RETREAT & CONFERENCE SESSIONS
The desires have been there for as long as we can remember: to be beautiful, to be a bride, to be a mother, to be a cherished daughter, and to have a best friend. But for many, life took a different turn than they expected. In this session, Sharon challenges women to dust off their hopes and dare to dream again – through God’s eyes. She shares stories of both biblical and contemporary women: their broken dreams, interrupted dreams, and most importantly, restored dreams. Women realize that God still has dreams for their lives and has not forgotten them. She gives six steps to discovering God’s plans for our lives and fills them with courage to take the first steps of faith. Sharon encourages women to place their hands firmly in His – take a deep breath and begin the exciting journey to a place they thought they’d never find: the dream God planned for them all along.
Session One: Every Little Girls Dream
Most little girls have five commons dreams. In this session Sharon explores those five dreams and how God wants to fulfill those dreams in His own way. She focuses on the dream – to have a daddy who loves me and shows how God is our perfect Father whose love is unconditional, unfailing, unlimited and undeniable. Women leave saying as the apostle John – “I am the one that Jesus loves.”
Session Two – Women in the Bible and Their Dreams
Did you know that women in the Bible had similar dreams to ours? In this session Sharon takes us to three women in the Bible: Sarah a women who interfered with God’s dream, Naomi a woman who forgot God’s dream, and Esther a woman who fulfilled God’s dream. She takes an in-depth look into each one of these women to discover what we can learn from each scenario. (This session is omitted when only three session times are available.)
Session Three – Shattered Dreams
Sometimes life doesn’t turn out like we had hoped. In this session we look at shattered dreams and how God longs to put the pieces of our broken lives back together to make them even more beautiful than before. During this session, women have a chance to respond to the message by surrendering their broken dreams to God. Lives are changed as women literally give the broken pieces to God. They begin to see how God uses every painful situation for a purpose…when we let Him.
Session Four: Discovering God’s Dreams for You
In this final session, Sharon walks women through the process of discovering God’s dreams for their lives. Following the acrostic D-R-E-A-M-S, Sharon encourages women to dare to dream God-sized dreams, remember who they are and who God is, examine God’s Word to discover His character and His ways, ask God to reveal His dreams, move in obedience when God says move and stay connected to the Vine through the entire process. This session ends with women on their feet cheering each other on and praising the Fulfiller of dreams.