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Women’s Getaway

June 2-4, 2023, June 12-14, 2023 & October 13-15, 2023

MBC offers multiple opportunities throughout the year for men and women of faith to take a break from it all and have a time of renewing and refreshing. Our Christian weekend retreats are the perfect place for you to come for a breather and be challenged in your faith.

Women’s Getaway 2023  — Truth and Grace

June 2-4, 2023

Women’s Getaway Retreat is designed for women of all ages. Spending time at our spectacular resort facilities set on the beautiful Mary Lake just outside of Huntsville, Ontario. You will be renewed as you are taught from God’s Word. There are plenty of opportunities to unwind and connect with God and girlfriends. And you will be equipped to return home to your busy life. Join us for a great weekend retreat.

Teacher

Carol Kent

Read about Carol Kent

“What makes my heart sing?” asks Carol. “Speaking to groups looking for messages that include humor and hope that speak to today’s challenges by pointing to God’s Word.” She says, “I think women need to laugh because life is challenging, but I also think they want to go deeply into God’s Word and find out how to live in the middle of relationship struggles, difficult choices, and hidden fears. Women are longing for authenticity and practical strategies for living out their faith. I’ve spoken at large arena events for Women of Faith, Extraordinary Women, and Women of Joy. I’ve also spoken at medium sized venues and in small, intimate gatherings. It’s a joy to do women’s conferences and retreats for churches, and sometimes my husband Gene and I team-teach at worship services. I’m also available to speak at fundraising events for nonprofit organizations.”

As a former Bible Study Fellowship teaching leader, Carol loves to teach the Bible, and she generously weaves scripture, stories, and applications for life throughout her presentations. She is willing to offer theme and message titles to your group, or she can work with your team to customize a topic you have selected.

She is the founder and director of the Speak Up Conference, a ministry that equips speakers and writers to take the next step. With her husband Gene, she founded the nonprofit organization, Speak Up for Hope, which benefits inmates and their families. Carol is also the president of Speak Up Speaker Services, a Christian speakers’ bureau.

Learn more about Carol at her website.

Music:

Suanesha

Read about Suanesha
Suanesha [Swan-eesha] is a Jamaican-Canadian singer, songwriter and worship leader residing in southern Ontario. She is passionate and excited about sharing encouraging and inspirational music. She started singing in church at an early age and continued to grow into a songwriter, compiling her first full length album MELODY and releasing summer hit single ‘I’m Not Alone’. Suanesha believes that music was created by God for our enjoyment and as a means of worshiping and honoring Him, the Giver of amazing gifts. 
Suanesha is also a Registered Nurse and can be seen at any time singing to her patients, offering encouragement in their most difficult stages of life. 
 

Main Event

Friday, June 2, 2023
4:00pm Registration
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Teaching Session #1

Saturday, June 3, 2023
8:30 Breakfast
10:00am Teaching Session #2
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Free Time and Recreation
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Teaching Session #3

Sunday, June 4, 2023
8:30am Breakfast
10:00am Teaching Session #4
Check Out prior to Lunch
12:00pm Lunch

Registration

Check in and registration begins Friday at 4:00pm followed by a Dinner at 5:30pm.

Accommodations

Please refer to our website for accommodation selection. 15% discount on accommodations for MBC retreats. Share accommodation with friends to save!

Meals & Program

Program, 6 meals 
— $260.00 per person.

All prices are plus HST

Program Only

$130.00 per person. Snacks are now included in your program fee!

All prices are plus HST

Women’s Getaway 2023 — For Women of Ministry

June 12-14, 2023 – now midweek!

Do you have a heart for ministry? Do you serve in your local church or a parachurch organization? Come be a part of our first Women of Ministry retreat that is designed to support women who serve in these roles. By joining us this weekend, you will have the opportunity to meet others in ministry who can relate to your situation and sit under the teaching of women who have similar experiences. You will be cared for in our cozy accommodations, enjoy delicious food, while finding moments to relax and unwind. Our hope is that you will walk away feeling encouraged and refreshed, ready to continue serving the body of Christ.

Teacher

Shannon Popkin

Read about Shannon Popkin

From the platform, page, and podcast mic, Shannon Popkin invites you to open your Bible, drink deeply of God’s story, and live like it’s true.

Shannon is from west Michigan and is happy to be sharing life with Ken, who makes her laugh every day. Together they have the joy of watching their three young-adult children become the amazing people God created them to be. They also enjoy their two adorable shih tzus, who—unlike the kids—have no plans of moving out.

