At the PA 2019 retreat several spouses were able to attend the same event.
“An event like this has the added benefit of both you and your spouse hearing the material at the same time and in the same way,” Jerry mentioned. “You both learn a new language and way of communicating over the same weekend event.”
Though the PA retreat was the first of its kind in the U.S.,WG and partner church Oak Mountain Presbyterian (Birmingham, AL) have held several mixed gender events overseas.
Wellspring Group will continue to offer single gender Battle for Men’s Hearts and Battle for Women’s Hearts events including January 2021 in Alabama. The decisions about which events to hold will be assessed annually based on staff and volunteer capacity and regional interest/demand.
In 2020, Wellspring, OMPC, and Battle alumni have plans to lead Battle for the Heart for Men and Women’s events in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Alabama, Czech Republic, Lebanon and Africa.