Are you in need of REST & RESTORATION after an oppressive and harmful relationship? Or perhaps, you are a people helper who wants to be better equipped to support and care for those who have been?

Join Us May 13-16, 2021

Featured speakers include Leslie Vernick of leslievernick.com and Joy Forrest of Called to Peace Ministries

 

What:

Leslie Vernick is joining with CTPM for this special women’s retreat aimed at offering hope and healing to survivors of abusive and destructive relationships. Learn ways to heal, build inner-strength, develop practical life-skills, and overall, be refreshed with an encouraging “pathway forward” vision for your life.

Who:

The primary focus of this conference is to support those impacted by harmful and abusive relationships; however, ministry leaders, friends, and family are welcome and encouraged to attend. Special breakout sessions to educate and equip will be available specifically for people helpers. In addition, women affiliated with the military will also have special breakout opportunities.

Where:

Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.  The nearest airport is Asheville Regional Airport.  Walking trails, amazing views, paddleboarding & kayaking, and a pool. For more information, visit their website.

Our God is the greatest healer!

He makes all things new! Isaiah 43:19

Conference Price: Cost covers 4 days in the beautiful recreational lake area, 5 meals, incredible speakers, “path forward” life-coaching tools, on-site counselors/advocates, resources, and more.

The price ranges listed below are estimates of what the total cost per person is for the conference based on a double occupancy room.

A set conference fee will be paid to CTPM when registering and lodging directly to the retreat center.  The price range may vary due to multiple lodging options at the retreat center and according to how many roommates you choose. Costs will be higher with no roommate and lower with multiple roommates. You can email questions to Priscilla at events@calledtopeace.org

Early Bird Special (ends Oct. 31, 2020) $325-$405

Final 2020 Rate (ends Dec. 31, 2021) $350-$430

Retreat Rate (ends March 15, 2021) $400-$480

Late Retreat Rate (ends at capacity) $450-$530

(cost range estimates includes CTPM conference fee plus estimated lodging. Please see FAQs for more info)

$50 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot. Conference fee payments can be paid in one lump sum or broken down into several payments. Lodging cost is reflected in the total cost ranges above, but will be collected separately by the Retreat Center.

When you register for the retreat, you will be sent a private page with the retreat facility and instructions on how to select and reserve your room. For questions, please refer to the FAQ’s below or/and email Priscilla at events@calledtopeace.org

Retreat FAQ’s

I’m a ministry leader, should I come?

Yes, you are welcome and we have a place for you! CTPM exists to partner with others to best serve those who have been impacted by domestic abuse.  We will have special breakout sessions for people helpers including advocacy, how to lead a support group, and how to better educate your church about domestic abuse.

I've never experienced physical abuse. Is this retreat for me?

Yes!  All forms of abuse (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, sexual, isolation, financial, etc) are traumatic to experience.  Even children who observe abuse of their mother experience the same trauma even if it is not directed specifically at them.  Healing is available and that is why this retreat exists.

How does the payment work and why are there different price ranges?

There are 2 parts to payment:

  • The conference fee paid to CTPM will reserve your spot for the Women’s retreat. The conference fee will gradually increase so we recommend that you register sooner than later. Conference Fee: $175 (early bird till Oct 31, 2020), $200 (till Jan 1, 2021), $250 (till March 15, 2021), $300 (till we reach full capacity May 2021). Please note: there is a $50 non-refundable conference fee due to administrative costs/planning, though you can transfer your spot to someone or donate the deposit for a scholarship for a survivor.
  • The lodging fee will be paid directly to Lake Junaluska Retreat Center when you call to reserve your room. You will have the option of putting a deposit down or to pay in full. Rates vary depending on number of roommates and on your room selection. It’s important that you have your roommates selected prior to reserving your room. (Check out FAQ on roommates) Remember you must call Lake Junaluska directly at (800-222-4930) and tell them you are with Called to Peace Ministries Women’s Retreat to reserve your lodging. (Do not make lodging reservations online)

 

Price Ranges per person based on double occupancy lodging and include the CTPM conference fee plus the estimated lodging cost

Early Bird Rate (ends Oct. 31, 2020                    $325-$405

Final 2020 Rate (ends Dec. 31, 2021)                  $350-430

Retreat Rate (ends March 15, 2021)                     $400-$480

Late Retreat Rate (ends at capacity)                    $450-530

For further questions please email Priscilla at events@calledtopeace.org

What should I pack?

