Awaken 2018

Join us in beautiful Ruidoso, New Mexico on October 25-27 for Awaken 2018.  This year will mark the 10th anniversary for our Awaken retreat and our theme is The Journey.


Shelly Swann, Conference Host & Speaker

    Amanda Bullen, Speaker


  Josie Carignan, Speaker and Founder of Rescue Her


Online registration is now open.  Click the link for Awaken Online Registration and follow the steps to get registered.

Listed below are the different registration rates and the deadlines for each rate level.

  • Regular (June 1-September 24): $70

  • Late Registration (September 25-Onsite): $80

All registration rates are for the Conference only and include a basic t-shirt.  Register for the conference online by clicking the link above. The regular rate closes on Monday, September 24.  T-shirt size preference is not guaranteed for on-site registration.


All meals are on your own.

We’ll have a list of restaurant options in the booklet you’ll receive when you check-in for the retreat in Ruidoso.  You can also look online for meal options.


You are responsible for making your own reservations in Ruidoso.  Ask for the Awaken Women’s Retreat room rate, which is available through September 12th.  Here is a list of some available lodging options:

MCM Elegante (The Lodge at Sierra Blanca)

(conference hotel, 1 minute from conference center)

107 Sierra Blanca Drive, 575-258-5500

$119/room/night, flat rate, plus tax

Breakfast included; King suites have full kitchen; Queen rooms have microwave & small fridge

Village Lodge

(2 minutes from conference center)

1000 Mechem Drive, 575-258-5442

$109/condo/night, flat rate, plus tax

Breakfast not included; Condo includes full kitchen & pull-out sofa

Comfort Inn

(6 minutes from conference center)

2709 Sudderth Drive, 575-257-2770

$89/room/night, flat rate, plus tax

Breakfast included

 West Winds Lodge & Condos

(7 minutes from conference center)

208 North Eagle Drive, 575-257-4031

$69-$225/room/night, plus tax

(2-10 person options)

Some room options have kitchens

Cabin Rental Websites

  • Premiere Ruidoso Cabins

  • Home Away; type in Ruidoso, NM

  • Condotel Vacation Rentals


We will also have Breakout Sessions again this year on Friday morning.  Here is a list of the available breakout sessions & speakers.  You’ll pick one class from each session to attend.


Sydney Bacon

Let the Journey Begin!

Don’t wait until you’re older to start living your best life, or walking in the Lord’s calling. Even in this season of being young and free, we have an opportunity to impact the world for His Kingdom. Join me as I share how to uncover your unique calling and fully chase after it! **This class is for young adults and high school girls.

Marilyn Garrett

Purpose in the Journey

A purpose-filled life is one of joy and fulfillment, but this focus often changes by season. Discover how to find purpose at every stage of the journey of life; learn how to thrive, not just to survive.


Stacy Havens

Experiencing the Holy Spirit

From our greatest battles to our daily struggles the Holy Spirit is our compassionate and mighty Counselor. He leads and enables us to walk in His Truth.  Join me as we look into the empowering work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.


Kara Hyden

Developing the Leader Within

We all have leadership potential within us, but unless we develop that God-given potential, we may never feel complete.  The first step is to do something – but how? Where do we start? Join me as we discuss how to develop the leader within each one of us.



Becky Bacon

Freedom in Healing

Hurt can come in many forms, such as grief/loss, divorce, abuse and abandonment.  But God’s love can restore us when we let go of these hurts. Join me as we take the necessary steps to find redemption, healing and freedom from our painful past.

Sherryle Cantu

Just Keep Walking

Scripture tells us that we will have difficulties and there will be dark valleys to travel. But, we are called to walk through these tough times, not allow them to be our destination.  Join me as I share how single or divorced women and moms can learn to lean on God and just keep walking.

Josie Carignan

Walking in Your Calling

God placed a calling on each of our lives, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to start and what to do. Join me as I share with you my journey of growing Rescue Her from a small, one-person dream to the national organization it is today.

Olowa Johnson

Finding Joy in the Journey

Tired? Weary? Worn? Does being a mom or wife feel like a chore? Come and learn God’s design for everlasting enjoyment in marriage, parenting, and other important relationships. This is the time to renew your joy – because it holds your strength to manage the demands of life.



If you have any questions about Awaken, registration or anything else, please call Faith Christian Family Church office at 806-722-3232.

Be sure and “like” our Awaken Facebook page and stay up to date.

See you in October!! 🙂



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  8. The schedule is Thursday – Saturday. Registration starts at 3pm, New Mexico time, on Thursday afternoon. The evening services start at 6p on Thurs and Fri and the morning services start at 9am on Friday and Saturday. We’ll put out a more detailed schedule as it gets closer to our event. Be sure to check back here or keep updated through our Awaken Facebook page. The link is


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