"Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul." Psalm 66:16
We love scripture because it's hundreds of different stories of God: who He is, what He's done, the salve and salvation He is for souls. All content and events we create are designed to point women to scripture and stir their souls to pursue deeper understanding of God’s Story.
Our primary offering, Story & Soul Weekend, is designed to be a scripture-rich experience that exalts God's word above any gimmick, above any theme, fully acknowledging that His story is what makes all other stories worth telling. Through worship sessions, breakout sessions, and devotionals carefully rooted in scripture, it is our prayer that every participant would come away from the event saying, "Look what God has done!” During the first night of the retreat, we intentionally and creatively share the metanarrative of the Bible. To learn more about this unique aspect of Story & Soul, click here.
"But I have calmed and quieted my soul." Psalm 131:2
Often we cannot connect with God or with each other because we can't turn off our treadmill way of life. Often we cannot hear God, who loves to speak in the whisper, because we’ve allowed our lives to become so noisy. We love to create content and events that invite women to slow down, to “be still and know” that God is God, to meditate on his character, and to experience the gift of being a beloved daughter to a loving and sovereign Parent.
Our primary offering, Story & Soul Weekend, is designed to be a screeching halt, an opportunity to hit the breaks. While other retreats tend to schedule every minute, we intentionally leave space. With a carefully-planned itinerary that includes extended morning coffee talks, slow meals, personal devotional time, creative outlets, and even a nap and stretching class, it is our prayer that participants would leave refreshed, with a stilled and filled soul.
"They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts." Acts 2:46
Sisterhood is an essential aspect of Story & Soul’s vision for ministry because God dearly loves the church, because togetherness is at the core of the gospel, and because our entire ministry was an outpouring of sisterhood shared by three dear friends. When we create events and content, we prayerfully consider how to inspire sisterhood rather than simply pew-sharing.
At our primary offering, Story & Soul Weekend, we love to gather around the table for a special Saturday evening dinner, a meal that will look a little different than the other weekend meals. There we pray soul-stories will be told, relationships will be forged, and holy conversation will bring glory to The Bread of Life. After all, he is the one who modeled Table Ministry—throughout the Gospels, Jesus can be found eating with people. It may have been His primary means for enriching relationships. We believe the texture of a wooden table, the clangs of dishes, the aroma of fresh-baked bread are common sensations that continue to provide the backdrop for uncommon connections. To hear more about the togetherness that women find at Story & Soul Weekend, click here.