We recommend that you check the weather before packing, and overall be prepared for both warm and cooler weather as the mountains can get cool at night. Bring comfortable clothes and walking shoes for the walking trials. Don’t forget your swim suit if you plan to go swimming, kayaking, or paddle boarding. Possibly bring one nice outfit for your free-time and dinner on Saturday. In addition, don’t forget your toiletries, daily medications, tech chargers, money for extra meals (Thursday dinner and Saturday lunch/dinner) Bible, and notepad. 

When do we sign up for break-out sessions?

Break-out sessions are still in the works and we plan to announce break-out sessions and send a separate sign up form by early 2021. There will be a variety of helpful break-outs for those who have been impacted by domestic abuse and also some options for people helpers who desire to be better equipped to serve in this area. We also plan to have military ministry leaders to offer special break-outs aimed at serving military families.

What about COVID?

Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center will keep us posted on possible COVID rules and regulations. We do not foresee cancelling the event but may have to social distance.

Will the sessions go online?

We plan on recording main sessions and break-outs and hope to have the conference available for others to purchase in an online format. Depending on COVID and resources, we may be able to have an “online Live conference” version for main sessions. This is TBA.

I can’t afford the single room price; how can I find a roommate?

We encourage everyone to spread the word and invite others to attend this women’s retreat. The main retreat focus is to encourage and support those who have been directly impacted by abusive and destructive relationships. This retreat also can potentially benefit any woman looking to grow in their faith and ministry development. If you are able, bring a friend, family member, or church women’s ministry leader or peer to room with you. Some women have come in groups from churches or from their communities. We understand that it may not be easy to find a roommate, and will continually try to connect ladies looking for roommates on the FACEBOOK private retreat page. Email Naomi at info@calledtopeace.org if you need access to the FB page.

Is there food available at the retreat center?

Yes!  Lake Junaluska has food options on campus and is about 15 minutes from a variety of food options. The Terrace Bistro is a restaurant onsite and there are also shops that have snacks and ice cream available on campus as well. 

The retreat package plan includes 5 meals including: Friday (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), Saturday (breakfast), and Sunday (breakfast).

FYI: On Thursday, May 13, 2021, dinner will be on your own. Check-in will begin at 3pm Thursday, and first main session is at 7pm. Ladies will be on their own for lunch and dinner on Saturday as we will have extended free-time Saturday afternoon to evening.  Sunday morning, we will have breakfast, followed by check-out, and a closing session.

What is there to do during free time at Lake Junaluska?

Check out the Lake Junaluska Retreat center things to do here. In addition, CTPM will have a prayer room open and for those interested in talking with someone, we will have appointments open for one-on-one counseling or coaching.

What is the Fundraising dinner on Saturday night?

CTPM will host a beautiful fundraiser dinner and Q&A with special guests Joy Forrest and Leslie Vernick on site Saturday night. There is limited space (50ppl) and tickets proceeds will raise funds for important work at CTPM. More information is coming soon!    

Can my church or others sponsor me to attend the retreat?

Yes! We love to see churches and others send their loved ones to retreats and conferences that support healing. We never want finances to stop someone from receiving the help and support that is sometimes needed to process and move forward from surviving to thriving. If you have a retreat sponsor, have them sign you up directly putting your name in the comment box. Or they can  email Naomi at info@calledtopeace.org, letting her know they are sponsoring you, and she can assist with any other payment arrangements.

Where do I go to check-in?

Check-in will begin at 3pm at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center check-in office. Check-in will be available there until 7pm. After 7pm, you will need to check in at the Terrace main lobby. There is a 24-hour service desk there and also a CTPM info table. More details coming as we get closer!

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Email Naomi at info@calledtopeace.org to start the scholarship process.  We never want finances to prevent anyone from attending!

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