Date: October 26, 2017
Start time: 03:00 p.m.
Venue: Westgate Branson
How about a weekend away to relax, refresh, and strengthen your relationships with God and family? The Homebuilders Retreat October 26-28 is designed to do just that for couples and singles in a beautiful setting with fellowship, Biblical teaching, and time away. The conference’s team of well-qualified Christian speakers & musicians are prayerfully waiting to share God’s message with you.
This year’s theme is “Rock Solid” based upon Matthew 7:24-27. We will be addressing family issues according to Biblical principles to allow you to build your family on a solid foundation of the Word. Would you like to know more about these topics?
Join us in Branson to strengthen your family while enjoying the Westgate amenities and Branson attractions – shows, Silver Dollar City, Table Rock Lake, museums, ziplines, and more.
THURSDAY EVENING kicks off your get-away with dinner at the Pavilion and a time to experience food, friends, and fellowship. The first general session will be Thursday night, and don’t forget afterwards the refreshments, free time, and fellowship.
FRIDAY‘s schedule allows you to customize the conference to meet your specific needs in the areas of marriage, parenting, personal growth, health, family relationships, and finance with concurrent morning sessions followed by Connect Time to allow you to discuss what you have just learned in the sessions. Friday afternoon is set aside as free-time to enjoy Branson area attractions.
FRIDAY EVENING includes a time of worship and a Q&A session with the presenters to address your specific topics and concerns followed by a challenge. Afterwards enjoy refreshments, camp fire, free time, and fellowship.
SATURDAY‘s schedule again allows you to choose between concurrent sessions pertaining to the family to tailor the morning to your specific interests. The general session wraps up the retreat with a summary and challenge. For those desiring extra time away, accommodations can be arranged with the Westgate Resort or other establishments within the area to enjoy the many Branson area attractions.
Come renew your relationship with the Lord, your mate, your future mate, or friends while learning practical application of Biblical principles to every-day family life.
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$80 per person
Registration deadline for the conference is October 23nd.
After that conference registrations are on an as available basis. Accommodations are made separately. Onsite accommodation deadline is October 20th for those desiring to stay onsite.
Accommodations are not included in the cost of the retreat.
Registrants will need to make reservations for their own lodging.
A block of rooms are available at the Westgate Branson, should you choose on-site accommodations.
Reservations must be made by phone at (877) 502-7058, option 1.
Use Group Code 61-785 for Westgate Branson Woods
Reservations must be received by the resort no later than October 20, 2017
Two queen beds, standard bath with separate vanity, microwave, mini refrigerator, hair dryer, and coffee maker.
King size bed, 1 sleeper sofa, jetted bath or shower, kitchenette, living room with fireplace, 2 TVs, washer/dryer.
King size bed, 1 sleeper sofa, jetted bath and shower, fully equipped kitchen with living room, fireplace, 2 TVs, washer/dryer.
King size bed in master with Jacuzzi bath/shower, king size bed in second bedroom with jetted bath or shower, fully equipped kitchen and dining room, living room with fireplace, 2 sleeper sofas, large screen TVs, washer/dryer.
Branson has a lot of great places to stay! Our travel experts are consulting and will soon have some great recommendations for other accommodations in the area.
To reserve your spot for the 2017 Fall Retreat in Branson, just buy a ticket for each person. Lodging is not included this year because we wanted everyone to be able to choose their own arrangements. Want to stay in a cabin on the premises? No problem! Prefer a favorite hotel in Branson? Go for it! Maybe you prefer one of the very affordable houses so you have plenty of room. Great! After you order your tickets, we will provide info on a few recommended locations.
Click on the dates below to see the schedule for that day.
|3:00 PM||Registration (from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm)|
|6:00 PM||Dinner at the Pavilion|
|7:00 PM||General Session (Music, Games, Speaker)|
|9:00 PM||Refreshments / Free Time / Fellowship / Camp Fire|
|9:00 AM||Continental Breakfast|
|9:30 AM||Kick Off|
|10:00 AM||Concurrent Sessions|
|11:00 AM||Refreshments / Connect Time|
|12:00 PM||Free Time (Afternoon, lunch, and dinner on your own)|
|6:30 PM||Introduction / Worship|
|7:00 PM||Q&A / Challenge|
|8:30 AM||Refreshments / Free Time / Fellowship / Camp Fire|
|9:00 AM||Continental Breakfast|
|9:30 AM||Kick Off|
|9:45 AM||Concurrent Sessions|
|10:45 AM||Refreshments / Connect Time|
|11:45 AM||General Session|
|12:45 PM||Summary / Conclusion|
When most couples start marriage, their relationship is a source of joy. But, over time the normal tensions of marriage can put a strain on the joyfulness of being together. This session will explore how to maintain joy and even restore joy in relationships.
