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THE WEEKEND

Glean from biblical teaching and practical sessions that deal with how to best live the moments that really matter in your life now and in eternity.

When is the last time you had an uninterrupted weekend to spend time connecting with yourself or with friends? From space intentionally created to allow for rest and reflection in your schedule to life-giving sessions and fun activities, there will be memorable moments to relax, unwind, and go all out this girl’s weekend!

Join Chrystal, her family– Priscilla Shirer, Lois Evans, Kariss Farris– and some of her special sister circle as they share what God has put on their hearts to minister to the multi-faceted moments we face and conquer in life together.

the experiences

 

Join me at my first Sister Circle Retreat for a four day/three night life-changing experience. Break away from the distractions of everyday life to give yourself the intentional space to hear from God through great teaching and be inspired with practical tips for living your life well. This retreat will give you quality time to rest, time to play, and a chance to learn and grow as you connect with other women who are choosing to own their story and show up for their lives. Registration includes meals, accommodations, life-changing sessions, fun activities, and even time built-in for relaxation. My sister circle and I can’t wait to connect with you there.

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Come One Day Early!
The Speaker and Writer Summit Experience is designed for you if you are figuring out how to get that book written, developing your speaking platform, or honing your ability to lead others well. So whether you’re launching your own ministry or you’re ready to take the business of marketing your message to the next level, come a day early on Wednesday, October 16 to get personalized and practical resources from Chrystal and her team. The Summit Experience includes all of the perks from the VIP Experience as well! To ensure a high-touch approach, the Speaker and Writer Summit is limited to 25 people.

$350 + Cabin Package

 

Whether you choose to enjoy some time alone or have the full slumber party experience, add a few perks to your girl’s getaway with the VIP Experience. Start the retreat by attending a private reception with Chrystal and her special sister circle including her family – Priscilla Shirer, Lois Evans, Kariss Farris- and many more retreat speakers and special guests. You’ll also enjoy one-year of complimentary access to the Live a Life You Love Online Course (valued at $197), VIP seating in general sessions (not available in break-out workshop sessions), and some extra goodies in your swag bag from some of Chrystal’s partners and friends.

$199 + Cabin Package

The Hosts

Chrystal

Chrystal Evans Hurst is an energetic, fun-loving “girl-next-door” who loves to encourage other women in fulfilling their full potential in Christ. Chrystal is an author, speaker, and worship leader. She is also a self-proclaimed ”geek”, who is actively seeking help for her addiction to Starbucks, sweet tea, and chocolate chip cookies.

 

Priscilla

Priscilla Shirer is a wife and mom first, but put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart, and you’ll see why thousands meet God in powerful, personal ways at her conferences and through her books and Bible studies. Priscilla loves making homemade cinnamon rolls for her boys, hosting family and friends, and occasionally stealing away to watch a Netflix movie… or two. 

 

Lois

Lois Evans is the Founder of The Pastors’ Wives Ministry. She is married to her favorite pastor/teacher and best friend, Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. Lois has four children: Chrystal, Priscilla, Anthony, Jr., and Jonathan, four granddaughters and eight grandsons, and two great-grandchildren. She loves sunsets, fresh flowers, and spending time with her family.

Kariss

Kariss loves Jesus and is obsessed with anything creative. She owns and runs a photography business, Pharris Photography with her husband Josh. You can find her shooting photos, sewing, DIY-ing, perfecting her home or trying new crafts to create beautiful things with her hands. She is a mom of two, her sweet girl Ellie and busy boy, JT. 

the slumber party

Let’s go all out this  girl’s weekend with a full slumber party experience. Book this room with your crew for a weekend you’ll never forget!.  Your room will have a queen bed, two sets of bunk beds (4 beds), and two full bathrooms.

(5-6 per room)
$499 Per Person
Earlybird Pricing ends 6/30/19

the circle cabin

If you want some quality girl time while still enjoying a little space to unwind, the Circle Package is perfect for you. Bring a few friends or let us pair you with other women who would like to bunk in these spacious cabins for a wonderful weekend of bonding. Your room will have a queen bed, two sets of bunk beds (4 beds), a full bathroom, and a half-bathroom.

(3-4 Per room)
$649-$799 Per Person
Earlybird Pricing ends 6/30/19

the sister cabin

If you want some quality one on one time with one sister and some extra space  to unwind, the Sisters Package is perfect for you. Bring one friend or let us pair you with another woman for a wonderful week of bonding. Your room will have a queen bed, two sets of bunk beds (4 beds), a full bathroom, and a half bathroom.

