2017 Women's Retreat: "It's Not the Seed; It's the Soil"

February 24 - 25, 2017 | Featuring Linda Sweeney

God has given us (sown in us) what we need: plentiful and excellent seed. The problem is with "the soil," or our hearts. What are the things that keep us from taking root and growing as God intends?

Focusing on the parable of the sower in Matthew 13, Linda will lead us in delving into the truth that our hearts can be fertile ground, cultivated for His purposes and used for His glory, or they can be dry and unfruitful in the Kingdom of God.

We would love to have you join us for this overnight retreat at the Marietta Conference Center. Be encouraged, refreshed, and challenged as we grow together as women and sisters in Christ.

Early Bird pricing has been extended! The final deadline for all registrations is now February 7.

Registration is now closed!

Final deadline for all registrations & cancellations is now February 7.



  • 7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 8:45 Morning Worship
  • 8:45 - 9:45 Second Session with Linda Sweeney
  • 9:45 - 10:45 Small Groups
  • 10:45 - 11:00 Check-Out
  • 11:15 - 12:15 Final Session with Linda Sweeney


  • 3:00 - 5:00 Room and Retreat Check-In
  • 5:00 - 6:00 Welcome and Small Groups
  • 6:00 - 6:45 Dinner
  • 6:45 - 7:00 Praise and Worship
  • 7:00 - 8:00 First Session with Linda Sweeney
  • 8:00 - 9:00 Small Groups
  • 9:00 - 10:30 Game Time & Fellowship


Born and raised in Mississippi, Linda is a contributing teacher for The Amazing Collection, a study of every book of the Bible, and a board member with Big Dream Ministries. Her passion is to excite women to desire to know and obey the Word of God and to see that knowledge change their lives and those close to them for all eternity. Her heart is Bible study, being with her grandchildren, reading, and decorating.

Linda has spent eight years as a Teaching Leader with Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) where she taught over 600 women weekly and conducted training for 75 leaders. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Ed, for 50 years. She is the mother of two adult children and is a grandmother of two. Linda is a Sunday school teacher, a Bible study leader, and part of the Women’s Ministry team at Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta, GA.


Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center is a full-service hotel on a beautiful golf course near Atlanta, Georgia that offers upscale amenities, convenient access to Atlanta attractions, and unforgettable hospitality.


Feel free to contact us if you have any questions! 

Amber Wilson, Assistant Coordinator | Email: awilson@apostles.org | Phone: (404) 842-9915