Review of Cafe Chocolat Women’s Ministry Retreat Kit

Café Chocolat Women’s Ministry Retreat Kit and Resources

Does simply thinking about chocolate bring a smile to your face? Do you want to give women a time to slow down, enjoy time with friends, and grow closer to God? Welcome to Café Chocolat! The Café Chocolat Retreat kit is here to make it easy for you to plan and host a professional retreat


With the release of Café Chocolat on May 1, Group Publishing will be introducing a singularly sweet package providing everything necessary to plan and lead an affordable, hassle-free and life-changing retreat for women in the church and community. Even down to its name, the retreat kit is designed to bring honor to God. “We chose to use chocolate as a metaphor for God’s grace,” explained Amy Nappa, who heads up the adult ministry resources team for Group. “Those participating will taste God’s goodness through in-depth Bible study, unforgettable worship and a host of fun activities designed to help them slow down, enjoy their time together and grow closer to Jesus.”

About Group Publishing: Far more than just a publisher of Christian ministry resources, Group Publishing is dedicated to offering products for group settings designed to help grow the participant’s relationship with Jesus. With a team made up of ministry experts known the world over, the company has a solitary mission to help church ministries succeed. From kids’ crafts to teen mission trips and from women’s retreats to men’s Bible studies, everything that Group offers is designed to bring participants closer to God.

Pursuing his dream to offer better tools for leading teens to Christ, Group Publishing founder Thom Schultz began the company in 1974 with the launch of GROUP Magazine, a resource periodical designed specifically for youth leaders, soon making Group’s name synonymous with youth ministry. It was not long afterward that Group decided to branch off into creating resources for children’s ministry. Soon the company was providing innovative VBS and children’s Sunday school programs and had successfully introduced Children’s Ministry Magazine. From there, creating resource materials for men’s and women’s ministries seemed a natural progression. Today, Group Publishing is recognized as a leader in the publishing of Christian resource materials for every age.

My Review:

Revewing a women’s ministry retreat kit is new for me.  With that being said, I will give my personal opinion.  If I were planning a women’s retreat on my own, this kit would contain al the resources that I would need to plan and have the retreat.  It is comprehensive, containing information for the attendee, as well as the planners, speakers , and all persons involved in the retreat.  In this small space, it is dificult for me to describe the entire kit.  If you would like to know more about the content then visit the website:

The kit is contained in a compact box that is easy to carry and transport.  It had guides for the speakers, a music cd, a cd including printable items and information for the planners, as well as a dvd with instructional information as well.  If you have never planned a retreat, then you will find all that you need in this box.  The theme of the retreat seems to be based upon God’s grace and it encourages fellowship with other women, no matter the ages.  I would highly recommend this as a retreat planner.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this program for review.  I was not obligated to provide a positive review.  The opinions in this review are my own.


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