NC Baptist Women's Retreat
October 23-24, 2015
Caraway Conference Conference Center
“By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed…” – Hebrews 11:8a
Scripture tells us as believers we are to walk by faith and obey what the Lord tells us. But, what does this look like in our everyday lives when it seems contrary to what is going on around us in our culture? This weekend we will look at what Scripture says about walking by faith and modern day examples of women living in obedience to the Lord.
$30 individual deposit required (balance due by October 9)
**Lodging in the Conference Center has reached capacity, but we invite you to join us with lodging options in the Jacumin Lodge or by making arrangements at a local hotel.
Jacumin Lodge - $130 per person (bunk beds)
Include program fees and materials, Friday night lodging, Friday night dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch.
*Lodging is first-come, first-serve via registration and is limited in the Conference Center.
Commuting - $70 per person
Includes program fees and materials, Friday night dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch.
Friday, October 23
11:30 a.m. - Check-in begins
Please note lunch is not included
2-2:45 p.m. - Plenary Session 1
3-4 p.m. - Breakout Session 1
4:15-5:15 p.m. - Breakout Session 2
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Dinner in Dining Hall
6:45-8:20 p.m. - Plenary Session 2
After 8:20 p.m. - Game room, flashlight tour or time to relax
Saturday, October 24
7:15-8:15 a.m. - Breakfast in Dining Hall
Check-out prior to 8:45 a.m.
8:45-9:45 a.m. - Plenary Session 3
9:45-11 a.m. - Discussion time by church or large group
11-Noon - Hour of Reflection
Noon-1 p.m. - Lunch in Dining Hall
1:15-2:15 p.m. - Breakout Session 3
2:30-3:45 p.m. - Plenary Session 4
Naghmeh Abedini is the wife of imprisoned Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is currently serving an eight year prison sentence in Iran because of his Christian faith. Naghmeh met Saeed on a trip to Tehran in 2002 and began assisting him in his ministry to house churches. They were married in 2004 and have two young children, seven-year-old Rebekka and six-year-old Jacob. Since Saeed’s arrest in the summer of 2012, Naghmeh has continued to gather support for her husband by speaking before churches, the news media, U. S. Congress, and even the United Nations. Her tireless efforts have led to international publicity on Saeed’s case, involvement by national and international legislators, and a widespread prayer movement in the Christian community.
Teresa and her husband of 46 years, Dr. Joe Brown, live in Charlotte, NC. For 26 years they served as senior pastor and first lady of Hickory Grove Baptist Church until Dr. Brown retired in 2011. Teresa is gifted in speaking, teaching, writing and prayer. She is the author of three books and several Bible studies. She is chairman of the board of directors at NarroWay Productions, a Christian theatre, where she is actively involved in the cast. She is Vice President of Challenge For Living, an international missions ministry. Teresa established and directs The Big Attic, a weekly worship experience for children, and Mighty Women of God, (Facebook.com/MightyWomen), a prayer and discipleship network designed to bring ladies into the presence of God. She has served as Second Vice President of the NC Baptist Convention and President of the Southern Baptist Convention Ministers' Wives’ Conference. Her greatest accomplishment is being a mother to three children and a grandmother to six grandchildren.