Here's a personal message from your host, Deanna.
Spiritual Rest is creating wholeness in your body, mind, and spirit.
It's when you enjoy places and activities to find relief from the daily struggles and immunity from outside attack.
It's where you lay down your fight in order to rest.
In this process, you find your way back home to your relationship with God.
If you're anything like me, it really frustrates you to keep putting Bible study and prayer last as you prioritize the needs of your children and work.
You’re craving a break to deeply connect with God, but when you consider the travel and childcare expenses needed in order to register for that upcoming retreat, you find yourself choosing between your family’s tight vacation budget and your rest needs.
What if you could do both - get away without breaking the bank as well as replenish your faith?
You’ll check every single one of those boxes with the Refreshed Moms Spiritual Rest Mini-Sabbatical
I’m Deanna Mason, your Host & Creator of Refreshed Moms.
I love working with mom leaders, because it takes so much to serve the people we serve well without burning out in the process.
The women in my community are just like me - showing up to lead in many different ways, filling many different roles. They're:
Raising amazing kids.
And sometimes, time in prayer and Bible study gets lost in the busy of all of that responsibility. Before you know it, you're spiritually depleted and feeling distant from God, craving his voice.
What are these?
Our Virtual Spiritual Rest Sessions are the heart of the event. Each speaker will focus on one topic to share on, and afterwards you'll be whisked away into a Zoom breakout room for small group discussions around your favorite "aha" moments.
You get to choose the sessions you attend, but you'll have access to them all after the event is over.
Our speakers are business and ministry leaders who understand the balancing act of faith, home, and work, and each bring an amazingly unique perspective.
Every session is designed to pour into your spiritual rest, hitting it from many different angles.
Let us refill your cup as we direct your heart towards God.
I'm your host and the creator of Refreshed Moms where I teach mom entrepreneurs how to plan and enjoy spiritual work sabbaticals – without losing revenue while they rest.
Jill, host of the No More Perfect Podcast, is the author of 14 books including the bestselling No More Perfect Moms and No More Perfect Marriages.
An international speaker, Jill was the founder and CEO of Hearts at Home, an organization that encouraged moms for 24 years.
Emily Manginelli and her husband Phil are Lead Pastors of The Square Church in Smyrna, Georgia.
She's passionate about helping people understand the Scriptures and raising up a biblically literate generation who can read and apply the Bible for themselves. She longs to see women come alive in their calling while fully embracing their unique identity as daughters of the King.
Nina Dafe is an award winning content marketer, PR specialist, international speaker and co-author of the #1 international bestselling book- The Art of Unlearning; Top Experts Share Personal Stories on the Courage to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone.
Her ability to integrate Bible passages into her work is incredible, and is an excellent example of faith in business in action.
A wife and a mom of three girls, Brittany is passionate about connecting her generation to the truth of scripture and the love of God; empowering them to live in the abundant life purchased by Christ.
Empowering others through wit, humor, deep scriptural insight, and her bold personality, she helps women know that they are seen and supported on their faith journey.
Dana Malstaff, the CEO and Founder of Boss Mom™. She launched the Boss Mom brand with her first book Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro in 2015 that started an international movement.
She believes that we need to show our children that doing what we love can be both enjoyable and financially viable.
Jenn is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and the host of the Mission: Uplift podcast, where she finds great joy in uplifting the uplifters.
She's passionate about encouraging and empowering leaders with the hope and peace of Jesus.
Brenna McGowan is an award-winning email copywriter who helps get the confetti out of your head and into personality-filled copy that glides onto the page.
Her honesty and transparency about the challenges of being a mom, business owner, and leader are refreshing to hear, and gives us all permission to show up imperfectly perfect.
Keli Reese, wife and mom of 5, is the founder and speaker for Ministry in Mothering.
Ministry in Mothering is designed to encourage and equip moms to live out Biblical truths, while in the throes of motherhood. Keli uses humor, transparency, and the Word of God to expose the ongoing reality of anxiety and guilt, and to help moms replace it with fulfillment and joy.
Neesha, mom of four and grandmother of five, and her husband Wesley are Marriage Pastors and Executive Directors of HeartLife Marriage Ministries, where the lives of thousands of couples have been empowered to continue forward as a representation of marriage and family.
HeartLife has hosted an annual marriage conference for over 22 years, where couples engage in fun activities, fellowship, and workshops designed to strengthen their marriages.
Lisa, wife and mom of 2, is the creator of the Working Mom Wellness Community & Podcast—helping working moms move from anxious chaos to peaceful structure.
She's author of the book, Teaching Well: How healthy, empowered teachers lead to thriving, successful classrooms.
Lisa has a strong passion for helping moms decrease unpaid working hours within the home in order to make room for staying well.
Deneen TB is an Author, Speaker, Business Growth Strategist & Clarity Coach who wants to ignite your passion for what you do and help you do it better by understanding how God has designed you to show up in your industry: Whole, Holy, and Authentic.
Through her book, CLARIFY 12 Principles to Illuminate Your Calling to the Marketplace, coaching, courses, and retreats, she helps you successfully CLARIFY how to live out God’s calling.
