This retreat is a unique opportunity for Women in PAOC Ministry to invest in their own well-being. Attendees are treated to a two-night stay in a luxurious hotel and will experience a program designed with their needs in mind. The best part is, it’s all with other women who understand life in ministry – if you’re considering a career in ministry then you can apply for free and continue your spiritual journey.
March 15-17, 2018
Courtyard Calgary Marriot Hotel
2500 48 Ave NE, Calgary
$80 for Credential Holders / Spouses $190 for PAOC Pastoral Staff / Spouses (Full Cost $570 // Day rates available)
PAOC church pastoral staff members, credential holders, or spouses of either.
“I always look forward to reconnecting, getting poured into and it gets better and better as the years go on.”
“I was specially blessed by the speaker’s ministry. The music was great. The food was great. My roommate was great. It was a wonderful time! Thank you for blessing us so much with this conference.”
“The venue provided a lovely atmosphere of intimacy for everything. I needed a physical rest, and I received that in the beautiful hotel room, plus, all the Lord provided through the WIM Retreat without even leaving the building.”
“The Women in Ministry event was a wonderful opportunity to connect with other women. Thanks so much to Lori and the whole team who plan and organize this inspiring event from year to year.”
“I am grateful for our district and the display of care and support given to us in so many ways. Woman in Ministry Retreat being my favourite!”
Your hotel room is included in the registration rate
The Courtyard Calgary Airport Hotel and Conference Centre offers well-appointed accommodation, exceptional service and an unbeatable location
Modern Guest Rooms
- Complimentary Wireless
- Complimentary on-site parking
- Coffee/tea & Mini fridge
- Onsite fitness center
- Indoor pool
- Coin-Operated Laundry on-site
- Sundry/Convenience store
- Barlow Bistro Dining
Two nights accommodations in a luxurious hotel room
Full access to caring staff, speakers, and worship leaders
Fully catered breakfasts, lunch, and snacks
Genuine connections with like-minded women
Thursday, March 15
4:00pm – Hotel check-in begins
6:30pm – Registration sign-in & welcome
7:00pm – Opening Session
9:30pm – Refreshments
Friday, March 16
8:30am – Breakfast
10:00am – Main Session
12:00pm – Lunch (provided)
Dinner (on your own)
7:00pm – Main Session
9:30pm – Refreshments
Saturday, March 17
8:30am – Breakfast
9:30am – Closing Session
12:00pm – Women in Ministry Concludes
What if I only can make it for one day?
New in 2018, you can register for one day only. This only includes meals and program access for the day indicated and does not include overnight accommodations. If you need overnight accommodations, you will have to register at the regular rate.
Do I have to stay in a hotel room with a stranger?
You’d be surprised how many women say this at first and then walk away from the weekend with a new friend. We recommend taking the chance. If it’s really not your thing though, you can indicate on your registration form that you’d like a room to yourself, and we’ll just add to your total the cost of one night’s accommodations.
What if I don't need a hotel room?
As a PAOC Credential holder, pastoral staff, or spouse of either, the PAOC District is supplementing the cost of your attendance by more than $400. If you aren’t able to stay at the hotel, please indicate that on your registration form so we don’t book you a room. Unfortunately, we are unable to discount your registration further as the supplemented registration fee only covers a fraction of the meals, meeting room rental, speaker, guest room, and staff costs.
What does the registration fee include?
What should I wear?
Although we can’t tell you if you should choose the infinity scarf or statement necklace (although I’m sure you look fabulous in both), we will encourage you to come as you are, relaxed and comfortable. No ballgowns required.