The Women of God Ministry at Second Missionary Baptist Church and First Lady Barbara Barleston hosts a retreat just for women 18 years and above on September 15-17, 2023. Join us for this gospel-centered weekend. This transformational experience features inspirational speakers, study, fellowship, shopping and activities. You will grow in your knowledge of God, connect with other women of faith, and leave invigorated to follow God’s calling for your life. 

This year’s theme is “Forgiveness.”

                And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's

                sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32 (KJV)

The Abe Martin Lodge, located in Indiana’s largest state park, Brown County State Park just outside Nashville, Indiana. The Lodge offers accommodations that include rooms, cabins, dining and conference facilities, an indoor water park, campgrounds, hiking and biking trails. 

Evangelist Phylliss McQueen -  Sanders Temple Church of God in Christ, Indianapolis, Indiana.

J. Rashad Jones, Pastor.

In addition to our retreat speaker, Ms. McQueen will be the guest speaker for 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, September 17, 2023 and her topic will be "Forgiveness."


Friday Sept 15, 23
12 noon:                      Welcome Center at Second Missionary Baptist Church (Receive mystery egg)

12:30 pm:                    Depart promptly on van - Transportation no charge

12:30 pm -1:45 pm:    Travel to Nashville, Indiana

2 pm:                           Welcome center on sight/ Possible early check in

2 pm - 4pm:                 Brunch (if rooms not ready)

4 pm -6 pm:                Room check in and rest

6:15 pm -8:15 pm:      Chat and Chew - In First Lady's Cabin - Food provided, meet and greet, pajama jam

8:30 pm -9 pm:            Game time

9 pm -10:30 pm:          Movie, rest and relaxation (optional)

10:30 pm:                     Free time

Saturday, September 16, 2023
8:30 am - 10am:          Breakfast in the dining hall (Self pay)

11:15 am:                    Prepare for 1 of 3 conferences

Please sign up for one of the following sessions.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm:      Leading Ladies - Wives of Leading Men (Lady Barbara Barleston)
11:30 am -12:30 pm:       Single Women's Ministry (Sis Kelsey Bogard)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm:      How to identity your spiritual gift(s)

12:45 pm - 4 pm:             Travel to Brown County for shopping, site seeing, eating
12:45 pm - 4 pm:             Free time

4:15 pm - 4:45pm            Travel back to our rooms

5pm - 6:15 pm:                Pool party

6:30 pm - 8 pm:               Dinner in dining hall. All 3 conference groups meet for open discussion

8:15 pm -9:15 pm:           Mystery moment

9:30 pm - Midnight:         Free time

Midnight -7am:                 Meditation - Resist all electronics, quiet time to communicate with GOD and seek HIS

                                           will for your life. God's revelation will always be on HIS timing not ours.

Sunday, September 17, 2023
8 am -8:45 am :                Meet for breakfast to go. Vote for different categories

9 am -10:30 am:               Depart to Second Missionary Baptist Church

11 am:                              Worship service begins


The pricing reflects the total cost of the room. The price per person will be divided by the number of women in each room. For example, the total cost of the Cabin Suite is $262.49, which means each per person will be responsible for $65.63 per night.  

Two Queens Beds - $178.49 per night 
Single Cabin - Two Beds - $356.98 per night
Cabin Suite - Sleeps 4 - $262.49 per night 
Family Cabin- Sleeps six to eight - $251.99 per night
Pricing includes waterpark entry. Pricing does not include meals. 

Registration Deadline: August 14, 2023


  • One bag and/or one bag to hold at your seat
  • A blanket for outside activity
  • Swim suit
  • Blue jean skirt or blue jean pants, any type of shoes
  • Dinner attire: Dress according to the decade you were born
  • ​Communicate any food allergies

Depart from Second Missionary Baptist Church: 
Friday, September 15, 2023 at noon. Upon arrival, we will have lunch together. Check-in time is 4 p.m.
Return to Second Missionary Baptist Church:
Sunday, September 17, 2023 approximately 10:30 a.m.


Michelle Grady at (812) 241-9798.