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Beauty for Ashes 2024

Come to the Beach March 1-3, 2024

You are wanted. Needed. Loved and adored. You are a daughter of the King, a beautiful reflection of His grace and truth. If those words are difficult for you to believe, we hope you will come to Beauty for Ashes 2024, March 1-3.  

Held at the stunning Shell Island Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC, this women’s retreat is filled with worship, the Word, prayer, and joy. If you need to laugh or cry, fill up, or deposit the burdens you’ve been carrying, we invite you to come. It’s been eight years since the first BFA retreat, and God has never disappointed. He always shows up. It’s always a weekend of healing, wholeness, connections, and growth.

Beautiful Reflection

This year’s theme is “Beautiful Reflection: Finding Your Identity in Jesus.” When we look in the mirror, we may see our faults, but God’s mirror reflects how God sees us. Shatter that old mirror and take a step of faith. Give Him the entire weekend and come expecting to meet a new friend, experience powerful worship, find rest and healing, and discover your shiny new reflection. 

Beauty for Ashes 2023

Special VIP Tickets

This year we’re offering a VIP experience. This will include:

*   Friday night session with Andy Lee

*  Girl’s chat pajama party Friday night.

*  Lunch workshop Saturday with Debbie Hufham

Red Carpet GLOW Awards

You don’t want to miss our special GLOW—God Loves Our Worship—award night! It’s going to be a night to wear the dress or outfit you feel most beautiful in. This special worship night will be followed by a dance party, so wear your dancing shoes. 



6:00-7:00PM Meet and Greet 

7:15-8:15PM VIP Experience Night with Andy Lee

8:30-9:30PM VIP Experience Girl’s Chat and PJ party


8:00-9:00 AM  Breakfast

9:00 AM 1st Session

11:00 AM 2nd Session

12:00- 2:30 PM Lunch Break and Reflection Stations

12:00-1:00 PM VIP Lunch Experience with Debbie Hufham

2:30-3:00 PM Games and Worship

3:00-4:00 PM 3rd Session

5:00-6:00 PM Dinner

7:00-10:00 PM GLOW Awards and Dance Party

Sunday: (Check-out 11:00)

8:30 AM Worship and Communion

(***Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included in the price***)

Cost for Retreat only $140.00

Cost for Retreat plus VIP Experience $150.00

Cost for 2 payment option $70.00 today and balance by February 10th, 2024.

Stay at Shell Island Resort

Overnight Stay is optional and separate cost $159.00

One or two night stay is available. Grab your girlfriends for a weekend together to share the cost. The Shell Island suites have two queens, one and a half baths, and a living area with a kitchenette. We love them! 

Room Reservations: 

Call 910-344-0888. This is a special line for BFA reservations. Leave a message if Meredith does not answer. She is our event coordinator and will return your call to complete your reservation. 

Airport Info:


If you are coming in from out of state and will be flying, we have a wonderful little airport in Wilmington. ILM is small but growing with a number of flights arriving and departing daily. It’s about 24 minutes from Wrightsville beach. 


Words by Andy Lee

Andy Lee is the author of A Mary Like Me: Flawed Yet Called, The Book of Ruth Bible Study: A 31-Day Journey to Hope and Promise, and Radiant Influence: How an Ordinary Girl Changed the World. Her greatest passion is to help women unlock the life-changing power in the Bible for themselves. That’s what changed her life, her marriage, and her parenting, and gives her renewed purpose and strength everyday. You can do life with her on Instagram @wordsbyandylee and her YouTube channel. 

Kalos Ministries

Debbie Hufham is the visionary of Kalos women’s ministries. She has a desire to show women they can trust God. A message about obedience is not something most people run to hear, but her motto is: “faith is the key; obedience opens the door.” Debbie invites you through the door where you can find peace, hope and trust in Jesus. Her intentional speech and hilarious stories are loved by those who hear her messages.

Beauty for Ashes womens retreats

Venus Schrader spent years in pursuit of emotional healing from 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. Beauty for Ashes womens retreats was birthed from her desire to see other women set free. She has lead women’s bible study, taught Sunday school, and she has also ministered to homeless run away teens, single moms and caregivers.

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