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Ruth & Naomi - summer conference retreat

19 Jul 2019

30 Girls’ Brigade leaders attended Girls’ Brigade Ministries’ Ruth & Naomi taster retreat weekend at Cliff College from 6-7 July 2019.

The event, which followed GB’s summer Conference, looked at the Book of Ruth and some of the ‘holy habits’ that can be seen throughout the story, and how we might develop these in our own lives. The GB leaders attending were from across the generations, highlighting that just as Ruth and Naomi were of different generations but supported one another, so can we in our GB family support one another to become more like Jesus.

100% of women attending said that the weekend enabled them to encounter God.

100% of women attending said that the weekend helped them to develop a rhythm of holy habits.

100% of women attending said that the weekend has made them see the importance of people of all ages discipling and supporting one another.

The weekend was led by GB Ministries’ Discipleship & Evangelism Enabler Charlotte Hendy and a team of volunteers who spent several months praying over and planning the weekend. From Bible teaching to breaking bread to prayer, the weekend gave space for the women to revisit old practices, to try something new, and most importantly to set aside time with God amongst the busy-ness of everyday life.

Here is some of what those attending said about the weekend:

“The retreat was a great opportunity to have space with God. It was a great mixture of Bible teaching, sharing with others and space with God.” – Vivienne Aitchison, Sutton District

“Great to spend time looking at the characters in a new way.” – Alison Thompson, 1st Durham

“A real blessing, down to earth and so practical.” – Julia Traill, Region 6

“This was my first visit and I would highly recommend to anyone thinking about coming to do so. You will have a wonderful time of friendship and fellowship.” – Gill Waines, 3rd Bristol

GB Ministries’ next retreat weekend will take place at Cliff College from 4th-6th October 2019. This weekend will look at the Book and character of Ruth and how we can find favour through faithfulness and beauty through brokenness. It is open to all women, not just those involved in GB. For more information visit:

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