Nestled on the outskirts of midtown on the corner of Broadway and 19th, there is a place that anyone can call home. The House Christian Church, one of the Bayside Churches of Granite Bay is home to over 700 members from every background, age, and socioeconomic status. Recently the church celebrated their second year anniversary in their thriving and accessible location. Upon entering the service, one is greeted with heartfelt smiles and warmth as they are guided into the harmonious atmosphere of worship and praise. When asked to describe the church in one word, Pastor Bob Balian replied, “Compassionate”.
With a mission to uplift and share the love of Christ, the church has been recognized in the community for its widespread outreach efforts. In addition to weekly services, the church provides weekly small groups for members to connect, youth and young adults ministries, and separate men’s and women’s intimate fellowship meetings.
Next month the women’s ministry, The R.E.A.L. (Relational, Encouraging, Authentic & Loving) Women of the House will be hosting their first “Get REAL Retreat” in Lake Tahoe at the relaxing Ferrari’s Crown Resort. Worship Director and Women’s Ministry Lead, Christa Armstead, when asked to describe the retreat in one word replied, “renewal”.
The Women’s Ministry team has diligently planned a weekend to include: three days and 2 nights of sisterly love, dynamic teaching, worship, fun activities, and breakout sessions. Of course fellowship, laughter, and tears are to be expected as women will be refreshed physically, emotionally, and restored spiritually.
Women are asked to make an investment of only $175 that will include all accommodations: 2 nights, 3 days and all meals and workshops. A nonrefundable deposit of $50.00 is required to hold a spot as space is limited.
The weekend workshops will include:
Jeanne Rodriguez from Bayside of Granite Bay who will share her journey of faith as she has experienced God’s presence of healing and miracles during the darkest days of her life. Women will be encouraged and inspired through her workshop, “The Love Languages”.
The gifted Andrea Thomas will share with women how to discover their true colors through understanding personality traits while discovering their spiritual gifts in her workshop, “What Hue Are You”.
Advisory Council member and Prayer Ministry Leader at The House, Beth Jones will share her wealth of Godly wisdom and insight from 38 years of marriage through her workshop, “The Sacred Marriage”.
Certified Life Coach and Wellness Enthusiast, Kerri Herndon will assist women with clearing emotional clutter and living without limitations through her workshop, “Spiritual Spring Cleaning: Discover How To Maximize Personal Potential”.
American missionary, author, personal fitness trainer, and counselor, Laurie Rodriguez will teach women the power of prayer through her dynamic workshop, “The Art of Prayer”.
Licensed Christian Therapist, DeAnne Brining will assist women with understanding their value, purpose, and true identity in Christ through her workshop, “The Real You”.
The weekend will also include; powerful life changing testimonies, jewelry making, Zumba, prayer, relaxing massages from Healing Touch Massage, and campfire fellowship.
You don’t have to be a member of the House Christian Church to participate. The invitation is open to any woman who desires spiritual renewal and fellowship in this highly charged spiritual atmosphere. For registration information please visit us online here. Possibly you feel God is leading you to sponsor someone; if so, please contact Christa Armstead at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations of any amount are accepted and appreciated.