If you're looking to foster a stronger relationship with yourself as well as God, you may want to consider hosting and planning a Christian retreat for single women. These retreats will offer an environment that these women need to develop and deepen friendships, which includes their relationship with God. As a camp coordinator, it can be difficult to come up with possible themes when hosting a retreat like this, so here are a few ideas:
1. Don't Dress to Impress.
This particular theme focuses on the fact that women should not dress themselves in a way that makes them look good to others and impresses other individuals. Instead, it focuses on the fact that a woman should dress the way she feels and in a way that showcases her inside beauty. Proverbs 31:30 says that "Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall praised."
Use this scripture for this retreat and have workshops built around increasing self-esteem, taking care of one self and how to be stylish yet modest when dressing. Don't forget to have a keynote speaker to talk about how God believes every single woman on Earth is beautiful.
2. It Will Always Be Dark First.
More than likely, single women have had their fair share of breakups, disappointments, etc. This retreat theme focuses on taking that mourning and displeasure and turning it into something much more enjoyable, such as dancing. The scripture to use for this theme would be Psalm 30:11, which says "You turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness."
You should include workshops that will help women who are struggling emotionally, such as recent divorcees, and they should teach that prayer is a crucial therapeutic tool. The end goal of this retreat is for women to realize that it is always darkest before the sun rises.
3. Keep Track of Life with Scrapbooking.
Instead of having a retreat that focuses primarily on a Bible scripture, you could focus your retreat on scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is one of the best ways to have fun while keeping track of memories and life as a whole with words and pictures. It can be very relaxing for many women.
Encourage participants to bring their own materials; however, make sure there are plenty materials available at the retreat for those who can't or do not wish to bring their own. You can incorporate various lessons about friendship, love and self-worth throughout the duration of the retreat.
When it comes to planning your own Christian retreat for single women, there are endless possibilities. Just remember that the retreat is usually very much needed by these women because they need some level of encouragement. The retreat will serve as a place for them to let go of their negative emotions, make new friends, learn valuable life tips and build their relationship with God.