Soul Care

The "Soul" in Soul Care is defined as, “the inner person, the real person, which outlasts its physical home; the place where emotional pain is felt, where true worship is offered, and where personal values reside.” 

— Dr. Doug McIntosh

In the simplest terms, "soul care" is the art of tending to our souls, our inner persons. It is the everyday habits we establish so that we may build up and sustain a healthy inner life in Christ.

Soul Care is a ministry to the women of CBC and our community focused on building relationships and sharing the love of Christ. This is done through an annual retreat, service opportunities, quarterly social gatherings and small groups.

The Soul Care Ministry purpose is twofold: inwardly, to facilitate the growth of strong, godly inner lives; outwardly, to extend those lives into our community and God's world.

Events and More

Silence and Solitude

These one-day retreats include a time of fellowship and sharing, but mostly personal quiet time using either provided resources or your own.

TBA – Meet at CBC at 9:00am to carpool to the Monastery in Conyers. Optional schedule and resources will be provided.

TBA – Meet at CBC at 9:30am for an "in-house" retreat in the Mary and Martha room (inside the entrance to the sanctuary, on the right).

To sign up contact Sarah Tate at (770) 736-8356 or

Service Opportunities

Several times a year a number of people provide lunch for the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, a residence in Decatur where cancer patients (and often a caregiver) stay while they are receiving treatment. We converse with the residents who join us, and while they really appreciate our visit, we come away more encouraged than they do! Our next visit will be sometime in early summer, watch the bulletin for updates.

For more information contact Sandra Clements,

Quarterly Socials

In June we had a Ladies’ Coffee Night where the only agenda was to get to know each other. We enjoyed delicious coffee, snacks and a talented guitarist who played quiet background music.

In early December we had a Craft Night where some learned to knit, other made Christmas ornaments and gift tags and others worked on their own crafts from home (even a quilt!).

Stay tuned for news of our next social! For more information contact Paulette Lilley,

Small Groups

Our first set of small groups kicked off in the fall. These groups give women an opportunity to fellowship and encourage each other in their Christian walk. Groups meet for about 1 1/2–2 hours for about 6 months. Then members will have the choice of staying together as a group or mixing it up and joining another group. The purpose is for the women at CBC to build relationships, getting to know each other beyond simple Sunday morning hellos. The next groups will be forming after the Spring 2018 retreat.

For questions about Small Groups please contact Jennifer Hinson at or (678) 949-6546.

2019 Women's Retreat

This year's retreat in mid-March was reported by many as "the best yet!" We learned and laughed and loved being with each other. Julie White, this year's speaker, was engaging, funny and inspiring–encouraging us to run the race God has given us to run; to grow in our knowledge of God and our relationship with Him.

The 2018 retreat sessions were recorded and are available HERE. Disclaimer: Rudimentary recording equipment was used (IPad) so bits of the audio are not full volume, or quite clear, etc.

Next year's retreat will be held in Toccoa again, at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center, on the weekend of March 13-15. Mark your calendars now, you won't want to miss it! We will update you as more details become available.

For questions contact Lorie Steele, (770) 380-8135.

Soul Care Leadership Team:

Sandra Clements

Katie Farmer

Jennifer Hinson

Paulette Lilley

Cheryl McIntosh

Susie Prochaska

Lorie Steele

Contact Information:

The Soul Care ministry uses the facilities of Cornerstone Bible Church, 869 Cole Drive, Lilburn, Georgia 30047. Phone (770) 806-0005.

If you have any other questions or comments about Soul Care, please contact Lorie Steele at or (770) 380-8135.