Are you a woman in ministry in need of renewal?

Come before Winter helps women in ministry, both paid and volunteer, experience deep renewal in their spiritual life, in their relationships, and in their ministries. We want to see women in ministry thrive, and we know that happens only when they spend dedicated time with God.

Women in ministry often lack support.

We know that being a woman in Christian leadership can be difficult, lonely, and thankless.  (We’ve been there. Our teams are made up of women in ministry like you.)

Do you feel…

    • Frustrated, overwhelmed, or burned out?
    • Lacking in training and resources?
    • Uncertain about your role or call to ministry?

You don’t have to feel that way. Come before Winter provides space for women in ministry to be seen, heard, supported, encouraged, and, most importantly, to deeply connect with God.

Do you want…

    • Dedicated time to study the Bible with other leaders?
    • A space where you can be your authentic self without judgment?
    • Unique spiritual practices to draw you closer to God?

We want to walk alongside you as God renews your whole self – body, mind, and spirit. Experience God’s renewal & transformation with Come before Winter.

When you attend a Come before Winter renewal, you will…

    • Connect with God in unique, holistic ways
    • Find clarity and insight for challenges in your relationships and ministry
    • Be affirmed in your giftings and your calling
    • Experience community with other women in ministry from around the world

Read through our renewal FAQs for more information!

Experience Come before Winter


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Attend a renewal

Experience study, prayer, worship, and reflection, and share your story with a community of like-minded leaders.

Be encouraged and empowered

Return to your ministries and relationships refreshed, inspired, and equipped.

Upcoming Renewals

Women’s renewal: Europe


Location: Croatia
July 15-19, 2024

Women’s renewal: Central America


Location: TBD
March 10-14, 2025

“What a week! My heart, my family, my ministry and most importantly, my relationship with God will forever be impacted! God has used this week for healing, spiritual development, laughter, fun, and connections.”
   – Regina Chari. Women’s Renewal, Kenya 2023

Renewing Christian leaders for over 22 years

By the grace of God, and with the support of our donors, Come before Winter has served more than 2,500 ministry leaders at no cost to them. Come before Winter renewals are 100% free for participants.


Feedback from our renewal participants


said the overall renewal experience was very helpful and encouraging


said the relational experiences were valuable and life-giving


said the training and materials were deep and insightful

What renewal attendees are saying

Benitha Iradukunda (participant, Kenya 2023)

Thanks for taking us through the work of God. It was refreshing, educating and enlightening. Thank you.

Gina Sawyer (participant, Kenya 2023)

While Come before Winter wasn’t what I expected or honestly, what I wanted, God knew what I needed and restored in my heart. It was beautiful to be together with so many women serving God in different cultures, countries, ministries, and walks of life. God is a God of unity and we saw that this week.

Steffani Hemming (participant, Spain 2018)

I wasn’t sure what to expect at Come before Winter. For me, it was better than a retreat or conference, because a spiritual renewal was just what I needed. I so appreciate the opportunity to walk alongside other women in all seasons of life and ministry, from all over the region, and serving in various contexts. Despite all our variations, we came together in unity focusing on our commonality in Christ.

Participant, Russia 2016

The revelation, the insights are priceless, and I’m so thankful to God He has provided this mission. So thankful to the team for doing such a great job in serving and being the voice, hands and heart of our Lord for us.

Participant, Australia 2016

Every renewal is a highlight of my life (I’ve been to four). Every time I am so excited after the seminar that I want to share what I learned with the sisters in my home congregation. And I do.

Participant, Australia 2016

I think [this renewal] will help me to better live out the things Jesus spoke to my heart and to better appreciate the body of Christ and the role each individual plays.

Participant, Russia 2016

The revelation, the insights are priceless, and I’m so thankful to God He has provided this mission. So thankful to the team for doing such a great job in serving and being the voice, hands and heart of our Lord for us.

Women in ministry, we see you, we know your struggles, and we are here for you. You are not alone. Come before Winter is your space to meet with the Lord, to be affirmed, to learn, and to be loved.

Interested in learning about future renewals? Fill out the form below.

Come before Winter, Inc.

P.O. Box 203381
Austin, TX 78720

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