Come to the table

You are invited to the 2018 Glen Ellyn Bible Church Women’s Retreat at the Ridge Resort in Lake Geneva, WI! Join us as we enjoy a weekend away together for study, worship, connection, and rest. Our speaker, Shelly Wildman, will lead us through John 21, as we look at Jesus’ invitation to the disciples to come have breakfast with him after his resurrection and his powerful conversation with his disciple Peter. In addition to time of study and worship, we have set aside ample time for you to connect with other women from GEBC and enjoy some fun activities together. Our prayer is that you will leave this weekend feeling spiritually, physically, and relationally nourished.

Retreat Details:

Dates: Friday, April 6 starting at 7pm - Sunday, April 8 ending at 11:30 a.m.

Location: The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva, WI

Early Registration ends February 5:

  • Quad Room - $165

  • Triple Room - $185

  • Double Room - $230

  • Single Room - $360

Late Registration after February 5

  • Quad Room - $180

  • Triple Room - $200

  • Double Room - $245

  • Single Room - $375

Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday morning breakfast are included in your cost for the weekend. *Registration closes February 27, unless registration fills up before this date. Space is limited. *

About our Speaker:

Shelly Wildman is a former writing instructor and author of the forthcoming book First Ask Why: Raising Kids to Love God Through Intentional Discipleship (Kregel). Shelly holds degrees from Wheaton College (BA) and University of Illinois at Chicago (MA), but her most important life’s work has been raising her three adult daughters. She and her husband, Brian have been married for 32 years and live in Wheaton, IL. Shelly speaks to women’s groups in the Chicago area and spends much of her free time mentoring young women. When she has time, she loves to cook, read, and travel.

Connect with Shelly at her website or on Instagram and Facebook.

More Information:

Cancellations: Registrations are fully refundable on or before March 7th. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations after this date.

Payments: You may pay in installments, but all payments are due by the cancellation deadline of March 7.

Financial Assistance: It is our desire that every woman be able to attend regardless of their financial situation. Financial assistance is offered as funds are available. We ask that women request financial assistance by emailing Erin Christner at before registering.

If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund to help women attend the retreat, please contact Erin Christner at

Children/Infants: Women with nursing infants under six months are welcome to join us. We kindly ask that you secure your roommate prior to registering and let us know under the roommate preference if you are bringing an infant.

Travel: Transportation to and from the retreat will not be provided, but if you do need a ride, we will do our best to help you get connected with other women attending the retreat to carpool together. Please let us know on your registration if you are willing to drive or need a ride to the retreat.

More information about check-in and the retreat schedule will be forthcoming. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Erin (

Attendee Types

  • $375 – Single Room
  • $245 – Double Room
  • $200 – Triple Room
  • $180 – Quad Room
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Women's Ministry Retreat Spring 2018

Event Details

  • Apr 6
    6:00 pm
    Apr 8
    12:00 pm