Awaken 2017

Join us in beautiful Ruidoso, New Mexico on October 12-14 for Awaken 2017.  Our theme for this year is

Our theme scripture is John 4:23 (MSG)

“But the time is coming–it has, in fact, come–when what you’re called will not matter and where you go to worship will not matter. ‘It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship…'”


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.

  • Early Bird (Nov. 6-May 31): Rate no longer available
  • Regular (June 1-September 12): $70

  • Late Registration (September 13-Onsite): $80
All registration rates are for the Conference only and include a basic t-shirt. The regular rate closes on Sunday, September 12.  T-shirt size preference is not guaranteed for on-site registration.


All meals are on your own this year.  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)

(1 minute from conference center)

107 Sierra Blanca Drive, 575-258-5500

$109/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

Hotel Ruidoso

(6 minutes from conference center)

110 Chase Street, 575-257-2007

$111/standard room/night, 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

For cabin rentals, you can check out these websites (you are responsible for all taxes and fees, including cleaning fees):

  • Premiere Ruidoso Cabins & Rustique Bungalows

  • 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.


Sydney Bacon

I Have No Idea What I’m Doing!

Don’t get caught up in the craziness around you, and lose sight of who you are and where you’re going.  Let me show you how to tune out the world’s voices and focus on your unique, God-designed calling and purpose.


Kara Hyden

Happily Ever After

As single women, we imagined the perfect man and the fairytale marriage.  As married women, we’re wondering what happened to our happily ever after.  Come and learn how to blend the dreams of our hearts with the realities of marriage, to recapture the magic.


Amanda Bullen

Raising Up Leaders

The Lord puts women in leadership positions in their careers, families and communities. We must equip ourselves and understand Godly leadership principles to enlarge our spheres of influence. Let’s learn how to lead and empower others here and now.


Shelly Swann

The Parent(hood) Trap

Parenthood can be the most rewarding and the most frustrating thing we do in our lives.  We will learn the different ways to parent our children in every season of their lives, while relying on God’s grace to do it successfully.


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.


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.



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.  You can also check out pictures from past Awaken Retreats by clicking on Awaken Photo Album.
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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