By the power of God and for God’s glory, Come before Winter exists to renew, equip, honor, and unite women in ministry around the world.

Our renewals are geared toward renewing servant leaders, mentors, and ministers who by the nature of their daily service may become susceptible to fatigue, discouragement, even burnout. Each renewal is offered free of charge for those who apply and are accepted. Our generous donors cover all costs except for travel to and from the event and spending money.

  • We offer renewals for women in ministry around the world. We define “women in ministry” as missionaries, ministers, and church leaders, including anyone who oversees a ministry, either in a church or in the non-profit world of ministry, as well as those who partner in ministry or church leadership with their spouses (e.g., the spouse of a minister or elder). We serve those whose ministry roles involve the day in, day out responsibility of mentoring others in God’s church and whose dedication to ministry consumes a major portion of their time and effort.
  • In recruiting our teams, we bring together and send a group of spiritually mature servants, each with a variety of gifts in teaching, encouraging, counseling, leading praise, and administration, each willing to put themselves, their own personal preferences, and needs aside.
  • We host renewals that span four to five days, in which we provide opportunities for participants to share needs, make and renew friendships, and practice the spiritual disciplines of study, prayer, worship, and reflection.
  • We go to serve women; we leave behind sisters.


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions if you are interested in applying for a renewal and want to know more about what to expect. 

When & Where:

Click through the Prezi below to see all the places that we’ve been since our start in 2001. The presentation is arranged by regions of the world, showing the countries we have traveled to in that region.

Upcoming Renewals

Women’s renewal: North America
Location: western Canada

March 11-15, 2024

Women’s renewal: Europe
Location TBD

July 15-19, 2024

Women’s renewal
Location TBD

Spring 2025

If you are interested in applying for one of these renewals,
please provide your contact information below, and we will contact you as soon as we can.


Heart change and inner renewal will surely have an impact on my relationships, attitude and the ministry I’d like to start…

Women’s renewal, Russia 2016