Kingdom Courtyard is a collection of 8 boutique shops, ranging from clothing to food to home decor to books and entertainment, where everything is free! Each shop is beautifully merchandised and filled with new and excellent gently used items. As you enter you are welcomed by the shop “owner,” a volunteer that specializes in the shop and can help you find what you are looking for. Everything is free…able to be “purchased”with Exchange Credit coupons, the currency of Kingdom Courtyard.
This unique shopping experience is based on the concept of “giving and receiving.” Kingdom Courtyard also houses Sowing and Reaping, an intake/receiving center where donations may be brought during operation hours. There is an additional donation center in the East Lobby of the Tabernacle at Christian Retreat which is open daily. The donation centers and boutiques are all operated by volunteers.
Volunteers are welcomed and needed every Monday and Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. During this time we process the donations and merchandise the shops.
Volunteers are also welcomed and needed on the first Saturday of the month (the day before Family Sunday) from 9:00 AM until usually around 5:00 PM. This is when we set up for Family Sunday. This workday also includes a complimentary lunch. Men and women are both needed.
For any questions please call the Kingdom Courtyard executive office at (941) 746-2882 ext 465.
- Executive Director :Pastor Jannette Derstine
- Administrative Director: Jeanine North
- Director of Merchandising : Sue Slowik
- Director of Intake/Receiving: June King
- small household items
- small furniture items
- home decor
- CDs, DVDs & videos
- food pantry items & produce
- toys, games & puzzles
- sports equipment
- baby itemsDonations can be brought to the donation center in the East Lobby of the Tabernacle at Christian Retreat or to the Sowing and Reaping intake/receiving center. Monetary donations are welcomed. Checks can be made to Christian Retreat Family Church and earmarked for Kingdom Courtyard. We also welcome eDonations, credit cards and cash.
*The Courtyard has truly been a blessing with items such as clothing, shoes and household items. I hope to get married in the near future and was able to find a dress that was just right for me. Thank you again Kingdom Courtyard! J.G.
Great fun, great fellowship great food and clothes! To God be the glory!
*Enjoyable day after wonderful service fellowship with friends in the body of Christ. Also, appreciate the friendly “clerks” in each room. J.S.
*I get monthly food, it help tremendously. This allows me to save for other things. Sue showed me a suit jacket. I put it on and it fit perfect. Wherever I wore it I felt confident and my attitude improved. I give Kingdom Courtyard the clothes that I don’t wear. I get things and ideas how to decorate my house. Thank You so much
*I went down from 4 days a week work to one or two days a week. I have had to care full time for my Mom. I was able to get everything I need. Praise God for Kingdom Courtyard. I lost weight and had nice clothe and was able to donate. Happy Birthday Kingdom Courtyard.
*Kingdom Courtyard has been a God send to me since August of 2011, when I first started monthly attendance. I found myself unexpectedly single after a long term marriage and did not have the financial means to support myself. I’ve received much needed food from the pantry, cloths, and most importantly, love in the time of need. I also try to donate items whenever I can to give back to someone else. Thanks! M.C.
*Kingdom Courtyard has let us bless other families as well as being blessed ourselves. When we were left without our home and my children had no clothing except what was on them the courtyard was opened for us to cloth my girls. The courtyard has fed our family many times. My daughter has learned to give herself & receive a blessing for her gifts. The Courtyard has blessed us with school supplies and made Christmas easier. Thank you Kingdom Courtyard!
*Kingdom Courtyard has helped me in several ways. I am disabled and live on a small income. My insurance does not cover some of me medications and therefore depletes my income. I have received both food and clothing from Kingdom Courtyard. I was also blessed to be able to bless my neighbor with a few household items for her. She is also disabled so it’s truly a double blessing. I have also been blessed to be able to give back myself by donating, it has been a big blessing to be able to give back even it is small the Lord multiplies every gift. I love the presentation of the shops also, well done good and faithful servants. L.C.
Kingdom Courtyard has so very much rescued our family, my four children and me and my husband so many times. My 9 tear old daughter loves shopping and receiving shoes and clothing that she can buy for herself! Thank you Christian Retreat, we love you!
Kingdom Courtyard is a collection of Boutiques… our newest addition is Kingdom Couture serving New and Nicely Used Wedding Dresses, Prom Gowns, Evening Gowns and accessories! Kingdom Courtyard is open Noon to 2pm on the first Sunday of every month alongside our Family Day with a picnic and fellowship by the pool.