Dallas Winter Retreat | February 7-9 | Cedar Hill, TX

Every couple is in a battle whether they know it or not. The culture war is raging, the spiritual battle seems to be at an all time high, and we are in a fight for the hearts and minds of our families. Every warrior needs equipping, encouragement, and some R&R.

The Homebuilders Retreat is designed to do just that for couples and singles.  The conference’s team of well-qualified Christian speakers and musicians are preparing and excited to share God’s strategic mission with you.

This year’s theme is “Family: worth the Fight” based upon Nehemiah 4:14.  On every front, the Christian home is under spiritual attack. The good news is that God’s Word has already predicted the outcome. Greater is He that is us than He that is in the world. Join us in to strengthen your family.

TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

FAMILY

PARENTING

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MARRIAGE

FINANCES

CAREER

LIFE MISSION

FRIDAY EVENING kicks off your get-away with dinner at Texas Hall and a time to experience food, friends, and fellowship.  The first general session will be Friday night, and don’t forget afterwards the refreshments, free time, and fellowship.

SATURDAY’s schedule allows you to customize the conference to meet your specific needs in the areas of marriage, parenting, personal growth, health, family relationships, and finance with concurrent morning sessions followed by Connect Time to allow you to discuss what you have just learned in the sessions.  Table Talk allows you to meet with the presenter of your choice and discuss the topic of your choice.  Saturday afternoon is set aside as free-time to enjoy Dallas-Fort Worth area attractions.

SATURDAY EVENING includes a time of worship and  a Q&A session with the presenters to address your specific topics and concerns followed by a challenge.  Afterwards enjoy refreshments, hayride, camp fire, free time, and fellowship.

SUNDAY’s schedule again allows you to choose between concurrent sessions pertaining to the family to tailor the morning to your specific interests followed by Connect Time and Table Talk.  The general session wraps up the retreat with a summary and challenge.

Come renew your relationship with the Lord, your mate, your future mate, or friends while learning practical application of Biblical principles to every-day family life.

COST

REGISTRATION

Registration deadline for the conference is February 2.
After that conference registrations are on an as available basis.

ACCOMMODATIONS

If you choose to stay offsite, here are some nearby lodging options:

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Nearby Lodging Options

Offsite lodging has been arranged at the Holiday Inn and Suites 1007 N Highway 67, Cedar Hills, Texas 75104 for a rate of $89.99 per night.  You can make reservations by calling (972) 291-4037 and mentioning the HomeBuilders Retreat.  There are also a number of motels in the Cedar Hill area if you prefer.

SCHEDULE

Click on the dates below to see the schedule for that day.

Friday, February 7
Saturday, February 8
Sunday, February 9
Friday, February 7
3:00 PM Registration (from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
6:00 PM Dinner at Texas Hall
7:00 PM General Session (Music, Games, Speaker)
9:00 PM Refreshments / Free Time / Fellowship
Saturday, February 8
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Kick Off
9:15 AM Concurrent Sessions
10:15 AM Connect Time / Refreshments
11:00 AM Table Talk
12:00 PM Free Time (afternoon, lunch, and dinner on your own)
6:30 PM Introduction / Q&A / Worship
8:00 PM
General Session
9:00 PM
Refreshments / Free Time / Hayride / Camp Fire
Sunday, February 9
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Kick Off
9:15 AM Concurrent Sessions
10:15 AM Connect Time / Refreshments
11:00 AM Table Talk
11:45 AM General Session
12:30 PM
Summary / Conclusion

PRESENTATION TITLES

Family: Worth the Fight!

Chad Graves

Every couple is in a battle whether they know it or not. The culture war is raging, the spiritual battle seems to be at an all time high, and we are in a fight for the hearts and minds of our families. Every warrior needs equipping, encouragement, and some R&R.  This year’s theme is “Family: worth the Fight” based upon Nehemiah 4:14.  On every front, the Christian home is under spiritual attack. The good news is that God’s Word has already predicted the outcome. Greater is He that is us than He that is in the world.

What My Parents Did Right

Jordan Bourne

Although I did not always agree with my parents or appreciate their actions concerning me, they did do a number of things that made me who I am today.  In this session I will encourage parents to prepare their children for adulthood whether or not the children agree with parenting actions at the time.

Family: Worth the Fight - Now What!

