Faith that Grows: Karis Women's Retreat and Study Through James

What does it look like to be a Christian? How can I ensure that my faith is not just theoretical? What difference should trusting Jesus make to my day-to-day life?

The Book of James is a deep, yet practical look into the ever-growing faith and maturation of believers. Women and teen girls can find a tremendous amount of wisdom and encouragement in the words of this book, and the leaders of Karis Women are excited to spend time with you in James during our upcoming retreat. Please join us on May 18th and 19th for "Faith that Grows: A Study in the Book of James"

This year, the women of Karis Church are invited to join their sisters for a short retreat at Mark Twain State Park in Florida MO. During this retreat, women will eat meals together, spend time in prayer and musical worship with their sisters, and hear gospel-centered teaching from the word of God.

Will you join us as we grow in faith? Register here for the retreat!

Where is this retreat?

Si Colburn is a group camp located at the Mark Twain State Park in Florida Missouri. You can find more information about the camp here, as well as a map of the park. The camp is located about an hour and twenty minutes away from Columbia. The address is 37352 Shrine Rd, Florida, MO

What should I bring?

The retreat location includes a full kitchen, furnished cabins with bunk beds and electricity, as well as a shower house. Food will be provided for all those attending, but attendees should plan on bringing the following items:

  • Twin-sized bedding (sheets, blankets, and a pillow)
  • Chargers for phones
  • Personal toiletries (toothpaste, deodorant, sunblock, bug spray etc. Shower supplies if you plan on showering)
  • Bible, pen, and notebook
  • Change of clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Any other personal items you may need (medication, supplies for an infant if bringing a nursing baby etc.)

What will the schedule look like?

  • Friday
  • 4 - 5 p.m. Volunteers and leaders arrive to set up 
  • 5 - 6 p.m. Attendees arrive and drop off their personal items in their cabins
  • 6 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:30 - 7 p.m. Session I (Faith and Works, Hearing and Doing)
  • 7 - 7:30 p.m. Small Group Discussion
  • 7:30 - 8 p.m. Session II (The Heart of Wisdom)
  • 8 - 8:30 p.m. Small Group Discussion
  • 8:30 - 9 p.m. Break
  • 9 - 9:30 p.m. Musical Worship and Prayer
  • 9:30 p.m. Free time until bed
  • Saturday
  • 7:30 - 8 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 9 a.m. Musical Worship
  • 9 - 9:30 a.m. Session III (Finding Joy in Trials and Suffering)
  • 9:30 - 10 a.m. Small Group Discussion
  • 10 - 12 p.m. Free time 
  • 12 - 1 p.m. Lunch
  • 1 -1:30 p.m. Session IV (The Deception of Riches and Partiality)
  • 1:30 - 2 p.m. Small Group Discussion
  • 2 - 2:30 p.m. Large Group Prayer and Closing Remarks
  • 3 - 4 p.m. Clean-up 

Anything else I should know?

 The cost of the retreat is $15 per person. This covers the cost of dinner on Friday, as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday. We don't want finances to keep anyone from attending, so there is financial assistance available for any who need it. Please contact Rachelle Cox to be set up with a coupon code to cover your registration. 

This retreat is limited to women and teen girls (Junior High and up). We ask that you leave younger children at home to ensure that the overnight trip is as relaxing as possible for those in attendance. However, there are a limited number of private bedrooms in each of the cabins. If you are currently nursing a young baby, you are welcome to bring them along and utilize one of these private bedrooms. If you need to bring a nursing infant, please contact Rachelle Cox to get more information. 

While we encourage all women to stay for the entirety of the retreat, we understand that some can only attend on Friday evening or Saturday morning. However, to ensure that the lodging cost is covered in full, we do require that everyone attending pays the full registration cost even if they don't stay for the entire retreat.