Women's Ministries

Welcome to Women's Ministries!  

Women's Ministries upholds women as they develop unique, God-given qualities. Women's Ministries is just what the words imply - a ministry to women. Women's Ministries is here to equip women to effectively use their unique abilities to share Jesus' love with the world around them. We encourage continued spiritual growth through prayer, Bible study and redemptive outreach to change lives one heart at a time.Watch the Live Stream
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31st Annual Oregon Christian Women's Retreat
October 20-22, 2017
Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, Oregon

Pastor Jenniffer Ogden is the Children & Family pastor at the Walla Walla University Church. Jenniffer is a recent transplant to the West Coast, having come from Chicago in 2015. Raised in a military family, she has lived in a variety of places and finished her quest to visit all 50 states in 2015.  She had pastored in Wisconsin and Illinois and has been in ministry for 8 years. Jenniffer holds a BA in Communications from Pacific Union College and a Masters of Divinity from Andrews University. We welcome Jenniffer who loves encouraging and mentoring women to hold Jesus as the center of their homes.  

Breakout Speakers

"If You Could See What God Sees... It Would Change Your Life”
Diana Jaworski
– Motivational Speaker, North American Division Women’s Ministries. Founder of The Creative Box Ministry.
God desires to open your eyes to experience His love and faithfulness towards you.

“The Power of Story”
Janice Nelson
– Story Teller 
How and why Jesus used stories in His ministry; How to incorporate drama and storytelling into church ministries, and the vital importance of sharing our own stories. 

“The Beautiful Body God Designed For You"
Rachel Griegel, PT, Motivational Speaker
With a Christian perspective, Rachel will talk and demonstrate how to foster the stillness in your heart, while moving the beautiful body God gave you.  

Teens Only with Carol Singletary 
Fun activities – Socials - Breakout Sessions  
"Being Uniquely Me”   
“What God Thinks About Me"

Special Musical Guest: Carly Alekel with her husband Ted will bless us with Praise Worship and a Saturday evening concert.

Special Performance with Janice Nelson who brings the story of “Rahab” alive to audiences around the Northwest.

Mindy Thygeson, Impact Hope, returns to give us a first-hand report on the offerings that helped send 98 Girls in Rwanda to an Adventist Boarding School. This year our offerings will go to support these girls in their chrisitian education, as well as buying sewing machines for their vocational training.

Weekend Schedule:
3:00 pm Friday Check In - 5:30 Supper, and first meeting at 7:00 pm.
Sunday Morning - Eagle Crest Ladies 5K Run/Walk
Retreat concludes Sunday at noon.

Includes all seminars and materials as well as wonderful vegetarian cuisine.
Meals – Friday Evening – 2 Meals on Saturday – Brunch on Sunday.
Cost does not include lodging.

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Host a Site: One of the most significant blessings of retreat is the fellowship! Whether you gather in your church’s fellowship hall, church, or a home, your blessings will be multiplied if you experience the retreat with someone! Cost to register a site if FREE!

Watch from Home: If you are not able to attend at a site, you can still access the blessings right from home – or even on your phone! We are thrilled to be able to make this available for the sake of those living in remote areas and for those who are home bound.

You may stay wherever you wish. Eagle Crest has a variety of hotel rooms and condominiums available at a variety of rates.
For the lowest individual cost at Eagle Crest, get a group together and share a condo!
You may access Eagle Crest’s discounted rates by calling Eagle Crest directly at (866) 806-4921 and request the discounted rate for the Oregon Chrisitian Women's Retreat.
Special rates until Sept 18, 2017. Rooms will be offered to group guests after this date on a space available basis.



6:45 – 8:45                         Main Session Opening Night            “The Great Unveiling” Jenniffer Ogden                                          


9:45 – 12:00                       General Session                 “The Gravity of You” Jenniffer Ogden                                             

12:30 – 1:30                       Breakout Sessions     Janice Nelson  - "The Poewr of Story"
4:15 – 5:15                         Breakout Sessions     
Diana Jaworski - "If you could see what God sees...It would change your life"                                               

5:45 – 6:15                         Janice Nelson “Rahab”                                                  

6:15 – 6:45                         Carly Alekel Concert                                                         

7:00 – 8:30                         General Session         “Awaken in Grace” Jenniffer Ogden                                                     

Sunday – 12:00

10:30                                   General Session    “Pebbles in Shoes” Jenniffer Ogden            

If you cannot make it to the Retreat and would like to watch the LiveStream with other ladies, you may contact one of these sites.
Astoria - Jean Pitka 503-338-2916
Gladstone Park - Angela Whitbeck 503-327-9251
Tillamook SDA School - Jeanna Stephens 503-812-1954
Vancouver Community Church - Joyce Case 360-696-2511
Canyonville - Debra Cox 541-825-3257
Florence - Linda Lydick 541-268-4569
Molalla - Carolyn Rofini 503-829-7277

Watch our "30th" Anniversary Christian Women's Retreat on uTube: 
 2015 Oregon Christian Women's Retreat video archives

Women's Ministry, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists from NAD Church Resource Center on Vimeo.

Available resources include a library of books, videos, and equipment free of charge. A list of qualified women is available to speak at your church of Women's Ministries events.

Women's Resources - What is Available

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