Who can participate in Story & Soul Weekend?
We serve women and women's ministries in the Memphis, Tennessee area*:
Individuals, small groups, discipleship groups, mothers and daughters, and friends who attend Story & Soul will come away refreshed by the solid scriptural focus, the slow, restful itinerary, and the space to connect with God and one another. Read a few testimonials here!
Ministries who partner with us are able to provide their women with a meaningful, quality, vision-rich retreat without overextending their leaders. (Interested in your women's ministry participating in the 2019 retreat? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
*Hey, if you love what we're doing and live out of town, we'd love for you to travel to us and attend the weekend!
What is the difference between a room in the inns and a room in the cottages?
Rooms in the Harvest and Hospitality Inns are spacious, beautifully decorated, and designed to be shared between four women. Each room has its own bathroom with two basin sinks, large vanity, and separate rooms for the toilet and shower. Most of the rooms in the inn have two queen beds. Click here to see a video tour and photos of the inns.
The cottages are cozy with bunk style beds designed to be shared between eight or more women. Each cottage has central heat & air, private cubbies for each guest & extra long twin mattresses. The entry way & bathroom are in the middle of the cottage, separating the bunks into five beds on each side. Click here to see a video tour and photos of the cottages.
Will I be able to choose my roommates?
When you register, you'll be able to write down the names of those you'd like to room with. There are four women per Inn room and at least eight women per cottage (a great option for a church small group!). One of the core values of Story & Soul Weekend is sisterhood, and we pray that the time in your room will be meaningful, restful, and fun. Reach out to women you'd like to get to know better and make plans to room together. Or, if you prefer not to decide, leave the rooming up to us or your church representatives!
December is certainly a difficult month both for our schedules and for our bank accounts! However, through prayerful consideration, we realized that this is when women most need an opportunity to be still, to connect with God and one another. Participants will likely find that their Advent season is richer and simpler because of the intentional restfulness and connection that occurs at Story & Soul Weekend.
What is the cost of the weekend and what's included?
To stay in the inns, the cost is $249 per person. If you choose to stay in the cottages, the cost is $195 person. Lodging, all meals, coffee, worship sessions, breakout sessions, and a long sleeve t-shirt are all included in the cost.
When do I need to pay?
A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required when you sign up for the weekend. You can also pay the full amount upon registration. The remaining balance needs to be paid by the first Sunday in November. After this, the remaining balance is nonrefundable. Email us at email@example.com or talk to your women's ministry leader for more registration and payment details.
When will I be able to pick my breakout sessions?
We will email all participants (likely at the end of October!) with breakout descriptions and details on how to register for each breakout session. Some of our creative breakout sessions may have a small fee depending on the session leader's plans, but we will contact participants closer to the date to sign up for these breakouts, and you can pay any additional fees (no more than $10) at that time.
How can I get prepared for this weekend?
We believe that preparing your mind and heart prior to Story & Soul will help you to connect with God and with others in a richer, more meaningful way. A week or two before the event, we will send a heart preparation packet with devotionals and a packing list to all participants.