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Ebenezer

“till now the Lord has helped us”

1 Samuel 7:12

2024 Retreat Pricing:

In-Person Registration

Falls Creek Conference Center

Experience the beautiful, sacred grounds nestled in the Arbuckle Mountains where thousands have answered God’s call for more than 100 years. Escape the routine and demands of life to connect with the Lord and fellowship with one another.

  • Live worship and teaching
  • Spanish Translation and American Sign Language
  • Digital Group Devotional and Five Day Personal Devotional
  • 3 Meals: Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast and Lunch

*Lodging not included

At-the-Door Registration

Adults $125
Students (14-17) $125

Online Registration

Digital Pass

$25 per Person

Join us online through an interactive platform! You will have the opportunity to connect with women across our state as we study Scripture and worship together. Just like our event at Falls Creek, registration is required for each attendee.

  • Unlimited access all year
  • Spanish and American Sign Language
  • Digital Program
  • 5 Day Digital Devotional
  • Digital Expo

Host Church

$500 per Church

Host the Women’s Retreat live for the ladies in your church or community. Offer a weekend of incredible Bible study and worship.

  • Unlimited access to content all year.
  • Spanish and American Sign Language
  • Digital Program
  • Digital Group Devotional

Gathering of Churches

$750 per Gathering

Connect with other churches in your area by hosting the Women’s Retreat for ladies in your association or community. Join in worship and study of God’s Word together.

  • Unlimited access to content all year.
  • Spanish and American Sign Language
  • Digital Program
  • Digital Group Devotional

Keynote Speakers

Jen Wilkin

Jen Wilkin is an author and Bible teacher from Dallas, Texas. She has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. An advocate for Bible literacy, her passion is to see others become articulate and committed followers of Christ, with a clear understanding of why they believe what they believe, grounded in the Word of God. You can find her at JenWilkin.net.

Whitney Capps

Whitney Capps is a national speaker for Proverbs 31 Ministries and LifeWay Women. Whitney’s first book, Sick of Me, and bible study with video curriculum, We Over Me, were released in March of 2019. She is also the Founder and President of Simple Seminary, an online learning platform that helps women see the connections that makes Scripture come alive. As a Bible study geek, Whitney’s delight is to dig into God’s Word for profound yet practical truth. A girlygirl living with all boys (and cancer) Whitney and Chad are raising their four sons, Cooper, Dylan, Ryder and Tate, just outside Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, Whitney served her community as her local Bible Study Fellowship Teaching Leader for several years.

Tara Dew

Tara has loved Jesus for as long as she can remember.

She grew up in a Christian home, and even met her husband in the church youth group. Tara & Jamie have now been married for 22 years and have been blessed with two sets of twins, lovingly called “The Dew Krewe.”

She has the privilege of serving NOBTS as President’s Wife, teaching in the Ministry to Women academic programs, and directing Thrive: A Ministry Wife Certificate program. To learn more about Tara, click here.

Dee Humphrey

Dee Humphrey is a fun-loving bubble of happiness that influences and engulfs others. She has passionately served women within the Church for over two decades by leading Bible studies, sharing the Gospel, and planning impactful events.

As a gifted writer and speaker, Dee helps lead women’s hearts to the Lord by teaching Biblical truths in overcoming adversity. Dee will graduate in May 2024 with a Master of Divinity degree in women’s ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  

She has been married to her Sooner fanatic husband, James, for over twenty-five years, and they have two amazing young adults, Jordan and Dawson. Dee is a small-town Okie girl who loves to share God’s Word through and through.

Josiah Presley

Josiah currently serves as the Student Minister for North Pointe Baptist Church in Edmond, OK. Previously he served at churches in DFW and Belton, TX. In 2018 he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Christian Leadership from Criswell College in Dallas, TX.

Since 2013 Josiah has been sharing his story with churches, schools, pro-life groups, pregnancy centers and organizations such as: Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, and Fox News. More importantly, Josiah is married to his wife Bethany and father to their baby girl Julia.

Worship

Robertson

ROBERTSON is a husband and wife duo based out of Nashville, TN. Regularly releasing and touring their original indie-folk style music, they believe music itself is a gift from God that can be used as a tool to both encourage believers and the church, and also spark conversation and connection with non believers. They are both passionate about worship and the local church having met while working at The North Carolina Baptist State Convention’s summer camp in college and then serving in full time ministry together in Raleigh-Durham, NC. In 2020 they moved to Nashville,TN, where Jeremy now serves as the Worship Director of The Glade Church in Mt. Juliet, TN, and Kat volunteers in the worship ministry there.

