Single Moms

Single Mom's Retreat

Join with single moms from across Minnesota for a weekend of relaxation, refreshing, and 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!

June 5-6, 2020

Lake Geneva Christian Center – Alexandria, MN

Register to attend, volunteer, or donate

Single Mom

$69

Includes registration, all activities, lodging, and three meals

Donate

Donate toward event costs & scholarships: mnbtg.org/give

Befriender (Volunteer) or Exhibitor – 4/Room

$119

Includes 2-night lodging, shirt, & five meals

Befriender (Volunteer) or Exhibitor – 2/Room

$139

Includes 2-night lodging, shirt, & five meals

Befriender (Volunteer) or Exhibitor – No Lodging

$69

Includes shirt & three meals 

Details

Featured Guests

Lois Breit - Speaker

Lois is a U.S. Missionary to Single Moms and has over 25 years of experience as an ordained minister, pastor, and missionary with the Assemblies of God. Because she raised 5 children as a single mother, Lois understands the emotions, fears, and hopelessness single moms face today—but also the faithfulness of God!

She speaks at events across the country, bringing a message of hope, love and practical helps to single mothers—and all women. The Bible study, articles, and devotionals she’s written provide practical resources; and her Leadership Guidebook prepares and equips churches to better reach single parent families.

See more: loisbreit.com.

Brenda Ramler - Speaker

Brenda Ramler is a mother of 4 children living in the small town of Foley in Central MN. She is a Personal Banker at a local bank and has been there 8 years. She and a few friends began a Single ladies group in 2019 to help them find their worth and connect with some new friends that may have something in common. She wants to inspire you with her story and the many ways God showed his faithfulness to her and her children during some very difficult and trying times.

Kendra Roehl - Emcee

An unstoppable desire to help the hurting led Kendra Roehl to become a social worker and then foster care parent of dozens and adoptive mom of three. Today, she continues to care for others as a founder of The Ruth Experience, frequent speaker and author of five books, including 100 Days of Kindness. She is a Single Moms Retreat advisor with Bridging the Gap and is excited to be returning as an event emcee.

Lindsay Petri - Speaker

Lindsay Petri was raised in a dysfunctional home filled with addiction and abuse. She repeated the same cycles and battled her own addictions until she gave her life to Jesus and He changed everything. He redeemed her story and she is now the mother of 3 beautiful children, co-pastors Reclaim Church in Arizona with her husband and is the Women’s Director for the Arizona Women’s Ministry. She is passionate about reaching those who are struggling and helping women walk in freedom!

Learn more: lindsaypetri.org.

Dawna Johnson - Worship

Workshops

  • Safety
  • Deal Shopping
  • Relationships
  • Healthy Food on a Budget
  • Managing Conflict
  • Parenting a Child with Special Needs
  • Boundaries
  • Parenting & Social Media
  • My Story
  • Dating
  • Stress
  • Reinventing Your Career
  • Another Step to Financial Freedom
  • Inexpensive Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids

Schedule & Activities

Friday 

  • 1:00 pm – Registration in Gym
  • 1:00 pm – Free Time: Diva Boutique | Spa | Car Care | Dream Library | The Bridge Shop | Geneva Java
  • 5:30 pm – Dinner
  • 7:00 pm – Welcome & Giveaways
  • 7:30 pm – Special Feature: “My Favorite Things”
  • 8:00 pm – Opening Celebration: Lindsay Petri
  • 10:00 pm – Girls Night Out!

Saturday

  • 6:30 am – 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk/Rollerblade/Bike
  • 7:00 am – Breakfast
  • 8:00 am – Car Care Breakout
  • 9:00 am – Welcome & Giveaways
  • 9:15 am – Morning Celebration: Brenda Ramler
  • 10:30 am – Coffee Break
  • 11:00 am – Breakouts 1
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch & Free Time: Diva Boutique | Dream Library | The Bridge Shop | Geneva Java
  • 1:30 pm – Breakouts 2
  • 2:30 pm – Closing Celebration: Lois Breit
  • 4:30 pm – Dismissal/Car Pickup!

Car Care

  • The first 125 vehicles at camp are eligible for free care care, which includes safety and fluid checks, as well as optional vacuuming. Please take all necessities out of your vehicle when dropping it off. You will be texted or called when your vehicle checkup is completed.
  • Get Involved: Email info@mnbtg.org with interest in volunteering in Car Care!

Diva Boutique

  • Thousands of pieces of *New* and gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories! Also, stop at the SUB Shop inside the Diva Boutique for a free set of undergarments!
  • Get Involved: Register as a Befriender if interested in volunteering in the Diva Boutique. 

Dream Library

  • Thousands of books & kids books to shop from! Take home some good reads for you and your family.
  • Get Involved: Email info@mnbtg.org if interested in donating books!

Geneva Java

  • Specialty coffees, smoothies, & more are available for sale at the Geneva Java!

Girl Friends Party!

  • Don’t miss the party after the Friday night service with food, music, activities, bonfires, and more!

Salon

  • First-come, first-serve professional hair cuts or styling! Must have clean hair.
  • Get Involved: Email info@mnbtg.org if you are a stylist and interested in volunteering.

Spa

  • Nail painting, foot soaks, hand massages, a make & take craft, and more! We know you’re going to love the Spa, donated by Willmar AG!
  • Get Involved: Register as a Befriender if interested in volunteering with the Spa!

The Bridge Shop

  • The Bridge Shop is a boutique store and located at Lake Geneva Christian Center. Operated by BTG volunteers, its purpose is to donate proceeds to one MN or international humanitarian-project annually!

    We offer beautiful and unique gifts, home décor, jewelry, accessories, and more! Stop by Friday from 10 am – 5 pm or 9 pm – 11 pm or Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm. 

5K/1 Mile Run/Walk/Rollerblade/Bike

  • Join us Saturday at 6:30 am to exercise with new friends!
  • Get Involved: Email info@mnbtg.org if interested in helping with this activity.

Resources

Audio/Video Archives

Single Moms Resources

Promotional Tools

Single Moms Facebook Group

Donate

Thank You, Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Donate a Giveaway

  • Donate a gift or gift basket for one recipient, or donate a session gift to be given away to all attendees. Click the Giveaways graphic below for details.

SUB Project

  • Our hope is to offer every attendee a new SUB set (socks, undies, & bra). Click the SUB graphic below for details.

Sponsor

  • This event would not be possible without the generosity of individual and corporate sponsors and donors. Email info@mnbtg.org with interest in sponsorship information!

Volunteer

  • Register as a Befriender, and let us know where you would prefer to serve. Befriender opportunities include set up on Thursday through clean up on Saturday, if possible. Tickets include two nights of lodging, an event t-shirt, and five meals. Invite a friend to volunteer with you!