Larry and Lorinda Fincher

Nehemiah 4:14 urges us to fight for our family.  However, this can be difficult and taxing for a family,  especially for a family that has made mistakes or found themselves in trying conditions not of their making.  Later in this account in Nehemiah the people are commanded to not only live their lives but to fight for their family while they are rebuilding the wall.  In closing we will connect the dots from the weekend sessions and give next steps to  build or to rebuild  families on solid Biblical principles.

Fearless Finances

Todd Sadowski

Good finances don’t happen by accident. Left on autopilot, we might end up broke, frustrated, bitter, and feeling empty. Too many Christians are feeling the weight of managing their money and feeling a lack of direction. Our Heavenly Father has provided us with timeless principles from His word, so we might be equipped for the fight. Peace is attainable. An impactful and meaningful life is desirable. Good stewardship is about more than just money, and it is worth the fight.

Attaining balance between work and family

Dubs Byers

Families are so busy today. There are more and more activities available to enrich the family. There is more and more demanded of us in our profession. If we’re at work, we feel guilty for not spending more time at home. If we’re at home, we feel guilty for not spending more time at work. This is especially true for those who have chosen to go in the ministry. In this session, we will examine some biblical principles regarding work and home and attempt to establish balance between the two.

Habits of Strong Marriage

Jaycob Kramer

Great marriages don’t just happen – they require lots of work. Whether you have been married six months or sixty years, every marriage has work to do. With honesty, wisdom, and a healthy dose of humor, Jaycob will give you 6 Biblical-based disciplines for a healthy marriage relationship. It is a proven fact, that small disciplines done consistently, will turn into gigantic payoffs. This is especially true in marriage, these disciplines (habits) will do two things for you: help you regain/strengthen your closeness and heal/protect your marriage from the threat of division, miscommunication, unmet needs, sucker punches, and personality differences. Join in the conversation and understand how the decisions you make every day can produce the marriage you have always wanted.

Battleground for Your Heart: Satisfying Intimacy Worth Fighting For

Dr. Eric and Keri Spann

Everyone battles a secret sin problem of the heart that Satan plays on through our flesh.  He seeks to destroy our lives in the secret parts–to steal God’s glory and hurt His beloved children in this most blessed and pleasurable relationship. He also hates the family and will do anything he can to ruin these prime relationships.  Because of that he targets marriage, and its tremendous capacity for fulfillment and satisfaction.

Every man has a battle.  So does every woman.  Keri and I will address the secret life of fantasy and the sensuality that Satan attempts to pervert in the life of every husband and wife, to fill our secret chambers with darkness and dissatisfaction.

Blending a Family (It will be easy they said)

Larry & Lorinda Fincher

A Blended Families, sometimes referred to as a stepfamily, is a family that is formed by the remarriage of a divorced or widowed person and includes one or more children.  Blended families are becoming more prevalent (one study shows that 40% of married couples are step couples). While blending a family is not easy, it is well worth the effort.  In this session we will discuss why blending a family is challenging and propose some strategies to make blending successful.

Quality vs. Quantity in Parenting

Ross & Amy McBroome

What is most important to you? Most people would automatically respond “My Family”. Someone once said, “Actions speak louder than words”.  What do your actions show to be most important?  We would protect our kids from anyone who would do them harm, but what if that person is US?  It is past time for us to Fight for Our Families! This session will help give you a new perspective on the Quality of our family time and bring to light the dangers of over filling our family lives.

A Parent’s Guide to Online Protection

Ashley Harris

“It’s a scary world out there.”  We think it constantly and we tell our kids regularly.  The thing is, it’s not just scary “out there” anymore.  The virtual world of the internet has now brought the big, bad, scary world into almost every part of our lives—and our homes.

Parents (and grandparents) struggle with the knowledge that we need to protect our kids from the danger of the internet, but with technology continually evolving and new risks arising every day, it’s daunting to even think about where to begin.  This session will discuss some real-life, practical ways to secure your home network, as well as the shared and individual devices that your loved ones use to interact with the online world.  We will discuss good practices to protect your accounts and guard your devices from the things that can easily (and even unintentionally) come through them.  We’ll even touch on some parental control or reporting options to ensure your child’s device isn’t being used to violate the expectations you set when you gave it to them.

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Testimonials

The blessing of this retreat is not only the knowledge gained in the sessions, but also in the time spent together with other couples who have overcome the struggles of marriage through application of Gods Word.
Linette Dunn
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