Are you tired, overwhelmed and weary in your day to day life?  Maybe you are at wit's end in mothering.  Maybe your job is demanding more than you signed on for.  Maybe you've been hurt by friends or family.  Or maybe your time with the Lord has been infrequent or stale.  Whatever the specific circumstance may be, if it feels like you can't catch your breath, you are not alone.  Life has thrown so many curveballs, especially in the last couple of years, and we all need a respite.  We want to personally invite you to get away from whatever vies for your attention.  Take some time to step back from it all and focus on the presence of the Almighty.  Join us for our women's retreat September 28-30, 2022 in Crawford, TX.  It will be a time for rest, for connection and for space to allow God to do a transformative work in us so we realize that He is all we truly need.  He is ENOUGH.  

Registration required.  If you have a roommate preference, you must both put one another's names on the registration forms.  Also, please note that we cannot guarantee a t-shirt if you signup during late registration.  Please click here to register. 

$200 / person | Regular Registration  |  January 15 - August 10

$200 / person  |  Late Registration  |  August 10 - September 1 (t-shirt not guaranteed)

Registration closes September 1st


*If you would like to sponsor someone, please make a check payable to Lighthouse Church for the full or partial amount, and specify the name of the recipient in the check memo.  We will then contact that person to let them know they have been sponsored and to collect the registration info from them.  If you would like to attend but cannot financially purchase a ticket, please contact We would love to work with you so you can join us in the fall!


Rachel Joy is a wife, mom to four and Founder & CEO of Sparrow Collective and its social enterprise entities Sparrow & Co. and Sparrow on Main. She has led organizationally and taught the Bible for over 15 years. She most recently authored the Sparrow Identity Sheets. Rachel’s passion is to see women understand and live out their God-given identity, gifting and purpose. Rachel loves to creatively and innovatively pull out of people what God has already put in them and then connect them with purpose-filled Kingdom work that benefits the community.  Rachel calls The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas home in which she serves as a deacon for TVC Leadership Development.


Instagram: @rachelrjoy @_sparrowcollective @_sparrowandco @_sparrowonmain






Jenelle was born and raised in Massachusetts up until about 7 years ago when the Lord called her and her husband, JJ, to pick up and move to Texas along with their two children, Natalie and Jack. Jenelle attends the Village Church in Flower Mound where she has the joy of leading with the worship team for Sunday services, Women’s Bible Studies and Recovery.

She has always loved to sing, but it wasn’t until the Lord saved her that she became passionate about music, not just as a fun hobby but as a gift from God to be used to glorify Him and make Him known. The Lord has brought her through many dark times and struggles, and she has only found Him to be faithful and good in every season. 

Jenelle loves having the opportunity to lead worship but believes there is something especially sweet about women’s events and hearing all the beautiful voices worship the Lord!

Gathering Oaks Retreat is located in Crawford, Texas, just minutes from Waco and the Magnolia Market.  It is set on 30 acres of beautiful, rural land and has a pool, hot tub, outdoor pavillion, fire pit and many outdoor games and spaces to relax and unwind.  The Gathering House is where we will be together for the main parts of the retreat.  It has a living room, dining room and kitchen, as well as a large, double-sided fireplace joining the spaces.  There are several cottage-style rooms throughout the property, as well as several rooms in the main Gathering House.  Each individual room has one bed (for double occupancy), a bathroom and a small kitchenette space.  The rooms are beautifully decorated, spacious and comfortable.  Truly a refuge and home away from home.

Instagram: @gatheringoaksretreat