(2 per room)
$1199 Per Person
Earlybird Pricing ends 6/30/19

THE LOCATION

PINE COVE – TYLER, TEXAS

You can find the Pine Cove Woods in beautiful East Texas, just 15 miles south of I-20. Located right outside of Tyler, Texas, the retreat center is  120 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and 100 miles from Shreveport!

Not only is this a beautiful place to be, Pine Cove is the perfect location for both recreation and relaxation. Whether you would enjoy biking along scenic paths, riding through trails on horseback, walking around the lake, or simply taking in  the waterfront views while you chill out in a rocking chair on the dock, this retreat location is designed to help you feel refreshed and find renewal.

THE DETAILS

Travel

We recommend flying into Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) or Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL). The commute is approximately 2 hours (120 miles away) from both Dallas airports.

Transportation to the event will not be provided but we encourage you to split the cost of a rental car or share an Uber to get to the event. Coming alone? No worries!  Once you are registered, you will be able to connect with other attendees in the The Sister Circle Retreat Facebook Group!

Please see our FAQ section for more details.

 

The Schedule

Wednesday (Summit Attendees)

4:00 PM Check-in For Speaker & Writer Summit

6:00 PM Speaker & Writer Summit Dinner

 

Thursday (Summit Attendees)

8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast

9:00-11:45 AM Summit Session 1

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch

1:00-3:30 PM  Summit Session 2

Thursday

4:00 PM Retreat Check-in

6:00 PM Dinner

8:00 PM Reception (VIP)

Friday

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 –11:45 AM Session 1 & 2

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch

1:15 -3:00 PM Session 3

3:00-5:30 PM Siesta

5:45- 6:45 PM Dinner

7:00 – 9:00 PM Coffee with Chrystal

Saturday  

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 – 11:45 AM Session 4 & 5

12:00 PM Lunch

1:15 -3:00 PM Session 6

3:00 -5:45 PM Siesta

5:45 PM Dinner

8:00 PM Pajama Party

 

Sunday

9:00 -10:00 AM Breakfast and Closing Session

10:00 – 11:00 AM Check out

 

 

 

The Schedule

Wednesday (Summit Attendees)

4:00 PM Check-in For Speaker & Writer Summit

6:00 PM Speaker & Writer Summit Dinner

 

Thursday (Summit Attendees)

8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast

9:00-11:45 AM Summit Session 1

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch

1:00-3:30 PM  Summit Session 2

 

Thursday

4:00 PM Retreat Check-in

6:00 PM Dinner

8:00 PM Reception (VIP)

 

Friday

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 –11:45 AM Session 1 & 2

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch

1:15 -3:00 PM Session 3

3:00-5:30 PM Siesta

5:45- 6:45 PM Dinner

7:00 – 9:00 PM Coffee with Chrystal

 

Saturday  

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 – 11:45 AM Session 4 & 5

12:00 PM Lunch

1:15 -3:00 PM Session 6

3:00 -5:45 PM Siesta

5:45 PM Dinner

8:00 PM Pajama Party

 

Sunday

9:00 -10:00 AM Breakfast and Closing Session

10:00 – 11:00 AM Check out

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. What time does the Retreat begin?

Speaker and Writer Summit Attendees can check in at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Check-in for the Retreat begins at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. The Retreat will conclude at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.

 

2. What is the closest airport to the Retreat? How long is the drive?

We recommend flying into Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) or Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL). The commute is approximately 2 hours (120 miles away) from both Dallas airports. For out of town guests, we recommend renting a car at the airport, Zipcar and carpooling with ladies who have similar travel itineraries. After registering for the event, you can join our Sister Circle Retreat Facebook group to connect with other friends open to carpooling as well. Use this address for driving directions to our specific Retreat location: Pine Cove Woods, 15790 County Road 1113, Tyler, TX 70703.

 

3. Is there transportation available from the airport?

No. However, if you would like to connect with other ladies interested in carpooling, you can totally do this in the Retreat Facebook group. Link for the Facebook group will be provided at the time of registration.

 

4. Is parking available? Is there a cost?

There is ample, free parking available at the Retreat site.

 

5. What is included in the all-inclusive rate?

Your registration for The Sister Circle Retreat includes meals, lodging, workshops and activities. If you want to add to your Retreat experience, consider registering for the VIP or Summit Experience.

 

6. What meals will be provided during the Retreat?

Meals will start with Thursday dinner and will be provided during the Retreat through Sunday morning’s breakfast. Sharing meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) is a part of the sister experience! If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, we will collect those details from you after you have registered. Snacks are not included, but you are welcome to bring your own.  There is also a lovely coffee shop for you to purchase additional beverages and snacks during the Retreat. Meals are provided beginning with dinner on Wednesday evening for Summit Attendees.

 

7. What are the sleeping arrangements for the Retreat?

We are glamping!

Each room has a queen bed and several bunks that are self-assigned on a first come, first served basis. Each cabin has a private full bathroom and a half bath. Slumber Party Cabins have two full bathrooms.

Your lodging/sleeping arrangements are selected at registration. You will either be paired with a group of your selection or, if you are looking for roommates, we’ll help match you to other friends who are looking for roommates too!

 

8. Can I stay in a room by myself?

We hope everyone can connect during the Retreat and have a full sister experience, so we do not recommend solo rooms on-site. However, if you have needs that require a private space, please email us at retreat@chrystalevanshurst.com.

 

9. If I’m attending by myself can you help place me in a room?

Yes. If you’re coming solo we will help connect you with other friends who need roommates.  

 

10. What activities will be available during the Retreat?

The weekend will be chocked full of life-changing workshops and life-giving activities. Enjoy powerful worship experiences, dynamic break-out sessions, curated experiences during our daily siesta, and other on-site activities such as ziplining, horseback riding, and biking.  Once you’re on-site we’ve got you covered!  

 

11. What is NOT included in the all-inclusive rate?

Transportation is not included. Each person is responsible for their own travel to and from our Retreat location. Items of personal nature or souvenirs can be purchased at the Retreat.

 

12. Are there payment plans available?  

Yes! Payment plans are available. For more information on payment plans please email us at [email protected] 

 

13. Are there scholarships available?

At this time, scholarships are not available. 

 

14. What is the last day to register?

Early bird registration will end June 30. Regular Registration will be open until Friday, August 30 or until full. We intentionally designed this Retreat to provide an intimate, meaningful sister experience, so spots are limited and are expected to fill quickly. 

 

15. What is the cancellation policy?

It is an extraordinary commitment for us to create such an intimate experience for you, therefore ALL payments are non-refundable, but we do allow transfers. If you need to transfer your registration to another person, please email [email protected] for instructions on how to do so.

 

16. What is the minimum age for attendees?

To allow space for honest, multi-faceted dialogue we ask that participants are 16 years of age or older.  

 

17. Is the Retreat location wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Once registered you will be able to indicate your specific needs.

 

18. Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not allowed. If you have a service animal, please contact us at [email protected] for more information.  

 

19. I have food allergies, can you accommodate my dietary restrictions?

Yes. Once registered you will be able to indicate your specific needs.

 

20. Will I have cell phone reception and WiFi access?  

While we hope you unplug as much as possible during the Retreat, most cell phone data services work fine at the Retreat site. WiFi is not available, however, we hope you take this great opportunity to disconnect and enjoy a break from everyday distractions.

 

21. What do I need to bring to the Retreat?

This is your chance to experience “Glamping,” where nature and traditional cabins meet modern amenities. All attendees will receive a recommended packing list prior to the Retreat. See question 7 for more on sleeping arrangements. The cabins assigned for the Sister Circle Retreat are a combination of brand new or recently renovated facilities. You are provided with one set of sheets, one washcloth, and one towel for the duration of your stay. Rooms are not refreshed during your stay like a hotel, so feel free to bring additional linens if you would like.

 

22. I’m coming from out of the country. Can you provide documentation for my visa?

Please visit the US Department of State website for information on how to obtain a guest Visa.

 

23. Can I volunteer?

Thank you for your willingness to help, but we are fully staffed at this time. However, there are a couple of internship openings coming available soon, which will include the opportunity to support the Retreat. Keep an eye out for details on Chrystal’s emails or follow her on Facebook and Instagram so you are sure to catch the announcement. The deadline to apply is May 27, 2019.

 

24. How can I get updates for this Retreat and future events?

Please sign up for Chrystal’s email list to be one of the first to learn about the Retreat and other special events and programs. You can also connect with Chrystal on Facebook and Instagram to keep the sister circle going all year long.

 

25. If I’ve attended Chrystal’s Writers and Speaker Workshop in the past, should I register for The Summit?

While much of the content covered will be similar, The Summit will be the workshop with a twist! Chrystal will be joined by special guests and there will be new and exciting content as well. The Summit will be beneficial for first-timers and those who have attended a past Speaker/Writer Workshop.

 

26. If I have additional questions, who can I contact?

We would be happy to answer any other questions you might have.  Please email us at [email protected].  

 

Join us for the Sister Circle Retreat and you can expect:

We can’t wait to see you there!

Brand & Sponsor Partners

Are you interested in being a Brand Sponsor for The Sister Circle Retreat? We’d love to talk. Email us!

Still have questions? Contact us at [email protected].