Plan a retreat
Each year Dragonfly Ministry sponsors a women's retreat. Soon we will planning the 2017 event. Here is the timeline we use. We hope it helps you plan your own event.! Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
My time line for retreat planning
8 months out – day of prayer, Bible study, and waiting
What do you want Lord? What will the women receive? Number attending?
Goal à theme for next retreat (reflect your calling)
Who’s on the team? Registration, worship, host, intercessors, food, photographer etc.
7 months – determine date and secure venue.
Determine cost of event
6 months – make save the date
All necessary information for attendee
Graphics that compliment (ex: http://www.freeimages.com/)
Share with platform via email and social email. Postcards to hand out at events etc.
4 months – Advertise
Word of mouth
3 months – early registration discount for early and group, determine timeline of event I use a bulletin board to track my timeline. This way I can easily rearrange activities.
Find activities that reinforce theme. ( Pinterest is the best thing ever)
1 month – finalize all team members and their responsibilities, end early registration
Prep handouts, activities, and supplies
Day of retreat
Surrender all to the Lord – this day is not about me
Stay flexible – you have a plan but…
Take responsibility – good or bad it is on you.
End with feedback – learn for next time.
Enjoy your day!