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! Register below to Attend or BeFriend (Volunteer), or Donate.


Ticket includes registration, 3 meals, all activities, and lodging for Friday night. Please bring bedding and towels for a twin size bed. 

Only $69

Befriend (Volunteer)

Register, and we will contact you! Ticket includes 5 meals, Thursday and Friday night lodging with 4 people to a Kingsriter room (2 queen beds), and a volunteer t-shirt.

Only $89

Befriend (Volunteer)

Ticket includes 5 meals, Thursday and Friday night lodging with 2 people to a Kingsriter room (2 queen beds), and a volunteer t-shirt.



Thank you for donating toward the retreat!



Complete application, then submit payment by selecting lodging preference and booth quantity.

$250/8 ft table


Renee Clanton


Rebecca Vaughn


Kristie Kerr


Jeff + Kristie Kerr

Friday PM

  • 1:00PM Registration
  • 1:00PM Free Time: Diva Boutique/Spa/Car Care/The Bridge Shop/Geneva Java
  • 5:30PM Dinner
  • 7:00PM Welcome & Giveaways
  • 7:30PM Special Feature: “My Favorite Things”
  • 8:00PM Opening Celebration: Renee Clanton
  • 10:00PM Girls Night Out!

Saturday AM

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

Saturday PM

  • 12:00PM Lunch & Free Time! (Diva Boutique, The Bridge Shop, Geneva Java)
  • 1:30PM Breakout Session 2
  • 2:30PM Closing Celebration: Kristie Kerr
  • 4:30PM Car Pickup!
  • My Story
  • Parenting in the Trenches
  • Reinventing Your Career
  • Stress Management
  • A Financial Plan that Works
  • Friendships/Relationships
  • Parenting a Child with Special Needs
  • Trash to Treasure
  • What is Normal?
  • Healing from Hurts
  • Panel: Friendships
  • Car Care Mini Breakout
  • Dating

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 2018?

Online registration will be available February 1!

Attendee Ticket: $69 – Includes registration, food, and lodging. Please register online beforehand; however, walk-on registration will be available for the same price.

BeFriender Ticket: $89 – Includes registration, food and lodging for 2 nights. BeFriender registration is open through May 21.

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 2018?

You can donate a ticket for a single mom to attend the 2018 Single Moms Retreat through one of the following ways:

  •  Online
  • Or by mailing a check to “BTG – SMR Donation:”
    • 1315 Portland Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55404.
    • (Please include “2018 SMR Donation” in the memo.)

Thank you so much!

What should I bring?

Please bring bedding for a twin size bed, towels, 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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