A couple’s level of intimacy with each other is related to their level of intimacy with God. In our session, we will discuss embracing intimacy with God and enjoying the byproduct in our human relationships: Intimacy with one another.
If you take $50 a month and put it in a jar and save for 30 years, you would have $18,000. If, however, you take $50 a month and invest it and get a reasonable return on your investment, you would have over $60,000 at the end of 30 years. The difference is how you invest your money. The same concept is true with your time. If you live from day to day and just try to survive over the short term, you will reach your mature years with far less of a meaningful life investment than if you purposely invested your time in the right areas. This workshop is not about daily planning, it is about life planning, and how you can maximize the investment of your time to pay off greater dividends for your marriage, your children and YOU.
Dr. J. Allan Petersen introduced a concept called “The Marriage Box”. The idea is that every married couple has a marriage box that they believe is full of love, romance, sex, connection, laughter, and security; but the reality is every couple begins with an empty marriage box. You only have access to the tools that are put into the box. Many marriages are suffering today because they have not been given the right tools for managing a marriage relationship. During this session, you will be given some basic and advanced tools that will infuse great communication, connection, and conflict resolution in your marriage.
The goal of “Foundational Finances” is to give you new eyes for seeing the world and your finances. We are covering the very core principles that may change everything you know about money. The concepts we will cover will put you on the right path toward financial freedom. This year’s class is designed to appeal to the person just getting started with their finances and those already well on their way.
Ever find yourself running endlessly from one of the kid’s activity to another? Are you too busy for date night? Not enough money left at the end of the week for offering. Can’t find any time at the end of the day to read your Bible. Do you feel so run ragged that you’re doing everything but not really accomplishing anything? Maybe the issue is not the calendar but centering your home. This session is a “Home Checkup”. Is your Parenting God centered or child centered? What about your marriage, health, finances or you own daily walk? It’s time for your “Checkup”.
In a recent survey taken for a church marriage retreat, in daily medical practice, and in surveying pastors and teachers, the overwhelming complaint that this physician deals with regarding marital and life stress is time stress and overload. Just like all other important life issues — for which there are is direction, promise and hope in Scripture — the issue of stress, fatigue, and overload are well treated in the Word. We will address the personal and family trials and Biblical and scientific truths regarding time management and stress this year — so that the mistakes of 2017 don’t become the crises of 2018.
Currently 40% of families are Blended i.e. families that are formed by the remarriage of a divorced or widowed person and that includes one or more children. Although the same Biblical principles apply to blended families as biological families, the application is more complex. In this session we will not only look at the complexities but will address some solutions.
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When my wife and I first heard about the retreat, we had just joined a new church and kept hearing all these folks talking about what a beautiful place they had been in Arkansas, our favorite place. The excitement over getting to spend some time away with their spouse for some alone time helped them to work through some of life’s challenges that there didn’t seem to be enough time for at home. Then I heard how they were able to be a part of classes that talked about the finer points of Bibli…
One of our favorite parts of the Homebuilders retreat is the personal interaction among those presenting the seminars and those attending. It’s not just a transference of information, but an obvious conviction about improving marriages on an individual level and the presenters willingness to invest personally into the lives of those attending. In our opinion, this is what makes the Homebuilders retreat stand our from other marriage retreats.
The HomeBuilder’s Retreat is very special and important to me personally. The topics are so valuable and timely; it is the best marital/family information (according to the bible) that I receive every year.
The blessing of this retreat is not only the knowledge gained in the sessions, but also in the time spent together with other couples who have overcome the struggles of marriage through application of Gods Word.
For Toni and I, it’s a time to get away from our normal schedule/routine, and spend time together without TV, computer, etc. It is a time for us to reconnect with each other and with God. Also a great time of learning and fellowship.
I love it! I’ve never left a retreat not gaining some nugget of truth that helped me and my relationship with God, my husband, my kids, my friends and my finances. The speakers are great and you can tell they love people and most importantly God. Thank you Homebuilders!
Year after year we have returned to the HomeBuilders Retreat with an expectancy of being challenged with new ideas and perspectives… we always return home refreshed with new commitments to each other and to the Lord.