Women in the Word Ministry Annual Retreat
January 5-7, 2024


What Should I Bring?

  1. Warm Clothes (weather dependent), jacket or sweater for meeting room, and “walking” shoes - Casual and comfy!
  2. Bible/Journal/Tote Bag
  3. Insulated refillable bottle for water and/or coffee
  4. Flashlight
  5. Folding chair (optional for time outside Saturday afternoon and bonfire Saturday night)
  6. Snack/drink for your room (electric coolers are located in each room; soda ($1.00 bill or coins) and ice machines are in the lodging buildings)
  7. Cash/check for two opportunities to support our ministry
  8. Basket Raffles – all proceeds go directly back to the ministry and But God Benevolence Fund ($1/ticket, $10/11 tickets, $20/23 tickets)
  9. WIWM Boutique – NEW THIS YEAR!!
  10.      Logo Merchandise – all proceeds go to the ministry
  11.      “BLING” – Blessed Living IN Grace – Jewelry Sales  50% of proceeds go to our ministry
  12. Opportunity to Support – IAMFreedomGirl – A mission outreach to women in the Tampa Bay area who are working in strip clubs. You can sow a seed into this ministry by bringing any of the suggested items: nail polishes, lip glosses, cozy socks, hair accessories or Scripture based items. There will be a table to learn more and to drop off your donation.


(1) Hair dryer (they are not provided in the rooms)
(2) extra blanket
(3) earphones
(4) bug spray

 Schedule: On Friday, January 5, 2024 - Registration: Begins  promptly at 3:30pm (if you arrive earlier, feel free to enjoy the grounds, but registration will NOT be open prior to 3:30pm). Registration will remain open through 6:30pm. Dinner is from 5:30 - 6:30pm.  

Once on site, you will follow signs for Women in the Word Ministry Retreat which will lead you to the Raintree Education Building. If you are arriving after 6:30pm Friday, our team will be available to meet you and complete your registration in the lobby of the Raintree Education Building.

If you are arriving Saturday, January 6, 2023 - Breakfast is served from 7:30am-8:30am in the Magnolia Dining Hall. Please stop in the Raintree Lobby first to complete registration.

 Food Allergies: Although not every dietary request can be accommodated, LYBCC will provide meals for those that are gluten free, dairy free, vegan/vegetarian and options will be available for those with food allergies and other restrictions. They will certainly try to meet your dietary needs!

Sister Time: Each day will end with fellowship and fun. Bring a favorite game to share while gathering in the Maple Fellowship Hall. Also, on Saturday night we will have a fire pit and smores.

 Smoke Free/Alcohol Free/Pet Free Environment: The use of alcohol is strictly prohibited at LYBCC and will result in immediate dismissal from the campus. All buildings and property are smoke-free and pets are not allowed in any area or room.

Driving Directions: If you are coming from the Tampa Bay area, give yourself 2.5 hours depending on traffic. Lake Yale’s address is below so you can determine the best route for you.

Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center 

Address: 39034 County Road 452, Leesburg, FL 34788

Telephone: 352-483-9800