so what is this all about anyway?
By definition, Refresh means to enliven, stimulate, awaken, fortify, freshen, energize, revive. The purpose of each Refresh gathering is to create an atmosphere to commune with the dream giver and hear from our creator, why He created us. Whether it is through worship, prayer, the message or a word of encouragement, the Lord speaks personally in this corporate setting we call Refresh.
"When God's Spirit touches our spirit it confirms who we really are." Romans 8:16
A note from The founder
My name is Sarah Birkbeck and I am a wifey, mommy and lover of all things girly! Refresh really started as a vision to gather women and go deeper. I can honestly say I had no clue what that might look like or how it would unfold at the time. But in an effort to simply obey that still small voice asking me to step out, I did. It wasn't a leap, it wasn't even a cute skip, it was an awkward, wobbly, timid step into what I felt the Lord was saying. I gathered in my living room with my closest friends and we went deep. We ate together, cried together, shared words of encouragement, worshiped and learned more about what God created us for. Since 2012 when that awkward, tiny, seemingly meaningless step happened, we have expanded to the place we are today and continue welcoming others to join the sisterhood!
Refresh is a place to come, link arms with other women on the journey and step out in the dreams the Lord has placed in your heart. We gather together in a spirit of camaraderie and not comparison which allows each person to share their unique gift freely. Refresh may have started in the heart of one, but now resides in the heart of many. We are simply better together.