Screen Shot 2019 07 16 at 10.17.36 AM Connection and Community at a Women Doing Well Training

Connection and Community at a Women Doing Well Training

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This spring, Beth Reed hosted and attended a Women Doing Well Retreat Facilitator Training. The women at this event connected in a significant way during their weekend getaway and continue to stay in touch with each other. She shared with us about her experience and the lasting community that’s followed.

This March, you trained to become a Women Doing Well (WDW) Retreat Facilitator. Can you share about your decision to become a facilitator?   

I love the message of WDW and wanted to be able to share it with other women. Helping women talk about their Purpose, Passion, and Plan gives me great joy. I love watching the light bulb come on for women as they discover their purpose, many for the first time.   

Tell us a little about the training experience. Did you know the other women in your group ahead of time? Did the training help you feel confident as a facilitator?  

Our training time was in a retreat setting where we were together from Friday afternoon to Monday morning. This extra time to get to know each other on deeper levels was an added blessing. I knew one of the trainers because she led a Journey of Generosity in my home a few years ago. I also knew one of the participants. I left feeling very confident about leading a WDW Retreat.  

What have your connections to the women at the training looked like since that experience?  

Because of our extended time together our group decided to meet monthly via a Zoom call to pray for one another and share about our WDW retreats. It has been so special to pray for the other gals as they prep for and lead WDW Retreats. I have felt their prayer support for my retreat as well as for my family members.   

What would you say to someone who was thinking about being trained as a Retreat facilitator?  

I would tell them that this training will prepare them to lead a WDW Retreat with confidence. It will also give them a strong network of prayer support as they begin to lead retreats.  

Interested in becoming a WDW Retreat Facilitator? Contact Sarah Caines at 

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Judy Lewis

Judy Nelson Lewis is a strategic and creative thinker who has worked with Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru) for 25 years. Her primary work was in publishing and communications for the ministry, specifically as editor in chief of Worldwide Challenge magazine. She was also a special assistant to both Cru presidents in strategic, global communications. Today, she works in communication and donor development for Cru global. Judy lives in Atlanta with her husband Bob and loves to bike and read (not at the same time). Her purpose statement is “embracing significance.”

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