FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the specifics (What, When, Where)?

WHAT – The IF: Port Orange Women’s Retreat is a gathering that is part of an international movement called “IF: Gathering.” The 2-day gatherings are simulcast each year to bring together women from all over the world to humbly seek God and to equip them to better live out their callings. We seek to empower women so that they create honest spaces in their lives to wrestle with essential questions of faith like: IF God is real… THEN what? After the retreat is over, there will be weekly, bi-weekly and/or monthly opportunities to gather in small groups with women for prayer, for convening at dinner tables, for processing of Scripture, and for dreaming about what God can do through the laying down of our lives in obedience.

WHEN – Our Port Orange gathering will take place Friday June 16th, 2017at 10:00AM through Saturday, June 17, at 5:00 PM.

WHERE – Residence Inn Marriott, Daytona Beach Oceanfront, 3209 S. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach 32118 (approximately 1 mile north of the Dunlawton Bridge)
Link to register for hotel is here.

What should I expect when I get there?

In February 2014, for the first time, IF:Gathering brought together women in Austin, TX and around the world via a webcast. The diverse IF:Gathering leadership team, speakers, worship leaders and attendees sought to make the things they agree upon – loving Jesus and loving others – the central focus and the beliefs that unify.

Many participants described the gathering as vulnerable, humble, and authentic. The goals were simple: to encourage women to walk in freedom from sin, to set their eyes on Jesus and to dream about what God wants to do with them individually and corporately. Women spent time in small groups discussing the things that held them back, where God was calling them to risk, and other questions that inspired deep conversation.

There were an estimated 40,000 + groups with over 200,000 women who participated in retreats around the world via the webcast. Thrive was a part of that movement for the last 2 years  and since it was such a life changing experience for many of the women who attended, we knew that we had to host another retreat this year!

At our event, there will be live worship from members of Thrive’s talented Worship Team, opportunities to connect with other women in a small group, and a little time to relax and have some fun! We will watch dynamic speakers via the webcast in 3 separate sessions. If you have never experienced a retreat via webcast, rest assured that God will honor this time you are setting aside for Him. We have personally experienced webcast conferences and always left feeling closer to God!

Where do I register?
You can find the link to register HERE
You do not need to be a member of Thrive (or any church) to attend this event.

Are scholarships available?
Partial scholarships are available, click here and ask for more information.

Can I specify roommates?
Absolutely! Please connect with your roommate and one of you register for hotel. Make sure you mention you are with Thrive Church women’s retreat on June 16th 2017 and you will receive the discount. You can also book your room online here.

Can I have my own room, or more than one roommate?
Absolutely! Each room is $125….so divide it however you like! 3 roommate’s comes to only about $33 each!

What is included in the price for this retreat?

The $70 registration fee includes 3 meals, snacks and conference materials/fees.
*Early registration discount is $10 off until April 15,2017 (enter code “earlybird”)*
Please note, Registration Fees are non-refundable

Can I come if I do not know anyone?
Yes, please come. We will find a great roommate for you! Just let us know by clicking here.

Do I need to spend the night at the hotel?
Yes, we strongly recommend you stay overnight at the hotel. Whether you have littles at home or are currently an empty nester, this retreat has been designed for you to be immersed in the sessions to connect with God and also the women at the retreat. We believe that staying at the hotel will give you the greatest opportunity to focus on God without the everyday distractions that will inevitably happen at home. We’re also going to have some “Late Night Fun!” Who doesn’t love that?!

Can I come for part(s) of the retreat?
The sessions are designed to be viewed consecutively, with each one building upon the last. Please arrange to arrive on Friday June 16th at 10am so that you can experience it in its fullness.

What is the agenda for the retreat?

The detailed agenda will be available the day of the retreat. Please be sure to have Friday, June 16th free from 10am until Saturday at 5:00pm.

Please note, Registration Fees are non-refundable