Bevin Farrand is the founder and CEO of Collaborate.Work, which supports small businesses and entrepreneurs in developing and executing strategies to take their revenue to 6- and 7-figures.
Her DAMN framework has inspired hundreds to connect with the people that they love, do the “crazy thing” that makes all the difference and, when given a choice, to take the DAMN trip.
Dominique is a wife, mother of four children and creator of the Faith Mamas Tribe App, founder of the nonprofit Faith Mamas Inc., speaker, author, and working on her Masters Of Theology.
Due to her own challenges as a mom of young kids, she was inspired to create an online community where moms like her could study the Bible together. Now, Faith Mamas supports women around the world with easy-to-access Bible studies for moms.
Lisa is a "mom in progress" to three beautiful girls; a wife to her favorite person; a daughter of Christ; a writer and speaker; a lover of good coffee; a recovering perfectionist; and a hopeful romantic learning to find peace and joy in God alone.
Alicia is a certified NeuroCoach™, Bible teacher, speaker and host of the Vibrant Christian Living Podcast. She’s also a wife and mom of four kids ages 18 to 9.
Alicia struggled with overthinking, negative thoughts and “being enough” for most of her adult life until God radically transformed her heart after a life-threatening medical crisis. Now through courses and coaching programs she equips women with practical, scientific and biblically-based mindset tools to help them overcome negative thought patterns and discover more confident, joyful lives.
These virtual workshops* were hand-picked to support the other parts of you that need rest. Expressing creativity and physical movement are important parts of your refresh formula. And we've got you covered.
Learn how to create a crowd-pleasing charcuterie board for you fall and holiday events and wow your guests in the process!
Need a fun treat to give as gifts or share at your holiday get-togethers? You'll learn how to create a festive cookie design with Gentle Confections.
Learn a new skill (or refine the ones you have!) and create a beautiful hand lettering project to keep or gift to someone special.
Indulge into an opportunity for active physical rest with relaxing, rejuvenating, and peaceful yoga. Beginners welcome!
Spend uninterrupted, intimate time in prayer, quieting your mind to both talk with God and hear his voice through coloring.
Use the tools shared within your Praying in Color Sessions to lead yourself through times of silent communion with God throughout your day.
*Workshops are subject to change prior to the event.
Friday - You've just kissed your kids and hubby good-bye, and now you're driving (or flying) to an Airbnb or hotel at a destination of your choice.
You arrive late afternoon. Maybe you're meeting girlfriends there, or maybe not. Either way, you've brought your bags in, checked out your home for the next 3 nights, and decide to relax into your bed or couch with your Bible and journal.
That evening, you flip up your laptop and log into the first Spiritual Rest Session and Group Discussion.
Saturday - You wake, grab your first cup of coffee and drink it while looking over the sabbatical schedule for the day. You choose the sessions you desire to attend, and decide to log in for morning prayer.
Then, you log off to grab breakfast, and maybe decide to take a morning nap before indulging in afternoon sessions.
That evening, you choose a restorative workshop to indulge in some creative rest, or maybe you and your girlfriends decide to take a charcuterie board workshop and create magical edibles over glasses of wine, which turns into a time of prayer together.
Sunday - Since you didn't attend any morning Spiritual Rest Sessions yesterday, you decide to get things started with a virtual yoga class. Then after a shower, you jump into a morning session and Bible discussion while eating breakfast.
In the afternoon, you're diving into the pool, reading that book you've been wanting to devour, or enjoying a time of silent retreat in nature.
Afterwards, you catch one more session and Bible discussion before dinner, and close the evening out with another creative workshop.
Monday morning - You wrap up your experience with prayer and a closing Spiritual Rest Session before packing up and heading back home - absolutely refreshed.
How will the virtual experience work?
You’re responsible for making arrangements for your mini-sabbatical destination for 3-nights. Refreshed Moms will provide a session and workshop schedule - you will be able to pick which sessions and workshops you’d like to attend via Zoom. Once you register (via a provided link), you're set!
What if I can’t attend every session?
No matter if you choose to show up live to a session or decide to skip a few, every session and workshop is recorded and will be available for you to replay at your convenience.
Do I need supplies for the workshops?
Although the workshops are provided with your mini-sabbatical experience, you will be responsible for purchasing the supplies necessary to complete them. A supply list will be provided to make shopping super simple.
Do I have to leave my home to take part in the mini-sabbatical?
Of course the decision to leave home is completely up to each attendee, but, our desire is for you to prioritize a restful experience. Leaving your normal surroundings for 3 nights will give you a much better chance to actually refresh yourself. Do your best to get away for all 3 nights, but don’t feel guilty if you just can’t swing it.
What happens if I register but something comes up that impacts my ability to attend?
Due to our need to plan based on our registration numbers, we’re not able to provide a refund for your registration. If you’re no longer able to attend, we’ll make sure you still have access to the entire recorded sabbatical experience to enjoy at another time.
What time zone will the sessions and workshops be in?
All sessions and workshops will be offered in American Eastern Standard Time (EST), but every session will have a replay option available immediately afterwards.
This is not a time for work - it’s a mini-sabbatical from it.