Annual Ladies Retreat 2024

On 31st May to 2nd June over 50 ladies from different assemblies, varying ages and from diverse backgrounds travelled to the luxurious De Vere, Wokefield Estate in Reading for the annual ladies retreat, organised by the ANC ladies ministry.

The theme for the conference was Intimacy with God, under the over-arching theme for 2024, The Learned Woman.

The leader of the Ladies Ministry at ANC, Tope Aiyere says, “A leader in the body of Christ once said that ‘It is our responsibility to work in partnership with the Holy Spirit to stop people from doubting the validity of our Christian experience’. As such, it is our responsibility to be ever hungry and ever open to learn the things that we need to learn as far as walking in the experience of our liberty and victory is concerned. The life of God that has been given to us is knowledge dependent. There is a requisite level of spiritual knowledge it takes to release the potential of the life of God that is within us. Just because we have the life of God within us does not mean that our lives will capture the multifaceted potentials that are locked up in that life.

The Bible tells us in Daniel 11:32b that ‘…but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits’.

Knowing God starts from a place of intimacy with Him.
This year’s conference aimed to encourage and equip us to do just that – ‘develop intimacy with God’.
–  The focus of the first day was ‘The Learned Woman: Waiting in His Presence’. I strongly believe that waiting in His presence changes us. It changes our perspective and aspirations.

– The second day was  focused on ‘The Learned Woman: Knowing who God is and what He has already endowed us with’.
2 Peter 1:2-3 says ‘May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus
our Lord. By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by
coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvellous glory and excellence’.

– The focus of the third and final day was ‘The Learned Woman: Knowing who she is in Her God’. It is of utmost importance that we
know who we are in God so we may stand tall, be strong and accomplish great things in the name of Jesus.

The three days were designed with everything one would need to confidently grow in the knowledge of God. I pray that God will surprise
you with His supernatural power. Be encouraged.”

If you were unable to attend the retreat this year or if you simply want to revisit some of the sessions, you can watch the videos below. 

This is year our focus is on becoming The Learned Woman. A key component in developing our knowledge of God is bible study, we must study to show ourselves approved. To aid in cultivating this habit we have included the worksheets for the group bible study sessions held during the retreat. Watch sessions 2 and 4 to hear what the ladies learnt about God and themselves through reading the bible.

The Learned Woman 2024 – GROUP DISCUSSIONS 1 – WHO GOD IS

The Learned Woman 2024 – GROUP DISCUSSIONS 2 – WHAT WE HAVE IN GOD

The Learned Woman 2024 – GROUP DISCUSSIONS 3 – WHO WE ARE

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Make plans to join us next year, the dates are 30th May to 1 June 2025

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