4th Annual Living Waters Farm Leadership Retreat!
October 11th-13th – 2019
A lot has happened since the 1st Annual Event where we had 27 states and 3 counties in attendance. Big tents were set up, a 6 stall restroom trailer here and every single creature comfort we could think of was made available to our guests! It was spectacular! As the 2nd Living Waters Farm Event rolled around, we were challenged by a number of things that drew a big part of our west coast attendees to locations in closer proximity, and our numbers were 1/2 as many registered guests that we had the year before! It’s not about the numbers when it comes to quality, that’s for sure, but it takes the numbers to generate the funds necessary to produce (what was in Year 1) a $20,000 event.
The 2nd Annual Living Waters Farm Event was modified to accommodate our smaller crowd, and we traded the tents for the farmhouse for our training. As it turned out, that’s exactly what God had in mind…a smaller, more intimate gathering that would represent a core group that would lock arms for a vision for all future events!
We had training in the farmhouse and worship in the barn, at it was during our time in the barn that we shared the vision to make some modifications to the 3600 sq ft horse barn that would position it to accommodate 275 people moving forward! This way we’ll always be prepared for whatever size event we have at the farm, and we’ll never have to “sweat it” or make modifications again! Hallelujah!
WHAT IS THE LIVING WATERS FARM EVENT?
The Living Waters Farm Event is best described as a “LEADERSHIP RETREAT”. Just because the event takes place on a beautiful farm in Virginia, don’t think for a second that it’s all just fun and games or that quality business training is compromised by the casual setting! It’s a retreat…a time to step back from the hustle and bustle…a time to refresh and revive…AND A TIME TO LASER FOCUS ON training needed to leverage your life!
No matter who takes the microphone…no matter the topic, you’ll be better equipped for your business and more excited about your success than ever before by the time you leave! If you’re like most attendees of the past, you’ll be saying “I can’t wait to come back” when you leave too!
There’s a time and a place for glitz and glamour conventions, and they serve a great purpose in our business! But there’s also a growing need for quality time with other business people…a chance to genuinely connect…and there’s a time to slow down and catch your breath before you speed back up for success…AND IT’S TIME TO BUILD YOUR SKILL SET FOR SUCCESS!
So, what is a “retreat?” A retreat is a stepping away on PURPOSE AND A CHANCE TO GROW above and beyond where you are today. We don’t raise farm animals here, and we don’t raise many crops, but we know how to raise a belief system. We know how to raise hope, and excitement, and we know how to raise your Faith to better equip you for an amazing future. Toss in serious skill set training and you have an event you can’t afford to miss!
When you attend the Living Waters Farm Event, you’ll be fed great information, great food, great fellowship and great inspiration, and you’ll receive it all in the midst of one of Virginia’s most beautiful settings. This is a one-of-a-kind experience, and it could be just what you’ve been needing to propel forward in your life and in your business!
Of course, it’s NOT just what you learn, it’s who you learn from! Some of our most accomplished leaders will be at the Living Waters Farm in October! The list is growing each day! Here is a short list of SUPERSTAR trainers!
Tamia Bethea Williams
Earl & Sheri Stephens
Lisa Malinosky Alligood
We will be hosting a Barn Celebration Reception on Thursday evening @ 7:00 PM where we’ll give thanks to God for His blessings over the Living Waters Farm AND we’ll give proper thanks to all the supporters, (both financial and physical or both), for their part in making God’s Plan become a reality! There is no cost for this reception, however we DO need a head count! So please RSVP via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org OR comment on this post!
The Farm Expansion Project!
You KNOW you have something special going on when people selflessly step-up to help! Some of our help has come to us locally and some of our help has come far and wide! Some of our help has come to us in the form of financial support…some in the form of labor…and SOME of our help has contributed both! Terry Corle, our Event Manager came to town from Wilson, North Carolina to help. Earl and Regis Stephens came to town from New Orleans, Louisiana to help! Bill Powers came to town from San Antonio, Texas! Our vision to expand the barn may have been kindled as a “back up” plan to accommodate any size crowd on any size budget, but God has used this Vision to draw His people together to get the job D O N E! It’s been humbling and exciting to watch what’s taking place around here and we’re sure that you will feel the same way when you visit!
This year we will have “boots on the ground” as we dig into to skill set training beneficial to EVERYONE in business. Wanting to build a business is one thing…having the skill set and knowledge necessary to leverage your business is an entirely different story! Don’t miss this opportunity to LEARN and to GROW all at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better; you’ll be surrounded by beautiful farmland the entire weekend . You’ll enjoy training under a big tent equipped with tables, chairs, audio visual and stage. You’ll walk just a few feet away from the training tent to the meal tent for a cook-out lunch on Saturday and an old fashioned BBQ on Sunday. A continental breakfast will also be served each morning upon arrival. This stress-free farm setting will be a unique experience for all and it will provide a casual platform for you to visit with others and to get to know your speakers!
If it’s a cool October weekend, we’ll have heaters. If it’s hot, we’ll have fans. Are you wondering about “facilities? No worries! We’ll have restroom trailers equipped with flushing toilets and running water! They’re ALWAYS a big hit!
If you’re a fan of the front porch, you enjoy the view with me while you’re here. We’ll take in the view together and you can take as many pictures as you want so that you can savor the memories later on. We’ll also have a professional photographer at the farm for part of this event so that you can have professional and/or promotional photos made too!