Sample Retreat Schedule:
9am Doors open/Registration
10am Worship/Main Session
1:25pm Worship/Main Session
2:40pm Break/Book tables
3pm Break out Session #1
3:45pm Break/book table
4pm Break out Session #2
4:45pm Small group time
5:30pm Worship/Main Session
6:30pm Dismissal for Dinner/for the Day!
8:30am Doors Open/Book tables/Fellowship
9:00am Worship/Main Session
10:10am Break/book tables
10:30am Main Session
11:20am Bracelet time!
1pm Worship/Main Session
2:20pm Small group time
2:50pm Worship/Main Session
3:50pm Commissioning Time
4:30pm Dismissal to go and Be Brave!
This year, our events are geared for women of all ages and stages…from 12-years-old and up. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table! We are throwing open the doors to whoever is hungry and inviting YOU to join us regardless of your age or stage of life. This year we will be focusing on bridging the age gap with MENTORSHIP. Our main sessions will be for all age groups on subjects such as Missions, Biblical Womanhood, Real Friendship, Hospitality; and our Friday break-out sessions will have more age-appropriate topics such as Guy-Girl Relationships; Missions in your Backyard; Motherhood; Mentorship; and more! So grab a friend…an aunt…your grandma or mom and join us for this unforgettable Retreat as we dive into the Word together and discover what He says about Coming to His Table.
Theme 2014: “Do Hard Things” . Theme 2015: “Reflect the Son”. Theme 2016: “God Writes My Story”. Theme 2017: “Be Brave”
Theme 2018: “Come to His Table”
We hope you can join us for this amazing event geared for women and young ladies this year…gathering around the Table of the Lord. We will be talking about Missions, Mentorship and Hospitality. So grab your mom, your grandma, your aunts and your daughters for an amazing women’s Retreat this summer!
Tickets now available for purchase. Cost is $52.00 per person (includes two lunches and all retreat supplies/projects, etc.) You can purchase tickets below and email your completed registration to email@example.com or send your registration form to our office (P. O. Box 64 Camden, MI 49232) along with a check made payable to Polished Cornerstones.
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Topics at this event will include: Getting into the Word; Bridging the Age-Gap with Mentorship; the Beauty of Hospitality; Missions in your Backyard; Building Strong Friendships; and Living your Life as an Invitation to Jesus!
Speakers for the Polished Cornerstones Retreat 2018…
Heather with GFA
Heather serves at Gospel for Asia’s U.S. headquarters in Wills Point, Texas. Heather’s family came to GFA 25 years ago, and as her parents lived out a life poured out to reach the lost, Heather developed a burden for missions and for living a life of eternal impact. From a young age she had a strong desire to see the nations reached with the love of Christ. After spending several months in India, the Lord confirmed His call upon her life and she joined staff with Gospel for Asia. For more than a decade she has served as a Donor Advocate, serving and inspiring individuals across the nation as they partner with GFA in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Heather will be speaking on Prayer in her Main Session: “Prayer”, and on Missions in her Break-Out Session on Friday afternoon. You’ll also get to hear from her as she gets interviewed during our “Heart-2-Heart with Holly” time!
Cinda is not an award winning author nor has she traveled the world speaking to many. She has been faithfully married to the husband of her youth for 28 years. Together, with her husband Matt, they have 10 children, two grandchildren, and two grands on the way. She has been blessed to stay at home and strives to mentor her children there. She is passionate about her family, children, teaching, garage sales, One Place App., decorating, and flowers.
She recognizes and acknowledges that she is not finished and that God is still working on her life. She is currently working through the books Think Differently by James McDonald, and Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions by George Barna. She lives with her family (no pets!) in the country in south-eastern Michigan.
Cinda will be speaking on Mentorship in her Main Session: “Bridging the Age-Gap with Mentorship”, and on Motherhood in her Break-Out Session: “Missional Motherhood”!
Faith is the oldest of nine and auntie to half a dozen people under two feet tall. She finds herself in unusual places she never imagined; like ministering in prisons, speaking to groups of women, blogging in the middle of the night, caretaking for people she loves, organizing events, leading Bible studies and the latest endeavor: finishing a book God compelled her to write.
When Faith isn’t doing the things she is surprised about, you can find her taking her niece to the park, reading a challenging book, or having coffee with a friend. Her primary calling is to the broken who crave the Hope that only Jesus can give. One of Faith’s greatest enjoyments in life is hanging out with multi-cultural, multi-aged, and various-staged individuals who all mirror God’s grand image.
Faith will be speaking on the Gospel in her short Main Session: “The Grand Invitation” and on Building Strong Friendships during her Main Session: “Seat-Saving Friends”.
Kelli is wife to a dedicated farmer and a mother to three active boys and two glory babies. She was a stay-at-home mom for eleven years and now she is the K-12 Secretary at Waldron Area Schools, where her boys attend. Before coming a wife and mother, she graduated at Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. From there, she worked as a credit analyst at an agricultural lending company. During college, she started a Bible study in her dorm room and has continued leading groups. Kelli truly enjoys getting her cup of coffee and her Bible out (before the sun and her sons get up), and spend time with the Lord Almighty.
Kelli will be speaking on Digging into God’s Word during her Main Session: “Come to His Table”!