Purchase T-shirts in Chapel at Falls Creek

T-shirts can be purchased for $20 at Falls Creek (Supplies Limited). These crew neck, unisex sized shirts come in a beautiful deep teal or toast color. In a modern font, the t-shirt states a line from the hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” based on 1 Samuel 7:12, “Here I raise my Ebenezer.”

For those attending at Falls Creek, your pre-ordered t-shirt will be available for pickup at registration in the Tabernacle. For those attending with a Host Church, your pre-ordered t-shirt will be available for pick up or shipping the week of retreat.

Tentative Schedule

Check in at Falls Creek in the North Decision Room in the Tabernacle.

Friday

10:00am – Gates Open

(Lunch is not provided)

2:00pm – Recreation & Pre-Sessions

4:00pm – Invitation Training

5:00pm – Dinner

(Recreation Closes)

6:30pm – Doors Open

7:00pm – GENERAL SESSION 1

10:30pm – Café & Gift Shop Close

Saturday

7:00am – 5K & Zipline Open

7:30am – Breakfast

8:30am – Doors Open

9:00am – GENERAL SESSION 2

11:00am – Lunch 

(Zipline Open)

12:30pm – Doors Open

1:00pm – GENERAL SESSION 3

3:00pm – Dismiss

Venue

Falls Creek Conference Center
6714 OK-77D Davis, OK 73030

Pre-Session Breakouts

Join us on Friday afternoon for two transformative pre-session breakouts. These sessions promise not only valuable information but also the potential for significant personal growth. The breakouts will be held at 2:00pm and 3:00pm, allowing you the flexibility to attend both sessions.

Shelley Urton

Preserving Your God-given Stories: Faithbooking with Purpose

Location: Ada Lodge

Learn easy ways to share and preserve your spiritual journey.

  • Tips to recognize and record the amazing things the Lord does in our everyday lives.
  • The class will open your eyes to seeing God’s hand at work all around you.
  • Turn your scrapbooks to faithbooks. Pass along your stories of faith to future generations.

Dee Humphrey

Discover Your God-given Story: A Life Mapping Experience

Location: Mathena Family Event Center (MEC)

Are you ready to discover how the Lord has uniquely shaped your life? This breakout will guide you through the life-mapping process so you can:

  • Reflect on how the past and present experiences reveal God’s work in you.
  • Gain insight into God’s direction for your future.
  • Identify potential areas of ministry.
  • Discover a tool to share your faith with others.

In this session, we work through thought-provoking exercises so you can develop a personalized life map to dig deeper into your story. No matter where you are in the stages of life, this session is for you. God is the author of your story, so join us on this fantastic journey of self-discovery!

Mission Ready Travel Blanket

Register now and be among the first in-person registrations to receive a FREE TRAVEL BLANKET! This ultra-soft, lightweight blanket is designed to keep you warm on your next global mission adventure.

Women’s Retreat Menu 2024

Friday Dinner

Sliced Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy, Southern Style Green Beans, Tossed

Salad, Sliced Bread, Rice Krispie Treat

Saturday Breakfast

Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty, Muffin, Asst Juice, Coffee,

Clementine

Saturday Lunch

Hot BBQ Sandwich On a Bun, Asst Chips, Apple, Cookie Packet, Bottled

Water

Gluten Free and Vegetarian options will be available.

Offering

Join us in embracing the greatest opportunity in Oklahoma Baptist University’s history! After last year’s April 19 tornado devastated OBU’s campus, leaving significant damage in its wake, OBU has embarked on a journey of renewal and revival. The storm left in its path of destruction significant damage to more than 1.4 million square feet, including 167 total structures, of which 50 were main buildings. This was the worst natural disaster OBU has ever experienced in its 113-year history. Though challenges lie ahead, our faith in God’s plan for our future remains unwavering. Together, we can rebuild, renew, and transform Bison Hill. Stand with us as we turn this moment into OBU’s greatest opportunity yet!

Group Leaders

Use these links to download promotional materials! The Promotion Pack download contains all the materials (Promo Slide, Bulletin Inserts, and Social Media Images).

Women’s Retreat 2022 Highlight

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Women’s Retreat. Please contact us if you don’t see the answer to a question you have. We are always happy to help!
Do I need to reserve my own lodging?

Yes. To synchronize with other convention programmed events (YEC, Spring Retreat, Youth Camp), Churches will need to make their own lodging arrangements. Consider calling the cabin owner your youth uses in the summer. You may also contact cabin owners to see if they are offering a per bed rate (typically $10.00 – $25.00 each). Cabin information can be found at fallscreekok.org/cabins.

