Beauty For Ashes Retreat

Beauty For Ashes Retreat



Could you use a weekend to catch your breath, sit on the beach with friends, and spend some time renewing your faith? Could you use some R.E.S.T.–Restoration, Encouragement, Strength, and Transformation? If so, come join us.


When: March 3, 2018


Mark your calendars for a weekend of amazing worship, a beautiful venue, and inspirational messages to build God’s daughters up. He loves us. He wants to give us a crown of beauty for our ashes. He wants us to be filled and renewed for all that we’ve been called to do.


This year’s theme is Transform.


Are there things in your life that you would like to see changed? Are there places in your own heart that could use healing? Come receive hope, healing, and truth that gives you wings to fly. No more ground crawling. Come get your wings.


Where: Shell Island Resort at Wrightsville Beach, NC


What the Weekend will look like . . .



8:00 AM- Breakfast provided by the resort.

9:30-11:30 AM Session One (Worship, teaching, and break-out groups)

Lunch on our own

1:30-3:30 PM Session Two (Worship, teaching, break-out groups)

3:30-5:30 PM Free time (Sit on the beach, take a nap, read a book, gather shells, do a craft . . . enjoy!)

6:00 PM Dinner provided by the resort.

7:00 PM Session Three (Worship, teaching, special prayer time.)

9:30-11:00 PM Stretchy pants, snacks, games, and fellowship


9:00 AM- Continental Breakfast provided by the Beauty for Ashes Team in our suite.

9:30 Worship and communion on the beach

10:30 AM Check out

Things to bring: Bible, journal, and pen, beach chair/blanket, flashlight, warm apparel for the beach, money for lunch Saturday, swimsuit for the indoor pool and hot-tub, and work-out clothes for the hotel gym, and games.



This is our fourth BFA retreat! Every Beauty For Ashes Venus and I invite a third speaker. This year we’re excited to have Lisa Moore join us! Here’s a little bit about us:




Lisa Moore is a passionate speaker and Bible teacher whose honesty about her weaknesses refreshes women and gives them hope.  What makes her unique is her God-given calling to be transparent. She courageously shares publicly what everyone else is thinking but no one is willing to say, giving her audience the gift of “Me, too.”  Through admitting her own weakness, brokenness, and insecurities, she helps women realize they are not alone in their struggle. Lisa has a perky personality and a fun sense of humor. A nuclear engineer by training, she home schooled her two children, including her son that has autism.  Lisa has been married to Brian for over 20 years and she blogs at Celebrating  Lisa loves Pride and Prejudice, french fries, and taking long afternoon naps with her stuffed bunny rabbit, Jessie.








Andy Lee loves teaching the Bible and encouraging women more than eating chocolate. And she likes chocolate a lot. Her desire is to help women discover the reality of a tangible God and the power and life hidden inside the Bible. She wrote A Mary Like Me: Flawed Yet Called, and The Book of Ruth Key Word Bible Study: A 31-Day Journey to Hope and Promise. She teaches at Lifepoint Church and leads a local Christian writers critique group called Word Weavers. She also broadcasts the Bite of Bread on Facebook Live where she encourages hundreds of viewers every weekday from all over the country. Andy is mom to three grown kids and one kitty named Hank, and she’s been wife to her sweetheart, Mike Lee, since 1990. Life hasn’t always been easy, but she wouldn’t change a thing.








Venus Schrader has spent the past seven years in pursuit of emotional healing, from the traumatic events of her childhood. On the brink of throwing in the towel on life and God, she received the revelation that she was Daddy’s Girl. This opened the door to a process of healing that has forever changed her life. She has lead women’s bible study, taught Sunday school, and she has also ministered to homeless and runaway teens and single moms. Venus enjoys spending time with her family and friends, while exploring the wonders of life. She is the mother of four adult children, a handsome son and three beautiful daughters. And she has four precious grandchildren. Venus lives in Wilmington, NC, with her husband Randy and two granddaughters.




Cost to attend Beauty for Ashes {Transform} only $89.00- Space limited to 50


Register for Beauty for Ashes – Transform  (Click to register. Registration deadline one Eventbrite February 22! )


Hotel stay optional

If you are interested in reserving a room at Shell Island, simply let them know that you are with the Beauty for Ashes Retreat when you reserve your room. All rooms are suites with two double beds or a king size bed, bath and a half, kitchenette, and sleeper sofa. $119.00- Front desk: 910-256-8696

You are welcome to book a suite for Friday night as well as Saturday. Make it a weekend retreat get-away with your small group!


**We ask for all scholarships to be given on a personal basis. If you feel led to give a scholarship, please register for that person and let us know.



We hope you can come!!



We’ll be announcing a new ministry that is transforming through the BFA retreats! Come learn about Kalos!

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