“Like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.”
I Thessalonians 2:7b-8
Refresh is a ministry with the sole purpose of connecting and renewing moms in central Arkansas. We desire to be a village of mothers helping women navigate the different stages of motherhood in a biblical way from baby bumps to caps and gowns.
Refresh is a place to find other mothers who are walking your same path and mothers who have been there. Our hope is you will be pointed to Jesus at every step of the way as He is the one who can truly refresh your spirit.
We are excited to return to Refresh Gatherings this fall! A new registration link will appear each month for the next gathering. Below, you will find COVID-specific info as we move forward in serving you this year!
NEW ENTRY POINT: Please enter for Refresh at the North Lobby Entrance (to the right of the outdoor playground)!
DINNER: We will serve a boxed dinner (sandwich, chips, cookie, and bottled water). You are also welcome to bring your own dinner if you would prefer!
SEATING: Tables will be spread apart with 3-4 chairs per table.
MASKS: We ask that you wear a mask while entering the building and throughout our time together with the exception of eating dinner.
CHILDCARE: Childcare is available and open! We have limited our class sizes and teachers will be following all GSFBC COVID guidelines - spots will be limited so register early!
Spring 2021 Refresh Gatherings:
For more info, please contact [email protected].
Jill Champagne & Robyn Wolf: [email protected]
What happens at Refresh?
At our monthly and weekly meetings, we will focus on material that helps us grow in our walk with God as His daughters, and as mothers.
THURSDAYS: Each month, you can expect to see a friendly face when you walk through the door, guiding you to dinner ready to eat! (That you didn’t have to make!) A different speaker will lead us each month, followed by a time of small groups at your table, and some extra wisdom provided from our Mentor Moms (seasoned moms who no longer have children in their homes).
TUESDAYS: Each week, you will be greeted with a snack-breakfast (& COFFEE!) ready for you! We will travel between books, Bible studies, and just real-Mom talk each week.
Who can attend Refresh?
Refresh is for moms from the time they are pregnant, fostering, or adopting that first sweet baby, till your last baby is a senior in high school. In order to keep this a comfortable, free space for moms to share and encourage one another, we ask that attendees not bring others outside of these parameters, i.e. teenage daughters, spouses, etc.
Where and when does Refresh meet?
Refresh has multiple meeting options. We meet monthly – (typically) every second Thursday of the month – from 6:00pm - 8:00pm and weekly – every Tuesday – from 9:30am - 11:00am. You may choose to attend one, the other, or both!
Refresh monthly gatherings meet in the Venue, located on the second level of the church. You will enter the Main Lobby doors and be greeted by a friendly face to help you find us!
Do you provide something for my children?
Yes! We provide childcare from birth-6th grade. Not only will your children be well taken care of with plenty of play time, but they will have their own time of learning and experience God through Bible time, music, crafts, games, etc.
Children birth-Kindergarten will meet in the Preschool Area, while children 1st-6th grade will meet in the Children’s Game Area.
Children joining us on Thursday nights will be fed a dinner of chicken strips, chips, and dessert each month – if you would prefer to bring a different dinner for your child, just let us know!
What are the dates for Refresh?
Fall 2020 Refresh Gatherings:
Thursday, October 8
Thursday, November 12
Thursday, December 10