Women’s Retreat

IF:Gathering 2023

Friday March 3 – Saturday March 4

Cost pp to join Living Hope IF : Local

Basic Pass: $19.00 us., Includes 1 breakout session.

The Basic Pass grants access to the IF:2023 livestream during the weekend of your local event only.


All participants must register at IF:Gathering 2023

Click Here to register

Option 1.

  • www.if gathering.com (or click here to go to Living Hope’s registration page)
  • Scroll to the bottom of page click “register now”
  • Check on IF:Local then press next
  • Scroll down group details and select “Living Hope CRC” next
  • Scroll down page and select register
  • Check Basic Pass $19.00 us next
  • Enter Personal information next
  • Select payment type
  • Make sure you select to let the host know you have registered

Option 2.

  • Every Sunday and Tuesday through January and February there will be someone at Guest Services to help you register.

Option 3.

  • For those that do not have a credit card or are unable to afford this event, contact Suzanne LaRue at suzannelarue13@gmail.com or cell: 705-977-4771.

Schedule of Events:

Friday March 3rd:

  • 6:30 pm doors open, light refreshments will be served.
  • 6:45 Host opening and prayer.
  • 7:00 – 09:00 pm Worship and sessions.

Saturday, March 4th:

  • 09:30 am Doors open, light refreshments will be served
  • 09:45 Host opening prayer
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 Worship and Sessions
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm lunch (buffet potluck)
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm breakouts, continued sessions and a short break

Note: Times may vary, you can sign up for the potluck lunch in the main foyer.

Breakout sessions:

The following is a list of Breakouts you can register for.

Living Hope will be presenting 1, 5 and 9,

so be sure to register for something to watch at a later time.

Breakouts 2023

  1. An Honest Look at the Ways We Cope

Cheryl Luke

You might not find yourself in an AA meeting, or struggling with hard drugs and alcohol, but a lot of us have found more “acceptable” ways to cope with stress, pressure, or uncomfortable emotions. Maybe it’s likes on Instagram, a few glasses of wine at the end of the day, or gossiping with your friends. While our culture may find them acceptable, it can mean a slow drift away from holiness and faithfulness. Join Cheryl Luke, as we explore how these little habits and ways of coping actually can keep us from a deeper relationship with Jesus and the way God built us to live.

  1. Beautiful Union: God’s Vision for Sex

Joshua Ryan Butler

What comes to mind when you think about sex? Our reactions are as varied as our experiences and backgrounds. One side dismantles historic Christian teachings to fit current norms. The other side reinforces messages of shame, judgment, and repression. Join Joshua Ryan Butler as we explore a third way: a provocative, beautiful, true depiction of sex in the way God intended for it to be.

  1. Building a Resilient Life

Rebekah Lyons

What if the trials, adversity, and stress we face don’t have to break us? Rebekah Lyons believes we can actually become more resilient people by not choosing to move past the pain as quickly as possible, but embracing it. Join Rebekah and discover a way to build your own resilient life, encounter the God who offers you a peace beyond understanding, a hope beyond today, and a strength and joy you never even knew you had.

  1. Choosing a Healthy Marriage

Earl and Oneka McClellan

What does it take to have a healthy marriage? How do you navigate it all in the midst of the craziness and brokenness of life? Join Pastors Earl and Oneka McClellan as they dive into some of the most important principles and practices of marriage to help you thrive.

  1. How (Not) To Save the World: Revealing God’s Love t0 the People Right Next to You

Hosanna Wong

Sharing your faith with friends and family can often feel scary, intimidating, and super awkward. It turns out, you can naturally share God’s love in your everyday life. Hosanna Wong helps us embrace our own story as a way to naturally share our faith, discover effective ways to fight for loved ones who are in a tough place, and show others how valuable they are to God.

  1. How to Reconcile in the Face of Unthinkable Division: The Story of Rwanda

Jamie Ivey + Pastor Charles Mugisha

The story of reconciliation in Rwanda is a moving picture of the power of God at work. In a world that’s more divided than ever, there’s so much to learn from this story. Join us as Jamie Ivey sits down with Dr. Charles Mugisha to uncover his experience post-genocide in Rwanda and what we can take away from it.

  1. Safe All Along: Trading in Our Fear and Anxiety For a Life of Peace

Katie Davis Majors

The Bible says we can have peace beyond all understanding, but most of us would say our world, and our own lives, aren’t filled with peace. Our minds run rampant everyday with fears and anxieties. As a missionary, wife, and mom of fifteen, Katie Davis Majors, author of Safe All Along, offers reflections and stories about her personal journey of living a surrendered trust. How can we make choices to experience the peace Jesus promised us? Katie shows us how we can accept God’s promise, trusting that in Him we are safe all along.

  1. The Best of You: Break Free from Painful Patterns & Discover Your True Self in God

Dr. Alison Cook

We all want to give the best of ourselves to others. But what happens when others take advantage and get the best of us? How do you care for family, friends, and co-workers without letting your own needs get pushed to the back-burner? Join Dr. Alison Cook, author of The Best of You, as she helps us break free from painful patterns, mend our past, and discover our true self in God.

  1. The Story of the Bible

            Joel Muddamalle

The Bible can feel incredibly intimidating and overwhelming. So many authors, books, genres, and historical events all packed into a narrative that spans over thousands of years. But it’s actually all one story—the story of God coming to get His people back. Join Joel Muddamalle, as we explore the story of the Bible, how it informs our view of God, ourselves, and how we interact with Scripture.


What is the theme of IF:2023?

Join us as we gather together around the world for IF:2023! We have a mission to go and make disciples, so will we live our days like we know that? Don’t miss this moment to look each other in the eye and remind one another: You were made for good works!

Who is IF:Gathering for?

We gather women, ages 14+, across denominations, generations, and cultures for God’s glory and for the good of others. This isn’t about making the name of IF:Gathering great. We want to see the name of Jesus Christ lifted high in our day.

What do I need to view IF:2023?

As long as you have a strong internet connection and a streaming device, you will be able to watch IF:2023!

What is the difference between a Basic Pass and a Full Access Pass?

The Basic Pass gives you access to the IF:2023 livestream during the weekend of the live event or during your local event only, and includes one Breakout Session, while the Full Access Pass includes all Breakout Sessions and allows you to watch IF:2022 for one year with On Demand.

How long will I have access to the event?

With a Basic Pass, you will have access to IF:2023 until Monday, March 6th, at 11:59pm CT. If you purchase a Full Access or Host Pass, you will also receive IF:2023 On Demand on Monday, March 20th, which gives you the ability to watch all content for one year. 

How do I contact the IF team if I have a question?

You can email our team at connect@ifgathering.com

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