My church wants to host the retreat as a simulcast. How much does it cost?

If you plan to host more than twenty women, the Host Church registration is a great option! For $500, your church can host the Women’s Retreat live for the ladies in your church or community. If your church plans to gather with another church, the Gathering of Churches registration for $750 is built for you! We love to see our churches gather in regions or by association! Individual registration with Oklahoma Baptist Women is not required when hosting the retreat at a church.

If less than twenty women plan to gather for the event, we recommend the Digital Pass ($25). Just like our event at Falls Creek, registration is required for each attendee under the Digital Pass option. Women can register on our website. For information on who has registered from your church, simply email us at women@oklahomabaptists.org. We will reply with names and contact information.

We are a host church. Are we able to play all the sessions on Saturday and make it a one-day event?

Sessions will be available for replay at the conclusion of each session. There will not be the ability to rewind during the session when it is “live”.

What are the technical requirements needed at my church to host a simulcast?

What You Need:

  • A computer and internet connection.
  • A screen or projector to display the livestream.
  • A minimum of 1 Mbps continuous download speed.

How do I test my internet connection?

We recommend that the minimum connection be 1 Mbps (1 Mbps for good quality; 5 Mbps for best quality) download speed.

You may test your connection’s speed by going to speedtest.net. If your download speed is less than the suggested minimum, then you have some options:

  1. Connect at the lowest quality we broadcast with (500k) and understand that the quality of the stream may be a bit less than you are used to;
  2. Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and request a faster connection. In some cases, your current provider may offer higher rates of speed for the same rate you are already paying.

Computer Requirements

  • Please ensure your computer is up-to-date with any operating system or web browser updates.
  • We recommend using at minimum: Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.7 or Ubuntu 10.
  • We recommend using one of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, Safari, or Opera at its latest version.
  • It can help to close other tabs, browsers, and programs while streaming your video.
  • It may also help to hardwire your Internet connection, instead of using a wireless network connection.

In short – If you can watch YouTube videos on the computer you will be using to view our livestream then you should be just fine.

Can host churches order shirts?

YES! (If your church is in Oklahoma)

  1. We must have an Oklahoma Sales tax exemption submitted to our office.
  2. Payment with a church credit card.
  3. Shirts will be available for pick up at the Baptist Building on Monday, April 15th.  If you prefer shipping, there is a $10 shipping and handling fee. The shipment will arrive at the mailing address by Thursday, April 18th.
What if I register for the in-person retreat and can’t attend?
Registration is non-refundable. However, your registration can be changed to a Digital Pass. Please notify us to make this change.
I am the group leader for my church. Can you provide me with a list and contact information for those who have registered with my church?
Absolutely!  Email us at women@oklahomabaptists.org to receive a list!
Is my group able to stay in a cabin on Friday night?
Lodging may be booked through cabin owners. Information can be found on Falls Creek’s website at fallscreek.org.
I am attending the retreat in-person. How do I get to Falls Creek?
Falls Creek Conference Center (map)
6714 Highway 77D, Davis, OK 73030

Click here for Google Maps directions to Falls Creek.

What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. We suggest layers!
Can I bring my child to the retreat?
Girls ages 14-17 can only attend with their legal guardian. Children under the age of 14 cannot attend this event.

Children under the age of 14 are not allowed to attend the Men’s Retreat/Women’s Retreat at Falls Creek. Children ages 14-17 may attend only if accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian. The Parent or Legal Guardian must also complete the Parental Supervision Acknowledgment Form. Some of the presentations given at the retreat may not be suitable for children under the age of 14, and Falls Creek will not be providing staff to properly supervise children on the grounds of Falls Creek. Parents or Legal Guardians that do not provide proper supervision of the child during the Retreat may be asked to leave Falls Creek.

Mothers are allowed to bring their nursing infant. A $5 fee will be required at registration.  Please indicate on your registration if you are bringing your nursing infant.

Can I bring my service animal to Falls Creek?
Service dogs are permitted at Falls Creek, but must be wearing their service vests and on a leash at all times. Service dogs must meet the description as set forth by ADA guidelines (found HERE) Please indicate during online registration or on the paper form that you plan to bring your service animal. This will assist us in making sure that all parties are comfortable during your stay.
Can I bring my firearm to Falls Creek?
The Conference Center does not allow for you to carry a weapon of any kind.
Are there any discounts or scholarships offered?
We are unable to offer scholarships through our office, but encourage those seeking financial assistance to contact their church.