How it Works
Every women’s retreat session works together to create a relaxing and fun, faith-filled experience for your retreat guests. Women sit in small groups of four throughout the retreat, which inspires a nonthreatening environment to share honestly with one another and develop lasting Christian friendships.
A look inside the six sessions plus one BONUS session…
God’s grace is extravagant!
Women dive deeply into Jesus’ miracle of multiplying the loaves and fishes recorded in Matthew 14.
God’s extravagant grace covers our mistakes.
During this laughter-filled session, women visit the story of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding and reflect on God’s mercy when we mess up.
God’s extravagant grace is for those we don’t know.
Women extend God’s grace to those they don’t even know through a service project that ministers to the elderly.
God’s extravagant grace turns bitterness to sweetness.
Through an exploration of Lazarus’ death and resurrection, women are encouraged to invite God's sweetness into a bitter situation.
Reflecting on God’s extravagant grace.
Women receive much-needed alone time with God as they journey through a guided time of pondering God’s grace as it relates to their own lives.
God’s extravagant grace is for you.
Women consider the implications of sin and celebrate how Jesus’ miraculous resurrection brings God’s grace to their own lives.
God’s extravagant grace calms the storm.
Women recount the miracle of Jesus calming the storm as told in Matthew 8 and begin a 5-day prayer challenge for a friend in the middle of a storm.
What’s in the Kit
Everything you need in order to plan and host is in the kit!
You get all this for
All the details, all the planning is done for you. A countdown format tells you what to do and when, lists the materials you need, and even tells you what volunteer positions you need to recruit. Everything is laid out in a simple format that saves time—and your sanity!
Includes a training & promotional DVD, graphics CD-ROM, and instrumental music CD. This media pack provides you with video training for your volunteers plus professionally produced retreat commercials. The CD-ROM gives you ready-to-use themed clip art, registration tools, publicity items, and more.
Worship Leader Guide
Session-by-session, easy-to-follow directions for leading worship at your Café Chocolat women’s retreat.
6 Session Leader Guides
(Plus One Bonus Session)
Complete step-by-step guides for leading each of the Café Chocolat sessions. Includes supply lists, too!
Plus! Samples of all these per-guest essentials and extras...
- Café Chocolat Participant Guide
- God’s Grace Bracelet
- Warm and Cozy Wrap Kit
- Music of Café Chocolat CD
- Your Grace Is Enough Bible Cover
- Delight in God’s Grace Bible Highlighter and Pen Combo
- Samples & Catalogs
Vacation Bible School
Sunday School Curriculum
Sunday School Lessons
- Children's Messages & Sermons
- Sunday School Activities
- Children's Ministry Leadership
- Kids' Bibles & Books
Preschool Ministry Resources
Kids' Worship Music & Videos
- Children's Ministry Magazine
- Parenting Christian Kids Newsletter
Worship Services Resources
- Vacation Bible School
- Volunteer Management
- For You or Your Family
- Ministry Tools
- Discipleship & Outreach
- Church Safety
- Training & Events
- Customer Support