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 IF:Womens Retreat Port Orange gathering will take place Thursday June 20,2019 at 5:00 pm through Friday June 21, at 5:00 PM.(Optional Friday night June 21 overnight stay is available)
WHERE – The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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 has been a part of that movement for the last 4 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 for a standard double room for Thursday night only HERE. Options to stay Friday night are also available.
You may also return to the main page for a list of the various options.
You do not need to be a member of Thrive (or any church) to attend this event.
Can I specify roommates?
Absolutely! Please connect with your roommate and input their name(s) when you register(you will see the optional space to write this). If you do not have a roommate, rest assured we will connect you with one. Just register as usual and leave that space blank.
Can I have my own room, or more than one roommate?
Absolutely! Please email Nakia@wearethrive.org for that info.
What is included in the price for this retreat?
The registration fee of $174 or $159 until 2/22 ! Cost is per person for a double room, and we have options for as little as $144 (for a Quad room) and partial scholarships are available. Price includes Thursday night hotel room, 3 meals(Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast and lunch), snacks and conference materials/fees.
***Early $15 off discounted registration ends February 22nd, 2019 at midnight and all prices will increase by $15 ***
Final registration closes May 12, 2019.
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, or note it on roommate question during registration.
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.
Can I come for part(s) of the retreat?
This is not ideal as the sessions are designed to be viewed consecutively, with each one building upon the last. Please arrange to arrive on Thursday by 5 pm, so that you can experience the retreat in its fullness. If you can't arrange this, please email Nakia@wearethrive.org, and we will accommodate you.
What is the agenda for the retreat?
The detailed agenda will be available the day of the retreat. Please be sure to have Thursday 5pm- Friday 5pm free. Even better to arrive earlier Thursday to experience our Prayer room area!
*****Please note, Registration Fees are non-refundable*****