Retreat materials notebook is an additional $30.

Western cottages with linens are used on a first-come, first-served basis (three to six per room).

Attendance at a WCW Basics seminar is a pre-requisite for attending WCW Specifics.
 
2018 Specifics 1 Seminar: January 22–24
 

The WCW Specifics seminar helps prepare Christian ladies in their God-given task of teaching and counseling younger women; it teaches how to apply basic, biblical principles to specific problems. Six to eight topics are covered each January.

 

Benefits to the Camper: learn to recognize causes of problems and then to connect the biblical solution with the problem; understand the sufficiency of Scripture and the need to help others apply the truths of God’s Word to unravel the bondage of personal problems; receive helpful counseling resource material about the specific topics covered with a biblical application section for each topic

 

Benefits to the Church: ladies are equipped with counseling helps that are based on the complete sufficiency of Scripture and that do not follow the modern trend of compromising biblical truth with secular psychology; ladies receive instruction in working under their pastor’s authority and direction and will thus be an aid in carrying the load of helping women in the church; ladies are encouraged to prepare for counseling by continuing to learn and apply God’s Word in their own lives.

 

Highlights: case study groups and discussions; counseling role playing; opportunity to fellowship with other ladies who have a burden to help women and girls of all ages

 
LIFE-DOMINATING PROBLEMS
Session and Notes
Anger and Chronic Bitterness
Alcohol and Drugs
Anxiety (Fear, Worry, Panic Attacks)
Perfectionism
Depression and Discouragement
Notes Only
Lack of Discipline
Overcoming Sinful Habits
Self-indulgence; Murmuring and Complaining

PROBLEMS COMMON IN CHURCH MINISTRIES
Session and Notes
Invitation and Altar Work
Assurance of Salvation
Serving God / Spiritual Apathy
Notes Only: Authority Issues—Function and Limitations;
Handling Offenses Within the Church Family; Helping “Burned Out” Servants of God; Decision Making and the Will of God;
Helping Others Develop Personal Devotions; Problems Involving Worldliness; Making Disciples (Who Is Caring for Our Women?);
Follow-up and Soul-winning
PROBLEMS INVOLVING SEXUAL ISSUES
Session and Notes
Adultery, Affairs of the Mind
Molestation, Incest
Pornography
Fornication, Sexual Promiscuity, Abstinence
Notes Only: Premarital Counseling;
Sexual Problems in Marriage; Homosexuality


CRISIS COUNSELING
Session and Notes
Discovery of Sexual Sin
Grief Over Any Major Loss
Death of a Loved One
Domestic Violence
Crisis Counseling
Financial Crisis
Medical Emergencies
Notes Only: Adversity; Injustice;
Child Protective Services

   
PROBLEMS COMMON AMONG MARRIED WOMEN
Session and Notes
Divorce and Abandonment
Second Marriages, Step-parenting
Common Marriage Problems
Notes Only: Submission to Husbands;
Unsaved or Ungodly Husbands


PROBLEMS COMMON AMONG WOMEN
Session and Notes
Problems Working Women Face
Problems Single Women / Single Mothers Face
(Unmarried, Divorced, Widowed)
Problems Stay-at-home Mothers Face
Stress-related Problems—Complaining, Discontent, Overspending
Discouragement
Notes Only: PMS, Menopause; Problems Common in
Old Age; Caring for Elderly Parents
PROBLEMS COMMON AMONG CHILDREN
Sessions and Notes
Child Abuse
School Problems—Failing Grades, Cheating,
Lying, Stealing, Fighting
Childhood Depression and Anxiety
Notes Only: ADD and ADHD; “Special Needs” Children;
Angry Kids; Teaching Children How to Solve Problems;
Counseling Children; Encouraging Children to Talk


PROBLEMS COMMON AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE
Session and Notes
Loneliness, Social Life
Eating Disorders—Bulimia, Anorexia
Self-injury
Notes Only: The Internet, Pornography, MySpace;
Teen Promiscuity; Choosing a Ministry and Career;
Dating and Choosing a Spouse


PROBLEMS COMMON AMONG PARENTS
Session and Notes
Discipline Structure, Perimeters
Rebelling Children, Prodigal Children
Family Fighting
Parental Failure
Notes Only: Parenting an Adult Child; Home Schooling—Problems, Choosing a Curriculum; Single Parenting; Encouraging Mothers; Raising Step-children, Foster Children, Adopted Children; Preventing Rebellion
 
Final schedule will be available at registration upon arrival.
  Monday  
4:00 Registration opensplease do not arrive early
  6:00 Dinner
  7:00 Session
  8:30 Break
  8:45 Session
  10:00 Free Time
  11:00 Quiet in Cabin Area
     
  Tuesday  
  8:00 Breakfast
  8:45 Session
  10:15 Break
  10:45 Session
  12:30 Lunch
  1:15 Free Time & Optional Activities
  4:00 Session
  6:00 Dinner
  7:00 Session
  8:30 Break
  8:45 Session
  11:00 Quiet in Cabin Area
     
  Wednesday  
  8:00 Breakfast
  8:45 Session
  10:15 Break
  10:45 Session
  12:30 Lunch
  1:00 Departure
 
 

Thanks for visiting!  Please contact us if you have any questions.

49191 Cherokee Road      Newberry Springs, CA  92365
E-mail: info@ironwood.org     Phone: 760.257.3503     Fax: 760.652.4808