the forecast the week of the retreat and dress accordingly.