Lorna became a Christian when she was 17 years old. She was an only child, so she was excited to be born into the family of Christ and have many believers as family! This August she will be married to her husband, Danny, for 40 years. She is the mother of five children, one daughter-in-law, and two sons-in-law. She has homeschooled all of her children and enjoys being hospitable and welcoming people into her home. She currently works in the children’s department at her church and is a great role-model for younger women. She loves the Lord and her family with all of her heart.
Lorna will be speaking on Marriage in her Break-Out Session on Friday afternoon. She will also be sharing during the Panel discussion on “Practical Hospitality”.
“Uncle Harold” has been a favorite speaker at PCM events since 2014 and is back again with some wisdom and humor from the Word! He is a husband, father and also a Papa to six small humans who love his donuts and endless games. Harold has spent years in full-time Ministry and has plenty of counseling under his belt. His “day job” is construction work…but his passion is sharing JESUS with the people around him. He teaches the seniors Sunday School class at his church and loves encouraging Christians of all ages and stages to reach out to a lost world. He believes in the power of hospitality and in doing missions in your corner. He can often be found organizing community events that will point people to Jesus…which maybe is why everywhere he goes people know him by name.
“Uncle Harold” will be speaking on being Missions-Minded during his Main Session: “Let’s be Gospel-Focused”!
Bart & Kathy Bingham
At the age of four, Bart Bingham was adopted. Ever since then he always knew he wanted to given back to him: a chance. When he and his wife, Kathy, were closet to empty-nesters, they decided that adoption was their calling. At first they were going to adopt one girl…but God had other plans. While in Russia to finalize their soon-to-be-daughter Olga’s paperwork, God laid a 15-year-old boy on both their hearts. One year later Andrei would have someone to call Mom and Dad for the first time in his life. Their story didn’t end there though as they felt there was more to this chapter in their lives to be written. They started working with an organization called Children’s HopeChest. Between the two of them they have gone on over 20 mission/vision trips to Guatemala and Ethiopia. Their work currently is exclusively in Ethiopia and particularly at a Carepoint called Tullo located about 5 hours south of the capital (Addis Ababa) in a town called Awassa. They work with approximately 180 children trying to get them clean water, food, education, and most importantly: a relationship with Jesus.
Bart and Kathy will be speaking on Missions during their Main Session: “Spread Jesus in Your Corner”.
Lauri is first a wife of 31 years to Harold, Mama to nine kids and two daughters-in-love, and the happy grandmother to half a dozen little people who call her “Muh”. One of Lauri’s greatest joys is making a home and practicing Hospitality. Her home is a revolving door of activity from neighbors and friends to grandchildren and strangers. She loves leading Home Bible Studies for women of all ages and stages and has a passion for one-on-one Mentorship. In the rare moments of “free time”, Lauri loves to read challenging books.
Lauri will be speaking on Hospitality during her Main Session: “Preparing His Table”!
with Worship Leaders: Tyler & Candy Church
Tyler and Candy have been happily married by God’s grace for a year and a half. They love adventuring through life together, growing in friendship and being loved by Jesus—learning to love Him more and the people around them in deeper ways. 2018 has been quite the adventure so far, bringing a new dog, a new home (and a thousand new projects that come with it) and a new baby coming in October! They are grateful for the goodness and faithfulness of God in all seasons of life. Worshiping Him together in song has been one of their highest delights and greatest joys since the Lord brought them together.
In addition to leading worship, Tyler and Candy will be speaking at the young ladies break out session on Friday on Guy/Girl Relationships!
Would you like to be a Sponsor?
Sometimes we find girls who would LOVE to join us, but can’t afford their tickets…and that’s where friends of PCM like YOU come in! We are happy to introduce sponsorship opportunities this year. You can buy a ticket through our PayPal account…just put “Sponsorship” in the notes section and we will be sure to connect your ticket with a girl who needs one. (If you are paying by check, put “sponsorship” in the memo line).
If you’d like to sponsor a girl you know, please purchase a ticket and fill out a registration form. If you would like to do it anonymously, please contact us through the contact form or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you with that process.
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Testimonies from PCM Events:
“Thank you for having the conference; I am glad I went. I really appreciated the commissioning at the end; it means a lot to me to be personally prayed over. ” -attendee (24 yrs. old)
“It was an awesome weekend!… I really appreciate that this conference is so focused on studying the Bible, learning from it and applying it’s truth into our lives.” attendee and Ambassador for PCM (14 yrs old)
“The small group time was definitely a highlight for this year’s conference.” -staff member
“Thank you so much for providing a retreat young ladies can go to feel refreshed in God’s Word and safe with their brothers and sisters in Christ!” -attendee (14 yrs.)
“When my daughter went to the Polished Cornerstone conference, she came back changed. She came home with Joy and a strong desire to pursue missions. These were true changes in her heart. She now loves to attend all Polished Cornerstone conferences.” -father of attendee
“This ministry has made me come alive….the conference may only last two days but the friends you make truly do last forever. Thank you for two years of joy and counting!” -attendee (15 yrs old)
“The conference was a good time of fellowship and evaluation on one’s walk with God. It gave a safe, encouraging, and yet challenging environment to grow in.” -attendee (24 yrs old)
“It has made my walk with Christ so much more of a relationship. I know who He is…. I love PCM!” -attendee (29 yrs old)