Ministers’ Wives Retreat

This retreat, held each year in mid-October, is a wonderful weekend of rest and connecting with wives of those in ministry. Worship, meaningful breakouts, counseling, and a special banquet is all a part of this Friday-Saturday retreat. We look forward to serving you all at this very special weekend!


Theme: Awestruck

Scripture: Psalm 33:8 “…let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him…,”

Speaker: Diane Nix –  Pastor/professor’s wife, mom and encourager of ministry wives; Diane’s life is a “journey of never giving up”. Learn more at

Musician/Worship Leader:

Heather and Casey seek to encourage people wherever they may be in their lives, no matter what they are facing. Their one desire is to help others focus on the Lord and let the world fade away. They serve at Pine Ridge Baptist in Melder, where Casey is worship leader and Heather directs the children’s music ministry, teaches ladies Sunday School and leads the young women’s ministry. They are parents of five children.

Cost: $45.00 per person

Registration deadline:  October 12, 2018

*Mail form with check to: Tall Timbers, PO Box 258, Woodworth, LA 71485

Breakout Sessions

What’s Under Your Plate – Let’s think about upcoming fall events, luncheons, dinners and the appealing tables that you want to set.  Let’s decorate a pretty charger that is perfect for your fall and Christmas occasions.

Learning to Crave Healthy – In this interactive session, you will participate in discussion and learn quick tips and easy techniques designed to boost energy for your busy lifestyle! In addition, we will share meal planning ideas, recipes, and ways to incorporate health and fitness into your schedule, family dynamic and the church you serve.

Your Child on Technology – How much technology is good for your children? How do we find appropriate sites? How much time is best for my children at their ages? What guidelines do we need and how do we set them in our family?

Talk Back Live – This is a facilitated open forum to address issues facing the lives of ministers’ wives. Topics may vary from everyday living to family issues faced only by minister’s families (seemingly) to church polity. YOU suggest the topics.

Great Expectations – Life is filled with Great Expectations! As a pastor’s wife, people often have (great) expectations of you and you have expectations of others. This session will help you understand some of the reasons behind these expectations and how we mature in Christlikeness through the stages of life.

Say “Yes” to Your Spiritual Gifts – Knowing, understanding and developing your spiritual gifts are the first steps in finding strength in leadership. How can you serve effectively outside your giftedness? What is the best way to say “no” when the role is beyond your best areas?

Being a Proverbs 31:25 woman . . . “she can laugh at the days to come.”– This breakout session will offer a light-hearted view of ways that we can become a Proverbs 31:25 woman who is clothed with strength and dignity and can laugh at the days to come.  From worrying over small issues, to being busy, hurried and stressed, to always comparing ourselves to others, our joy seems to flee and our laughter seems to dwindle.  During this session we will discuss tips for bringing the joy back in to our homes and the fun back in to our lives so that we can truly “laugh at the days to come.”

Through the Trials– How do we find encouragement in the hard times? Who does a ministers’ wife turn to? Is it possible to trust again? From what scriptures can you find strength and refuge in the dark days?