When something is out of balance it is unstable and tottering on the brink of failing or being damaged.  At times our personal lives and families are in that state of potential harm.  One symptom of being out of balance is anxiety which was the one word that kept coming up in the Q&A sessions and critiques last year.

Our theme this year is BALANCE, and we will focus on stabilizing families on Biblical principles.  The theme verse, Matt 6:33, gives the solution for Balance and the following verse, Matt 6:34, gives the solution for anxiety.

Our spring retreat is being held in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The goal here is to provide plenty of opportunities for rest, relaxation, and fun times with your spouse that can only be found in a resort area like the Gulf Coast. We have spread out the retreat over 3 days to give you and your spouse more relaxation time. The 2023 Spring Retreat dates are Thursday night April 27 through noon Saturday April 29.

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

FRIDAY’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.  Friday afternoon is set aside as free-time to Gulf Coast attractions including sun, sand, seafood, and shopping.

FRIDAY 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, camp fire, free time, and fellowship.

SATURDAY’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.


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

3:00 PM Registration (from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
6:00 PM Dinner at the Lake Pavilion
7:00 PM General Session (Music, Games, Speaker)
9:00 PM Refreshments / Free Time / Fellowship



Registration deadline for the conference is April 24.
After that conference registrations are on an as available basis.


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

2023 Spring Retreat Ticket


To reserve your spot for the 2023 Spring Retreat at Camp Baldwin in Elberta, AL, just buy a ticket for each person. Rooms onsite are limited so be sure to reserve yours today! Deadline is April 24 –  Register early to guarantee on site reservations!

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Event Details

Date: April 27 - 29, 2023

Start time: 03:00 p.m.

Venue: Camp Baldwin Elberta, AL

Do you have friends at church that might enjoy the retreat? Help us spread the word! Download a Spring Promo Pack PDF with all the info you’ll need.


Balance: The Antidote for Anxiety

Larry and Lorinda Fincher

We live in an anxious, overextended world in every area – family, finances, career, ministry, lifestyle.  “Anxious” was the one word that kept coming up in the last cycle of retreats through Q&A sessions as well as the critiques.  In this session we will define anxiety, explore some of the sources, and examine some of the consequences.  But more importantly we will discuss the antidote for anxiety, BALANCE.  Balance is a personal decision and can only be achieved by executing a trustworthy plan intentionally with set priorities.  This plan is set out in the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 5, 6, and 7 with the heart of the matter being Matthew 6:33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. With this antidote we will lay out a general plan and direct attendees to sessions that will give greater details.

Balance in Ministry

Mark and Jenny Clements

There is a “time for every matter under heaven,” but that does not mean everything under heaven has to be done according to our timing. How do you maintain the delicate balance required for your personal health, your family’s health, your church’s health and your community’s health? Balance in ministry begins with a few basic principles that guide our approach to everyday living. In “Balance in Ministry,” we will discover and apply wisdom from Solomon, who dealt with weighty expectations and learned the secrets to living a balanced life.

Parenting while Stuck on a High Wire

Ross & Amy McBroome

As parents do you feel like you’re 50 feet up over the big top? Walking a tight rope that you could slip from at any moment. Too much one way or the other and splat! This workshop is designed to set priorities that are God-centered in parenting. We will also identify those things that tend to get us out of balance.  Together we will look at and identify what is normal stress and how to deal with it in parenting. We will also look at the unbalanced expectations of our parenting. Finally, we will also explore a connect time designed to hold us accountable as we learn to balance our parenting.

Healthy Family Finances

Todd Sadowski

When your finances are out of balance, the enemies of fear, anxiety, and frustration can feel overwhelming. Peace comes by setting the right priorities and achieving the proper balance for your family’s finances. In this session, we will discuss how to envision and achieve the life you want. Take your finances to the next level as you strive toward financial success.

Don’t Fall off the Log

Dubs and Jane Byers

Have you ever walked across a creek on a fallen log? We instinctively hold our arms out for increased balance. Have you ever noticed a tight-rope walker using a long pole that he holds near his waist as he walks the tight rope? Why? In short, the pole allows for better balance. It is a tool. Without it, the walker may plunge to injury or death.   Balance in life is hard to achieve. Like the gravity that pulls on the tight-rope walker, there are many areas of life that tug at our time. We MUST be a good spouse and parent. We MUST take time to serve the Lord. We MUST provide for our families. How do we balance all these areas of our lives? The answer is: with proper tools. In this workshop we will examine some tools that may help us find balance between our profession and our personal and spiritual life.

Finding Balance in Your Family

Toby and Angela Crymes

Families are often pulled in every direction with schedules that are packed full of activities that often overlap and demand our complete attention and devotion. It’s easy to get weighed down and even off-kilter in the heaviness of it all. How do we find our footing much less juggle all that is being thrown our way? In “Finding Balance in Your Family,” we will look at the firm foundation we need at the base of it all as well as practical ways to interweave this foundation into all that we do. We will dig into some Biblical perspectives that can help us bring balance to our lives personally and in turn lift some of the heaviness from the weights of life that are pressing on our families.

Getting Control of Yourself (No Matter What Life Throws at You)

Dr. Eric and Keri Spann

Do you live in bondage of the ‘What ifs’ of Life?”  Do you find yourself regularly feeling that you can’t handle your burdens nor control your emotions?  Do you regularly feel that you’re insufficient and reach for something beyond yourself for comfort from feelings of tension and stress?  Do you live with or minister to those that do?  Dr. Spann has determined over a 30 year career that the majority of the visits in his office and care time are impacted significantly by persistent anxiety.

Scripture has much to say about the confidence with which the children of the King can approach the trials of life.  You can live beyond the bondage of your fears, but it takes obedience to the King of Peace to live in peace.  Dr. and Mrs. Spann will deal medically and personally with anxiety and its problem, prevention, and prescription—and these issues in the various seasons of marriage and life.



We had the best time. We’ve already begun to make changes in the household with not only oursleves but with our children as well. My wife and I are so blessed to have been able to participate in Homebuilders that we’ve told our friends about it as well.  ~ Tyler Boos