Beauty For Ashes Retreats

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Small Gatherings for Women

There are a lot of wonderful conferences for women  with big name speakers. I love them. But I always come home feeling something was missing. You can get lost in the crowd. Those conferences aren’t designed for fellowship, and yet that’s what so many of us need. They’re also often only one day. I need a weekend!

But the mega church trend has made it difficult for women’s ministries to offer weekend retreats. That makes me sad. I’ll never forget how my first women’s retreat impacted my life and my family. The retreat enriched my faith which helped me become a better mom, wife, and friend.

That’s why we launched Beauty for Ashes Retreats.

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Women’s Retreats at the Beach

Limited registration for Beauty for Ashes retreats provides an intimate setting.

Women can share their struggles, receive prayer, and find healing in those deep places of grief and disappointment. Friendships are made. Bonds strengthened.

Our speakers aren’t famous. We’re ordinary women who share our testimonies of what God has done. Our stories aren’t pretty, but they are powerful.

Join Us

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.

Next year our Wilmington retreat will be March 2-3, 2019, at the beautiful Shell Island Resort in Wrightsville Beach.



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KALOS Ministries

Our BFA team partners with KALOS ministries to encourage women’s ministries all over the country. If you have a women’s ministry that could use some refreshing and encouragement, or if you need help launching a new ministry to women in your church, we’d love to help!

We offer resources, mentoring, and the BFA retreats in one day or weekend formats based on your needs and budgets.

KALOS is still in the launching stages, but we’d love to hear from you if you’re interested. Email Debbie at: for more info.



. . . to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and the garment of praise instead of the spirit of despair. . . Isaiah 61:3




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