reNEW is a community of Christ-following writers and speakers, both beginners and seasoned, growing inwardly so we can be effective outwardly.
At reNEW, we believe the core of our calling as writers and speakers is faithfulness to Christ, being “renewed in knowledge after the image of Him” (Colossians 3.10).
Our community exists that you might reNEW:
Your faith in Christ and commitment to deep spiritual growth “after the image of Him.”
Your vision for sharing your unique story and message through writing and/or speaking.
Your relationships — receive and give encouragement to others in this creative community.
CRAFT & SKILL
Your craft and skill in all areas of communication — “renewed in knowledge.”
Your soul, through a deliberate time of retreating from ordinary life.
COURAGE & CONFIDENCE
Your courage to share your words of hope with a broken world.
Here’s what you can expect to experience from reNEW:
Relaxing atmosphere in a refreshing environment conducive to thinking, writing, praying, studying, and listening to God.
Dedicated space and time for writing, research or tweaking your work in progress.
Teaching and leadership from professional faculty who are dedicated to Christ and willing to share their journey.
Celebration of each victory and acceptance of all on the path.
Fellowship around tables, walks, and spontaneous interaction with a variety of people who are seeking to live authentically.
Opportunities for growth and learning through a variety of teaching presentations.
Worship and prayer times that focus on Almighty God.
SUPPORT & HELP
Support and sharing of ideas, lessons learned and practical help to increase the depth and breadth of your reach.
Preparation for future involvement at larger writing/speaking conferences.
Writing is often a solitary experience and reNEW desires to continue to invigorate our existing community and to enfold others into our celebration and support. We hope you will pray and plan now to join us on this journey.
reNEW has teamed up with Camp-of-the-Woods and is held at the Camp-of-the-Woods campus in Speculator, NY. reNEW is offered through non-profit organizations Camp-of-the Woods and Rachel Britton Ministries.
(reNEW was formerly known as the “New England Christian Writers Retreat.”)