The 2020 N.C. Baptist Women’s Retreat, “In the Secret,” will encourage and challenge you to cultivate your relationship with the Lord through study of His Word, time in prayer, and fellowship and encouragement with other women who are also seeking to know Him more.

Throughout the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells His followers to pray, give, fast and serve in the secret place, and our Heavenly Father, who sees what is done in the secret place, will reward us. But we live in a culture that encourages us to broadcast the “secret things” on social media, in conversations and in other areas of our lives. How can we obey the Word of the Lord without succumbing to cultural pressures? The 2020 N.C. Baptist Women’s Retreat will focus on the different ways Jesus tells His followers to live and worship in the secret place while existing in a world that says otherwise.

Registration opens June 1 at 10 a.m.

“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” 

Matthew 6:6

Featured Speakers

Missie Branch

Worship Speaker
Michelle “Missie” Branch is the assistant dean of students to women and the director of graduate life at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she serves women in both the college and the seminary. She is the wife of William “Duce” Branch, who is an assistant professor and Ph.D. student at Southeastern. Several years ago, Duce and Missie co-planted a church in Philadelphia, where she served as a pastor’s wife, a children’s ministry director, a women’s ministry leader and more. Missie is passionate about ministering to women and speaks at various conferences and events to train, encourage, equip and refresh others. She has been a mentor to many ladies, and she currently serving alongside her family at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh.

Meg Barnes

Worship Leader
Meg Barnes serves in the worship ministry at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, where her husband, Andrew, serves on staff. Meg is a native of Wilmington, Del. She graduated in 2006 from James Madison University in Virginia and has worked in marketing for a civil engineering firm for 11 years. Having committed her life to Christ at a young age, Meg has a deeply rooted love for the Lord and His church and desires for all people to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” based on 2 Peter 3:18 through His Word and discipleship relationships.



Check in Begins
*Please note lunch is not provided on Friday

1 – 1:45 p.m.

Main Session, Hollifield Auditorium

2 – 3 p.m.

Breakout Session One

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Breakout Session Two

4:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Prayer Time

5:15 p.m.

Dinner, Dining Halls

7 p.m.

Main Session, Hollifield Auditorium
After Main Session — game room, flashlight tour or time to relax


7 a.m.

Breakfast, Dining Halls

8:15 – 8:45 a.m.

Call to Worship, Hollifield Auditorium

9 – 10 a.m.

Breakout Session Three

10 – 10:45 a.m.

Church Discussion Time/Hour of Reflection (Checkout prior to 10:30 a.m.) 

11 – Noon

Bonus Breakout Session // Lunch in Dining Hall** (according to assigned group)

Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch in Dining Hall // Bonus Breakout Session** (according to assigned group)

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Breakout Session Four

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Final Main Session, Hollifield Auditorium

Contact us for more information.

Email [email protected] or call (800) 395-5102, ext. 5558

Contact us for more information.

Email [email protected] or call (800) 395-5102, ext. 5558

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