Thank you for helping make THIS 2019 a success! Stay tuned for more information about THIS 2020 - September 15-16, 2020

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THIS - Twenty-Four Hours In the Spirit

THIS is something different.  THIS is Twenty-four Hours In the Spirit–a chance for 24 women in and around Warren County to stop their regular routine for a concentrated chance to focus on God’s word, to refresh, and to enjoy fellowship with other women.

About THIS

Starting at 11:30am on a Tuesday and wrapping up at 11:30am on a Wednesday, THIS is a volunteer-driven, God-focused, mid-week retreat for women.  While the event is not affiliated with or sponsored from a single church or denomination, members of multiple churches have gathered together to sponsor and lead this event as a ministry to those in our community.

The program includes Lunch and Dinner on the first day, a one-night stay in a brand new hotel in Indianola, Breakfast and Lunch on the second day, four sessions of worship and message, free time, optional activities, and ways to pause, refresh, and reflect on the greatness of God. The message comes from the Scripture. The songs include a blend of traditional hymns, praise songs, and contemporary Christian songs.

If you’re ready to carve off time for 24 hours to refresh and reconnect with God and likeminded women, sign up now!

  • When: Tuesday, September 17th at 11:30 am to Wednesday, September 18th at 11:30 am
  • Where: Country Inn & Suites – 501 East Trail Ridge Ave., Indianola, IA 50215
  • Cost: $89 per person
  • Registration: Click here to register now!

About this year's theme

As women, we spend so much time wondering what we’ll wear, leafing through fashion magazines, shopping online, comparing our shoes or hair or outlook to others, but the Bible has something else entirely to say. Join us for 24 hours this September in a Bible-based exploration of what to wear.  Enjoy laughter, fellowship, reflection, food, fun, and four sessions of Bible study in this third annual women’s retreat in Indianola Iowa.

  • Session 1 – Don’t worry about it.  Matthew 6:25-34
  • Session 2 – Clothed in strength and dignity.  Proverbs 31:25
  • Session 3 – Put on love. Colossians 3:14
  • Session 4 – Put on the full armor of God.  Ephesians 6:10-18

When & Where

  • When: Tuesday, September 17th at 11:30 am to Wednesday, September 18th at 11:30 am
  • Where: Country Inn & Suites – 501 East Trail Ridge Ave., Indianola, IA 50215
  • Cost: $89 per person
  • Registration: Click here to register now!


Registration for THIS 2019 is now closed.


If you would like to make a financial donation to THIS or would like to sponsor someone’s $89 registration click the button below.

In addition to financial support, we are also in need of several other in-kind donations, like food items and decorations. Please click the button below to find out more.


On-site praying, off-site praying, meal preparation, musicians, and many more volunteer opportunities are needed to help make THIS a success. Please click the button below for a full list of volunteer opportunities.

Help us share this event!

Help us fill registration! Download the flyer and post at your church, business, or pass it out among your friends! Click here to download the flyer.


Click the button below to register today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

This base registration price is $89 per person. This price covers the cost of the room, but it will not cover the costs associated with meals, taxes on the rooms, etc.

Where participants feel led to pay more to cover the costs of meals, we are enabling them to do so by making a financial or in-kind donation.

We are also asking for churches and other entities to help with sponsorship, financial, or in-kind donations as they feel led

Where does it take place?

THIS will be held at the new Country Inn & Suites in Indianola, Iowa 501 East Trail Ridge Avenue

How do the accommodations work?

Women may indicate their preference upon registration to room alone or with someone.  The per-person price for THIS remains the same for each participant, regardless of their rooming selection

How can I help?

THIS could use your support in any of the following ways. We appreciation your support and know THIS would not be possible without you.

  • Prayer support – pray for the women, the volunteers, and the event, before and after
  • On-site prayer support – pray for the women during the event itself, on site as a prayer partner
  • Worship leading – We are currently looking for one woman to play guitar, one to play keyboards, and two vocalists to help lead worship during the event. If you are interest, or know someone who is, please get in contact with us. 
  • Volunteer tasks – There are many other opportunities to get involved with THIS. Click here to see the full list.
  • Financial support – We appreciate any financial support you can offer to THIS. Your donations will help us defray registration costs for those who can’t afford it, as well as cover any additional costs and fees associated with the event. Click here to make a financial donation.
  • In-Kind Donations – In addition to financial support, we are also in need of several other in-kind donations, like food items and decorations. Click here see a full list.

Do volunteers get in free?

Any participant may choose to volunteer in addition to her paid registration.  Any volunteer may choose to pay for registration in addition to her volunteer service. Worship leaders are not expected to pay for their registration, but are expected to be present for all worship sessions.

  • Meal counts and activity supplies are based on paid registrations, and are not expected to include volunteers.
  • Any volunteer may participate in any of the worship sessions by indicating her desire to do so to the volunteer coordinator. (the meeting room has a maximum capacity of 50 people, and we will try to keep it under 40 for everyone’s comfort.).
  • The thank-you event for volunteers is on Tuesday 9/19 from 9:00-10:30 AM, and includes breakfast goodies, and a chance for the event planners to thank and pray with the many volunteers who contributed their time.

Is there a longer term picture?

We are praying THIS will become two things:

  • An annual event for women in and around Warren County
  • A “portable” / “reproducible” package that can allow a 24-hour women’s retreat in other towns and cities across the US.