Warrior Women's Retreat

Warrior Women's Retreat


NOVEMBER 1-3, 2019

Throughout Scripture we see God’s people engaged in battle. The women of the bible fought battles of the mind, heart, body and spirit. From Sarah, who battled to believe what the Lord had promised her would come to pass, to Deborah, who battled spiritually and politically. From Ruth, who battled grief and destitution, to Mary, who battled becoming an outcast.They battled all of these things, walking with the Lord as He strengthened them and ultimately, glorified Himself through them.

The theme of this year’s retreat is Warrior, because like these women, we are engaged in the battles of life—especially the spiritual battles. In these battles God has given us unlikely weapons. He has provided the defensive armour of truth, righteousness, readiness, the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, and the helmet of salvation. He has given us the offensive weapon of His word—the sword of the Spirit. As believers we show our allegiance to Jesus by loving one another, and love is also the way we shine His light to the world.

Join us for this year’s women’s retreat at Harrison Hot Springs to be encouraged, equipped and readied for battle. This retreat is for you if you are young, old or somewhere in between—whether you’ve been part of Westside for 2 weeks or 14 years. We want you to know and believe that you can be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.



Location: Harrison Hot Spring Resort
Dates: November 1st to 3rd, 2019

Registration deadline is September 29th, 2019 or when registration capacity is reached.
Please note that there will be no room type changes allowed after this date.

Regular pricing from July 16th to September 29th, 2019

$289 - 4 people per room - SOLD OUT as of September 23, 2019
$311 - 3 people per room - SOLD OUT as of September 23, 2019
$355 - 2 people per room**(1) King Bed only as of September 23, 2019 (see asterisks below)
$534 - 1 person per room

**If you registered BEFORE September 23, 2019, please note that those who booked a 2 person room will have (2) Queen size beds in their rooms. If registering AFTER September 23, 2019, those who book a 2 person room will have (1) King size bed to share.

***If booking a 2 person room, please confirm with who you would like to room with and indicate their name on the registration form. If you don't have a roommate preference you will be assigned a room.

****No refunds for cancellations will be given after October 1st, 2019.



4:00 p.m. — Hotel check-in begins / dinner on your own
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Retreat registration begins
7:15 p.m. — Doors open
7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. — Session one


8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. — Light continental breakfast
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Session two
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. — Free time
*Dinner on your own
7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  - Social event


8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. — Light continental breakfast
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Session three


Session 1

A warrior's courage, determination and confidence is not based on her own talents and abilities but on the authority and wisdom of her leader. We have confidence in Christ because His salvation is sure, His love is never ending and His power is unmatched. This is the authority and wisdom of our Lord and it is the firm foundation that allows us to enter every battle, big or small.

Speaker: Laura Colley

Laura Colley is a Registered Nurse who is a Clinical Practice Consultant at Fraser Health. She has been attending Westside since the beginning. Laura teaches bible study because she is passionate about people knowing the bible for themselves. She also plays on the worship team.

Session 2

What are we called to as warriors? We are called to be unified. We are called to serve fellow believers with our spiritual gifts. We are called to walk in love and to imitate Jesus. And, most important, we are called to do all these things empowered by God’s strength that He provides through the Holy Spirit. 

Speaker: Kveta Rose

Kveta is married to Aaron and they have four spirited young children who keep them active, humble, and laughing. Kveta is passionate about discipling women, advocating for foster care and adoption, and teaching her kids. She loves to read, and sometimes write, and is the author of Kirabo: A Journey of Faith, Love and Adoption.

What does it actually look like to live empowered by God’s strength through the Holy Spirit? We will spend some time hearing from women who are seeking to live this way every day in a variety of circumstances. We will hear about the challenges and the victories with the hope that you will learn some practical ways of walking in your calling.

Session 3

The battle is real. We are in it whether we like it or not. But we have not been left to fend for ourselves. Not only do we already have assured victory through Jesus. We also have divinely crafted armour and the most powerful sword in existence - the Word of God. We are instructed to be strong in Him and put on His armour everyday in order to live the life He has called us to, declare the gospel boldly and push back the darkness - setting captives free! 

Speaker: Melissa Menzel

Melissa Menzel has been a passionate follower of Jesus since she was very young. She has been married to her husband Matt Menzel for 12 years. They serve together at Westside. Melissa loves the Word of God and prayer, but also enjoys reading, coffee, doing hair, knitting, writing, biking and, basically any creative endeavour. 


Each person is in charge of organizing their own transportation. If you need a ride, would like to carpool or have extra space in your car to offer, please note this on your Planning Centre Registration. The retreat team will connect with those that require transportation closer to the retreat date.

Important Notes

  • Due to meeting space limitations at the resort, pricing has been set with accommodations as a required part of the retreat package for all attendees. If you wish to attend the retreat but you would like to arrange your own accommodation please contact office@wchurch.ca for options.
  • You must register AND pay by credit card. If you cannot pay by credit card, please contact Jenny Ng at jenny@wchurch.ca
  • Nursing babies under the age of one are welcome to come to this retreat. If you want to room with someone you must tell us the names of your roommate(s). We will not assign anyone to room with a baby unless this has been pre-arranged by you.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to provide a separate room for nursing mothers. Quiet babies are welcome in the session, but please be considerate of others if your baby starts to fuss.
  • There are some bursaries available for those in financial need. If you would like to attend the retreat, but are unable to cover the cost, please fill out this application form.

Activity Information

Harrison Hot Springs has a wide assortment of activities for the leisurely to the hard-core outdoors enthusiast. Please check out Tourism Harrison Hot Springs for more information.

Healing Springs Spa

This spa is located at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort, and they are offering all conference participants a 10% discount on massages and 15% on aesthetic services. If you are interested in having a spa treatment please contact the spa directly to set up your appointment.To see a list of the treatments along with prices please click here.