Join with single moms from across Minnesota for a weekend of relaxation, refreshing, and fun as you are encouraged to “Dare to Dream” about the plans God has for your life!

Through biblical teaching, relaxation, and lots of fun, our mission is to give single moms an opportunity to be wrapped in the loving arms of the Father and dream BIG dreams that only He can fulfill.

We would love to have you join us!

Lois Breit

Amanda Morales

Rachel Kurtz

Dawna Johnson

Friday PM

  • 1:00PM Registration
  • 1:00PM Free Time: Diva Boutique/Spa/Car Care/The Bridge Shop/Geneva Java/Dream Library/Exhibitors/Airbrush Tattoos/Hair Cuts (First-come, first-serve onsite sign ups)
  • 5:30PM Dinner
  • 7:00PM Welcome & Giveaways
  • 7:30PM Special Feature: “My Favorite Things”
  • 8:00PM Opening Celebration: Lois Breit
  • 10:00PM Girls Night Out!

Saturday AM

  • 6:30AM 1Mile/5K – Run/Walk/Rollerblade
  • 7:00AM Breakfast
  • 8:00AM Car Care Mini Breakout
  • 9:00AM Welcome & Giveaways
  • 9:15AM Celebration Session: Amanda Morales’ Story
  • 10:30AM Coffee Break
  • 11:00AM Breakout Session 1

Saturday PM

  • 12:00PM Lunch/Diva Boutique/The Bridge Shop/Geneva Java/Dream Library
  • 1:30PM Breakout Session 2
  • 2:30PM Closing Celebration: Rachel Kurtz Speaking & Concert
  • 4:30PM Car Pickup!
  • Child Behavior: What’s Normal & What’s Not?
  • Writing Your Story
  • Parenting a Child with Special Needs
  • Design on a Dime
  • Unstuck: Overcoming Shame & Grief
  • Boundaries
  • Managing Conflict
  • Dating as a Single Mom
  • Leveraging Income with Intention
  • Reinventing Your Career
  • Self-Protection, Awareness, & Overcoming Insecurities: Practical Self-Defense for You and Your Children
  • Car Care
  • Christian Parenting Through Ages & Stages

What is Bridging the Gap?

Thank you for your interest in Bridging the Gap! Please visit the ABOUT page to learn more.

How do I register for 2019?

Attendees: See registration details, and register through the above link, or download this form and mail a check to “BTG – 1315 Portland Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55404.” Please include a $5 processing fee per check.

Groups: Please email for group registration forms.

Is childcare provided, or can I bring my children to this retreat?

This weekend is specifically designed to give moms a time and place where single moms can Dare to Dream–with God–about their lives and futures, while having opportunity to relax, refresh, have fun. With these goals being the mission of the Single Moms Retreat, we do not permit children of any age to attend.Please pre-arrange childcare for the time you are with us at the Single Moms Retreat. If you have an infant who unable to be separated from you for these two days, please consider joining us in a future year. Thank you for your understanding!

How can I donate a ticket for a single mom to attend in 2019?

You can donate a ticket for a single mom to attend the 2019 Single Moms Retreat through the following ways:

  •  Online
  • Or by mailing a check to “BTG – SMR Donation:”
    • 1315 Portland Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55404.
    • (Please include “2019 SMR Donation” in the memo.)

Thank you so much!

What should I bring?

Please bring bedding for a twin size bed, towels, hair dryer, and a notebook (optional). All activities are included within your registration price; however, you will have opportunities to shop at The Bridge Shop, book tables, and purchase coffee and goodies at Geneva Java. Friday night dinner, Saturday morning breakfast, and Saturday lunch will be provided.

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