Wednesday, August 27, 2014

About Authentic



adjective \ə-ˈthen-tik, ȯ-\

: real or genuine : not copied or false

: true and accurate

: made to be or look just like an original


Authentic: Getting real with God, myself and others.

What does it mean to be authentic? To be the real deal, the genuine article? Many of us feel like we are just going through the motions in our lives as mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, friends… and Christians. We do the things we think we should, or we try to, but sometimes it feels like an act - not an act of worship and love.

Let’s open God’s Word together and consider what it means to be “seen,” truly seen by the Creator God. As we catch a glimpse of His Glory, we will also see ourselves reflected in His eyes. What does God see when He looks into our lives? What pains and secret hurts, what fears and frustrations, what secret sins that continue to assail? There is a secure place, purchased by His great Love for us; here we will find the freedom we so desperately long for. We will be known and we will know His Great Love in new ways.

Will you come, to seek the Master’s face and find yourself remade? Will you come just as you are, and find the love and grace you need? Will you come clinging to the things you know you need to put down, and trust His Love to help? Will you come?


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Retreat Schedule

Have you been curious about what our weekend away will look like? Wonder no more!!

Friday- October 31, 2014

4:00p Check-in begins

5:30p Dinner

7:00p Session One- The God Who Sees Me

9:00p Free Time (with optional activities)


Saturday- November 1, 2014

6:30a Morning Movement (Optional activities)

8:30 Breakfast

10:00 Session Two- Keeping Up Appearances

11:30 Quiet Time with Reflection Questions

12:30p Lunch

2:00 Workshops (with optional activities)

5:30 Dinner

7:00  Session Three- Truth telling

9:00 Free Time (with optional activities)


Sunday- November 2, 2014

6:30a Morning Movement (Optional activities)

8:30 Breakfast

10:00 Worship Service & Communion

12:00p Head home

Workshop descriptions and more will be added in the coming weeks, so check back often!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Welcome to the blog of AOBC's 2014 women's retreat, Authentic.

We will be using this space to share encouragement, updates and news, as well as exciting sneak peeks along the way.

We are looking forward to our weekend away together with great anticipation.

A weekend away to ponder. To laugh with other women. To relax.
To learn something new. To grow.


Join us.