A Christmas in July Online Church Retreat!
There’s never been a better time for
“Christmas in July!”
Are you looking for a creative way for your church family to make meaningful connections with each other and get nourishing, original, spiritual content during this time of sheltering in place?
Would you like to…
- Reach more of your neighbors with the hope, peace, joy, and love of Jesus?
- Give your members an easy, non-threatening way to introduce people to your church and share their faith?
- Make your congregation stand out when many people are seeking spiritual anchoring with virtual online access?
If you want this unsettling time in our history to make a big difference in your congregation’s ministry and outreach, I can help!
My name is Renae Baker, and my Defeating Scrooge Spirit Saver workshop and online program help people harness the power of Christmas music to revive and nurture their holiday spirit.
Sadness… stress…panic, illness, loss, grief over a fractured and polarized country…They can all conspire to keep us from feeling the peace and good will about which the angels over Bethlehem sang.
Scores of people feel lost and alone – frozen in a bleak winter of the soul, no matter the season or weather outside.
But I’ve discovered, in more than 20 years of directing professional Broadway carolers, that the music of the Christmas season, known and loved by people of many faiths and none at all, holds real power to restore gladness and ground us in love.
What a gift your church could give by offering people the chance to rediscover their Christmas Spirit through a fascinating, invigorating, and fun encounter with the season’s songs, carols, and hymns!
How My Online Program Helps People Find Joy and Peace Again
The Defeating Scrooge Spirit Saver program…
- Explores the fascinating true stories of how these songs came to be and how they resonate in today’s world, so people can appreciate the music they usually only hear during the Christmas season in deeper, soul-sustaining ways.
- Reveals techniques for using Christmas carols to nourish our growth as happy and whole people not just in December but all year long… and all the years of our lives.
- Equips people to reset or redefine their personal “holiday spirit triggers” – the seasonal sights, smells, tastes, and sounds that quickly connect us to the light and life of Christmas we want and need.
It’s nothing less than a way to help us to cut through the fear, rage, “otherness” and helplessness we are experiencing and center ourselves in peace and joy again.
What People Are Saying About The Defeating Scrooge Spirit Saver Program:
“Every once in a while God raises up people who move the world in one direction or another. Renae Baker is one of those people. The Christmas Spirit alive throughout the year – a quixotic dream? Defeating the Scrooges of life by harnessing the power of faith has been the story of Renae’s life.”
– The Rev. Edward Clydesdale, hospital chaplain
“Again and again, people remind us in the church they long to experience authentic connection with themselves, each other, and God. Christmas music can unlock that gift like nothing else. Renae Baker’s Defeating Scrooge Spirit Saver workshops gave visitors and longtime members alike the fresh and joy-filled reassurance that, if we open our minds and our hearts a little wider, the Spirit within and between us can inspire us to live abundantly, expecting grace, every day of the year.”
– The Rev. Gregory Horn (Senior Pastor, The Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair, New Jersey)
“Christmas can be hard for me and for a lot of folks. But being able to put Renae’s ideas into practice will help me overcome some of the sadness the holiday may bring and put joy into giving to others and sharing the Christmas spirit. I will use Renae’s techniques throughout the entire year!”
– Mary Beckhusen (Director of Christian Education)
“Renae Baker’s moving and powerful workshop is a wonderful tool to help us all regain the spirit of love that we feel at Christmas, and turn it into a feeling that endures throughout the whole year. Her passionate and compassionate style of teaching will educate and motivate anyone willing to look within for the answers we all seek.”
– Nick Lawrence , Host/ Producer WEEU 830 AM
“Renae Baker is a national treasure! She has proven over and over that Christmas is not a time, nor a season, but a state of mind. She inspires throughout the year.”
– Jimmy Spadola (Cliffhanger Productions, Rutherford, New Jersey)
Time to Retreat?
At this time when church families are missing the fellowship and camaraderie of congregating, you can use this program as a “ready-to-go-one-day mini retreat” via Zoom or other video communication platform. This program can also be separated into five weekly or monthly segments to give people an uplifting and unforgettable experience of coming together when the world seems to be pulling us apart.
You might be surprised, but I’ve found this to be true: Reviving our Christmas spirit at other times of the year, when we have no expectation of it is the most effective way to ensure that we are able to tap into our peace, joy and cheer when we most need it – December!
I’m eager to work with your church, whatever the season. Wherever you’re located, you can offer my Defeating Scrooge Spirit Saver online program.
Its five video sessions make perfect adult Sunday school sessions, or presentations around which people could gather for meals. They might even fit the format of your morning worship services, since each one has plenty of chances for folks to sing along!
And the online course is priced to fit any church’s budget. You can get the complete course for just $197.
Five sessions to inform and inspire those you’re serving, giving them a wonderful way to bring their Christmas Spirit back to life, all at a low price that won’t be a burden on your church’s budget!
Plus, once you’ve purchased it, your church has lifetime access*, giving you a resource you can reuse in years to come.
And I’m giving you this 100% money-back guarantee:
If, within 30 days of your purchase, you’re not fully satisfied with the Defeating Scrooge Spirit Saver online course, let me know and I’ll give you a full refund.
You’ve got absolutely nothing to lose… and your investment in the program could help your congregation and its neighbors gain so much!
Make the Defeating Scrooge Spirit Saver part of your ministry.
Help your members, your neighbors, and yourself reconnect with their Christmas Spirit… and see – and hear – how the Holy Spirit is at work through the wonderful songs of the season!
Love and Joy Come to You!