Le Petíte Pearls
The Pearl Project is designing resources specifically for young women ages 14-24 in order to speak into age-specific issues that they encounter in our culture at large.
This will look like:
– A 31 Day Devotional Book
– The Pearl: Academy/LePetítes Online Courses
– Half-Day Local Seminars
-Le Petíte Pearl Podcast Station
-An Online Community page just for these young women
The Pearl Project’s Teaching Team and the Guest Speakers (at the events) will be intentionally hand-picked by The Pearl Project Leadership Team in order to offer these young girls an encouraging and fresh edge about what it means to be a vibrant follower of Jesus in the secular culture we live in.
In addition to the teaching and discipleship tools we will make available to young ladies, we will be hosting an annual Le Petíte Retreat in Ashland, Oregon at the Box R Ranch.
Le Petíte Retreat
Upon arrival, the girls will be asked to unplug for the duration of the weekend. We realize this is difficult for many, but we believe that this temporary technological sacrifice heightens our attention to what God may want to speak to each girl while at the retreat. We believe that God speaks in the silence, so we want to offer girls a tangible taste of silence and solitude which was a regular practice of Jesus.
Our goal for this retreat is similar to The Pearl: Rest Retreat for older women in that we want to offer the younger ladies a chance to step out of their comfort zones and out of their typical schedules and experience God in a fresh and new way. Even camping itself is a step of vulnerability for many girls. We acknowledge and respect the courage this requires, and we understand how scary that can be for so many of us to step into the unknown. But we still believe it’s worth it.
When we simply show up and offer what we have to God (our time and our attention), He meets us there and He speaks. Sometimes our environments don’t leave much time or space for His still, small voice to be heard. So it is our hope that this weekend may serve as a fresh start in many ways for young women to reconnect with Jesus, and to connect with other young ladies just like them.
This is a break from routine and it’s an opportunity for rest, free time, and a chance to simply be loved by slightly older women whose hearts are genuinley devoted to caring for and loving other women- our Relational Leadership Team.
The Le Petíte Retreat will include all of your throwback favorite things about church camp except there’s a twist:
We are going to offer One-on-One Relational Mentorship from our Relational Leadership Team. Each girl attending will be teamed up with a slightly older mentor.
This Life-on-Life experience for these young girls is going to be offered throughout the entire weekend at camp, if they so choose. This is our attempt to let the girls be known, to feel heard and valued in very special ways.
This gives them an opportunity (not obligatory) to get real, get honest, and get deep about their faith, their doubts, and their struggles with a mature Christian female leader who will offer a listening ear, and who will offer topic-specific insight to speak life, encouragement, and truth into these young girls lives and situations.
We hope that following the Le Petíte Retreats and/or after experiencing any of our Pearl: Academy E-Courses, that some of our young ladies would consider going through our Le Petíte Pearl: Internship Program.
We’re encouraging slightly older women who would like to participate in one way or another to let us know how you’d like to contribute to the retreat. There’s all kinds of ways that women could serve at the retreat itself and be a part of the incredible things that the Lord will do in the life of the young women on this weekend.
Be sure to let us know if you feel led to participate.
We gather – We pray- The Holy Spirit Comes (The teacher)- We Partner with Him- He does His work in our hearts + minds = Lives are changed.
If you would like more information about the Le Petíte Pearls events or resources, please fill out the form below. One of our staff will be in touch with you shortly. Feel free to ask specific questions here as well.