Women's Retreat

April 12 -14

Chattanooga Convention Center

Join us for an unforgettable weekend away in downtown Chattanooga. You won’t want to miss out on this refreshing, fun, and purposeful opportunity to reflect on our theme of God Alone and connect with other women from Perimeter. With a relaxed schedule, there is plenty of time for fellowship, fun, prayer, rest, or exploring all Chattanooga has to offer.

We are so excited that this year we have Courtney Doctor and Kelly Kapic as our speakers, and our own Laura Story Elvington leading worship. We hope you can come away with us and be refreshed together.

Nursing moms are welcome with infants up to six months.


Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14, 2024


$135 (includes dinner Saturday night and all materials but does not include the hotel cost).
If the cost would keep you from attending, please contact Cyndie Jackson for a scholarship application as we want every Perimeter woman who wants to come, to be able to attend!


Chattanooga Convention Center


We have a contracted rate with the Marriott for $159 plus taxes and fees per night. This would be a King room for two people or a Double/Double for two to four people. You will need to book your room separately after you register for the retreat.

An email with the link to book with our discounted rate will be sent once you register for the retreat. We have a limited number of Double/Double rooms so be sure to book early if you would prefer that layout.

Opportunities to Help Others

You can volunteer to help during the retreat or donate so other women will be able to attend. Volunteer links will be emailed to you after you register.


Courtney Doctor

Courtney DoctorCourtney Doctor is an author, Bible teacher, frequent conference and retreat speaker, and periodic blogger. She received an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2013 and is the author of several Bible studies, including From Garden to Glory: A Bible Study on the Bible’s Story (2016); Steadfast: A Devotional Bible Study on the Book of James (2019); and In View of God's Mercies: The Gift of the Gospel in Romans (2022). She currently serves as the Director of Women's Initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. Her greatest desire in all of this is to be able to faithfully study, apply, and teach the word of God and help others to do the same.

God has blessed Courtney and her husband, Craig, with four wonderful children, three great kids-in-law, five sweet grandchildren, and their much-loved, goofy dog, Walter.

Kelly Kapic

Kelly M. Kapic is professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA, where he has taught since 2001. Kelly M. Kapic

He has written and edited over fifteen books, including You're Only Human, which won the Christianity Today Book of the Year Award in Theology (Popular) and the Southwestern Journal of Theology 2022 Book of the Year Award (Applied Theology/Ethics). He received the 2023 Georgia Author of the Year Finalist Award (Inspirational). An active speaker and collaborator, Kapic has also worked on research teams funded by the John Templeton Foundation and has written for various academic journals and popular magazines, including serving on the Board of editorial consultants for the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care.

Kelly and his wife Tabitha have two adult children, Jonathan and Margot.

Worship Leaders

Laura Story Elvington and Perimeter Worship

Laura StoryLaura is a songwriter, a worship leader, writer, speaker, and artist and yet is an unassuming woman. Her Grammy-nominated songs, as well as her books BlessingsWhen God Doesn’t Fix ItI Give Up, and So Long Normal, have brought hope to millions around the world. Traveling for concerts, retreats, leading worship for us at Perimeter, and loving the life she shares with her husband Martin, and children Josie, twin boys Ben and Griffin, and Timothy are everyday gifts of mercy in her life she shares.


Friday, April 12

4:00 - 7:00 pm: Hotel and Retreat Check-in

6:30 pm: Doors Open for Session

7:00 pm: Session One – Courtney Doctor

Saturday, April 13

9:00 am: Doors open for Session Two

9:30 am: Session Two – Courtney Doctor

5:45 pm: Doors open for dinner 

6:00 pm: Dinner

7:00 pm: Session Three – Courtney Doctor

Sunday, April 14

9:00 am: Doors open for Session Four

9:30 am: Session Four – Kelly Kapic

11:30 am: Closing thoughts, dismissal and checkout