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Women’s Getaway

October 14-16, 2022, June 2-4, 2023 & June 12-14, 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 #3 — Equipped

October 14-16, 2022 | Download Flyer

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

Ruth Waring

Read about Ruth Waring

A mother of three and three adult grandchildren, Ruth Waring is an author, a speaker and a workshop leader. She authored Come Find Me —short-listed with Word Alive Press in 2010 and a finalist in the Canadian Christian Writing Awards in 2011. The sequel, Then Came a Hush was published in 2011. She has a short story in Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon (That’s Life! Communications, 2015) entitled, Here, Mommy, This is for You. Ruth’s third novel, Harvest of Lies was the award-winning fiction novel for 2016 with Word Alive Press, and the award-winning contemporary novel for 2017 with The Word Guild.

For over a decade, Ruth has held seminars entitled, Yes, There is a Story in You! She thrives on encouraging others to discover the value of Writing Our Yesterdays, and is currently focussing her writing on her own memoir.

Ruth’s Sharing/Caring speaking ministry addresses life issues from a biblical perspective. She also co-teaches an adult Bible study with her husband and enjoys mentoring young women whenever the opportunity arises. Ruth lives in Lindsay, Ontario with her husband, Doug—her high school sweetheart.

Find out more at www.ruthwaring.com

Music:

Bronwyn Baker

Read about Bronwyn Baker

Bronwyn Baker is a singer, worship leader, and vocal coach who loves Jesus, singing, leading worship, and helping others to love Jesus and worship Him wholeheartedly! Raised as a Baptist Pastor’s kid, Bronwyn was blessed to grow up under the influence of solid biblical teaching and Christian living, and came to know and follow Jesus as her personal Lord and Saviour at the age of 5. Bronwyn’s earliest memories involved singing and the pursuit to sing for Jesus, and following in her father’s footsteps, she has served the Lord vocationally and non-vocationally for over two decades! Bronwyn studied at Liberty University in Virginia where she obtained her Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in Music and Worship Leadership, and where she also had the privilege to tour internationally with Liberty’s premiere ministry team, “the Sounds of Liberty,” and an affiliated ministry called “Living Proof and Primary Focus.” Though blessed in countless ways, Bronwyn’s life has not been without challenges, trials, and deep disappointments, yet she has come to learn with ever-increasing measure the trustworthiness, faithfulness, and goodness of our great God. An unquenchable desire to respond – to worship – has been birthed deep in Bronwyn’s heart, and set her on the path she believes the Lord has prepared for her. By God’s grace and for His glory and fame alone, Bronwyn hopes that her song and story would spark your own fresh song and story… that many will SEE and FEAR and put their TRUST in the LORD (Psalm 40:1-3)!

Find out more at www.bronwynbaker.com

Main Event

Friday, October 14, 2022
3:00pm Registration
7:00pm Teaching Session

Saturday, October 15, 2022
10:00am Teaching Session
7:00pm Teaching Session

Sunday, October 16, 2022
10:00am Teaching Session 1:00pm Check Out

Registration

Begins Friday at 3:00pm followed by a Dinner at 5:30pm.

Accommodations

Please refer to our website for accommodation selection. Rates range from $112.20 – $157.25 per night (based on 15% discount for MBC retreats). Share accommodation with friends to save!

All prices are plus HST

Meals & Program

Program, 6 meals and 2 snacks — $239.50 per person.

All prices are plus HST

Program Only

$110.00 per person.

All prices are plus HST

Women’s Getaway 2023 #1 — 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

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“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:

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

Friday, June 2, 2023
3:00pm Registration
7:00pm Teaching Session

Saturday, June 3, 2023
10:00am Teaching Session  7:00pm Teaching Session

Sunday, June 4, 2023
10:00am Teaching Session
1:00pm Check Out

Registration

Begins Friday at 3:00pm 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 and 2 snacks — $252.00 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 #2 — 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:

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

Monday, June 12, 2023
3:00pm Registration
7:00pm Teaching Session

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
10:00am Teaching Session
7:00pm Teaching Session

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
10:00am Teaching Session 1:00pm Check Out

Registration

Begins Friday at 3:00pm 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 and 2 snacks — $252.00 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