- Dates: May 20th & 21st, 2016
- Location: Lake Geneva Christian Center
- Address: 605 Birch Ave, Alexandria, MN 56308
- Speakers: Jennifer Barnes Maggio & Brenda Engelking
- Worship Leader: Kristie Kerr
- Multiple Breakout Topics
- Gift Giveaways, Diva Boutique, Car Checkups, Girls Night Out Party, and a Spa!
Tickets include Friday night dinner, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday lunch, as well as the Spa, Diva Boutique, Car Checks, gift giveaways, and more! All tickets are transferable but not refundable. The regular ticket price is $69 and will be available online from January 1st through May 17th. The Walk-On ticket price is $69. The BeFriender volunteer price is $79, which also includes Thursday night lodging for 4 people to a room. Group registration is available by mailing one check (please include $5 processing fee) to BTG 1315 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-332-2400 to receive a group registration form.
Please bring bedding for a twin size bed, towels, and any spending money or snacks you might like to have with you.
Jennifer Maggio is a speaker, author of four single parenting books, and founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries. Her personal journey through homelessness, abuse, and years of parenting alone fuels her God-given passion to see that no single moms walks alone. She is a mom to three children, is a sister, friend, and multi-award winning speaker. She has appeared in hundreds of media venues, including The New York Times, James Dobson Radio, and Power Women. She was recently named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Leaders in America by Dr. John Maxwell.
Brenda Engelking is credentialed with the Assemblies of God and is currently the Care Ministries Pastor at the Waters Church in Sartell, MN. Before becoming a pastor, she devoted 22 years of her life working with victims of domestic violence. In such capacities as a Lead Legal Advocate for the Harriet Tubman Center, Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Stearns County Attorney’s Office and Supervisor of the Women’s program for Anna Marie’s Battered Women’s shelter. She has vast experience in training law enforcement and is certified to administer and score Lethality Assessments.
Kristie Kerr is a worship leader, author, speaker, and mother of four. Through music, writing, and teaching, Kristie continues to find new ways to express the truth of God’s love and grace. She has written several women’s books and Bible Studies, in addition to a series of gender specific devotionals and curriculum for children called “Polka Dot Girls” and “Bazooka Boys.” In 2011, she and her husband, Jeff, founded Fourth Floor Ministries, a creative resource for churches and organizations and in 2015 they launched Homestead Community Church in Farmington, MN.
- 1:00PM Registration
- 1:00PM-5:30PM Free Time: Diva Boutique/Spa/Car Checks/Bridge Shop Open
- 5:30PM Dinner
- 7:00PM Welcome & Giveaways
- 8:00PM Main Session 1–Jennifer Barnes Maggio
- 10:00PM Girls Night Out!
- 7:30AM Continental Breakfast
- 9:00AM Welcome & Giveaways
- 9:15AM Main Session 2–Brenda Engelking
- 10:30AM Break—Caribou Coffee
- 11:00AM Breakout Session 1
- 12:00PM Lunch & Free Time!
- 1:30PM Breakout Session 2
- 2:30PM Break
- 2:45PM Final Celebration Session–Jennifer Barnes Maggio & Panel Discussion
This weekend is specifically designed to give moms a time and place where they can Dare to Dream about their life and future, a place where they can be refreshed and for once focus on their needs – not their child’s. This requires a setting away from the distractions and interruptions that infants and children naturally bring. (even a sweet baby is a distraction) Please understand that children of all ages are not allowed. Thank you!
Please bring bedding for a twin size bed, towels, and any spending money or snacks you might want with you.
Friday night dinner, Saturday morning breakfast, and Saturday lunch will be provided. All activities are included with your registration price; however, you will have opportunity to shop at the Bridge Shop and book tables.