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Retreat Encourages Women to Choose Joy in the Journey

By May 12, 2015No Comments

Retreat2_inlineTOLEDO, Ohio—The women of Emmanuel Baptist Church enjoyed a weekend of Bible teaching and fellowship April 17 and 18. The theme was “Joy in the Journey.” Diane Lytle took the ladies on a verse-by-verse journey through the book of Philippians. Diane is a faculty member at Summit University and, with her husband, coauthored two adult Bible studies for Regular Baptist Press: The Christian Life and Effective Bible Study.

“As she taught the context and truths of Paul’s writings to the church at Philippi, we Retreat_inlinealso learned good Bible study techniques for use in personal study,” says Julie Carey of Emmanuel Baptist’s women’s ministry. “She used a variety of engaging activities to reinforce the truth of the Word as we interacted with the each other around tables and even outside.”

As part of the weekend, the ladies brought in snack items for a local ministry to women involved in human trafficking. And as they do each year, the ladies exchanged names for secret prayer sisters and revealed the past year’s secret sisters with a small gift or card exchange.

“This annual event is anticipated every year as a time of growth for our ladies,” Carey says. “We are thankful for the teaching of the Word through Diane Lytle and for the eternal value of what we learned about how we can choose joy in our journey.”