Shannon’s books include Comparison Girl, Control Girl, and Influence and she hosts the “Live Like It’s True” podcast. Shannon has been featured on FamilyLife Today, Revive Our Hearts, and Proverbs 31. For more from Shannon, please go to shannonpopkin.com, or connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram.

Music:

Angela Turner

Read about Angela Turner

Angela Turner is a singer/songwriter and recording artist who currently lives in Barrie, Ontario with her husband and three children. She has spent many years in ministry teaching, leading worship, speaking, and doing children’s ministry. She loves using the medium of music to adore her Creator and loves leading other’s to the throne of grace through corporate worship as well.

Main Event

Monday, June 12, 2023
4:00pm Registration
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Teaching Session #1

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
8:30am Breakfast
10:00am Teaching Session #2
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Breakout Session
3:00pm Free Time and Recreational Activities
5:30pm Dinner 
7:00pm Teaching Session #3

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
8:30am Breakfast
10:00am Teaching Session #4
Check out prior to Lunch
12:00pm Lunch

 

Registration

Check in and registration begins Friday at 4:00pm followed by a Dinner at 5:30pm.

Accommodations

Please refer to our website for accommodation selection. 15% discount on accommodations for MBC retreats. Share accommodation with friends to save!

All prices are plus HST

Meals & Program

Program, 6 meals
— $260.00 per person.

All prices are plus HST

Program Only

$130.00 per person. Snacks are now included in your program fee!

All prices are plus HST

Women’s Getaway 2023 — Equipped

October 13-15, 2023

Sometimes as women we might feel depleted and in need of some encouragement, even a few moments to just catch our breath while we are ministered to through music. Our equipped weekend is designed to help women take that time. Friday night we start our evening with a concert of praise, Saturday morning and early afternoon is filled with breakout sessions, reflective of our theme for the weekend, sessions that will encourage us and challenge us. Saturday evening and Sunday morning our plenary teacher will open God’s word and help us dig into His word. Returning home equipped to live out your own faith vibrantly is our prayer.

Teacher

Andrea Thom

Read about Andrea Thom

Andrea is a wife, mom of three, a therapist (MSc), and author of two Bible studies: Ruth – Redeeming the Darkness and Amos – Come Awake! She is a recurrent Bible teacher and writer for a variety of international radio programs, conferences, and Christian websites such as The Gospel Coalition Canada and Indoubt (Back to the Bible). You can connect with her at andreathom.com.

Music:

Crosby Trio

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Crosby Trio (Katherine, Leah, and Madelyn Crosby)

A family trio of mom and daughters is lead by Katherine Crosby, a Secondary School music teacher and lover of worship through song. Leah and Madelyn have grown up singing along with mom’s worship music, and watching the worship team and choir rehearsals since birth! The girls have very recently used their musical training and gifts to come alongside and lead worship with mom at family retreats. Their prayer, as a trio, is that God would be honoured and glorified in their simple offering of song!

Main Event

Friday, October 13, 2023
4:00pm Registration
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Teaching Session #1

Saturday, October 14, 2023
8:30am Breakfast
10:00am Teaching Session #2
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Free Time and Recreation Activities
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Teaching Session #3

Sunday, October 15, 2023
8:30am Breakfast
10:00am Teaching Session #4
Check Out prior to Lunch
12:00pm Lunch

Registration

Check in and registration begins Friday at 4:00pm followed by a Dinner at 5:30pm.

Accommodations

Please refer to our website for accommodation selection. 15% discount on accommodations for MBC retreats. Share accommodation with friends to save!

All prices are plus HST

Meals & Program

Program, 6 meals 
— $260.00 per person.

All prices are plus HST

Program Only

$130.00 per person. Snacks are now included in your program fee!

All prices are plus HST

The staff were ABOVE AND BEYOND. So welcoming. That’s someone who loves their job and has such a friendly, service heart. The food was excellent – wow. Was not expecting the healthiness and the variety that there was.

– 10/19/2021

Beautiful time of rest, sitting under Gods word and fellowship

– 10/19/2021

It was nice to get away for the weekend and enjoy the Muskoka area – it’s so beautiful! Meeting other women, making new connections and deepening the ones I already had was really nice.

– 10/19/2021

I left feeling so inspired, full, wanting to share with others, wanting to pour into my daughter and be an example of Christ to her.

– 10/19/2021

Women of Grace 2021 was awesome! It helped me recharge and refresh my relationship with Christ!

– 10/19/2021

The power of women together praying and worshipping was extremely inspirational and emotionally moving

– 10/23/2021