Join us for the 2019 Ladies Retreat from September 6th-8th. This will be an opportunity to train and better equip your walk with the Lord. We’ll study God’s Word as we enjoy fellowship and fun activities. Best of all, take time to relax in the peaceful valley of Living Waters Bible Camp.


Teachable Moments: Life is made up of moments in time. Our moments turn into days, our days turn into weeks and our weeks turn into a lifetime. God is at work in our lives at each and every moment.

How often do we pass up these moments because it comes and goes so quickly? This weekend we will learn how to take those moments and make them matter. These moments are what mold us and shape us into the image of our Savior.

Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith


Professor Elizabeth Smith is MBI’s Program Head for Children and Family Ministry where using her MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Systematic Theology in the classroom to prepare her students for ministry is her joy and privilege.

Elizabeth loves working with women, children and families in ministry and has done so for over 30 years, encouraging them to grow in knowledge and love for the Lord. Elizabeth has been married to her husband, Pastor Brian Smith, for 30 years and has 3 adult children(2 are married and she loves being a Mom-in-law). In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys walking along the Fox River, Watching black and white movies, texting in family chats and eating gluten free pizza with her family and friends. Her personal motto is, “life is an adventure; you might as well hang on tight and enjoy it.”

Ben and Nicky Hacker, church planters

Ben and Nicky Hacker, church planters


This year’s basket silent auction will go to benefit Ben and Nicole Hacker.

God has given us a strong desire to spend our days seeing people's lives changed with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and then to see them apply that gospel to their lives so that recover their true purpose in life: to live for the glory of God at peace with him and one another. That desire brought us to Madison three years ago and now leads us deeper into the city that we enjoy so much.

God has been steadily growing our heart for the near-east side of Madison - specifically the Marquette/Willy Street and SASY (Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara) neighborhoods and the culture that radiates out from them to the rest of the east side and beyond. This area is known for its eclectic community of artisans, independent small businesses and street festivals. With this area as our focus we hope to plant a healthy gospel-centered church that will be positioned to serve the community as we love Jesus, live like Jesus, and speak of Jesus.

The monies raised during the silent auction will go to help fund Ben's salary. Both he, and his planting partner Michael, are raising the majority of their salary for the first five years to allow Eastside Church to establish and begin to grow. The long range plan is to be fully funded by the Eastside General fund. Thank you for your willingness to partner with us as we plant Eastside Church!

For more information you can visit their website or the Eastside website

If you’re interested in donating a basket to the silent auction, bring it to camp when you come. Come ready to shop and to make a difference for God’s kingdom.

Questions regarding the Silent Auction can contact Jenny Thompson


Living Waters provides quality dorm style accommodations. Rooms sleep up to 12 in sturdy bunk beds (bedding is not included). All rooms have electricity, tiled floors, heat and air conditioning. Most rooms have attached bathrooms while a few are a short distance from a bath house. If you’d prefer private or more comfortable accommodations, please contact: Westby House Inn (608.634.4112), Old Towne Motel (608.634.2111), or Central Express Inn (608.634.2950).


Nursing babies under 6 months are welcome. Please specify on our registration to allow for adequate housing.


Living Waters volunteers will prepare and serve delicious meals specially designed for the Ladies Retreat. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions, allergies or special needs when you register! Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks prior to the event. For those who have indicated a need, there will be a gluten-free option at every meal. 


Arrive: Friday September 6th 6:00 pm

Depart: Sunday Sept 8th 1:00pm

Friday PM:  Welcome, Praise and Introductions, snacks and lots of laughs.

Saturday & Sunday: 3 Sessions with the keynote speaker and time for reflection.


  • Giant Swing

  • Kickapoo Coffee Tour

  • Essential Oils

  • Cooking Classes,

  • Tabernacle Tours

  • And much more!


  • Silent Auction and Trivia amidst a relaxed evening of great conversation and delicious edibles.


Bring a friend with you to camp. When you register you will be asked if you have housing requests. Add the name of your friend and we will do our best (can’t promise) to put you in the same dorm room.


18 years old and up - $125 per person

After September 1st the fee increases to $145 per person.

Conference Fee includes: