You invest a lot of time and energy into your families, churches, communities and work…retreat from the daily routine and set aside some time to recharge emotionally and spiritually. Singer, songwriter, speaker and author of Embraced By God, Babbie Mason, has made a life-changing discovery. God loves you as if you were the only one to love!
Enjoy a weekend away with your girlfriends…laughter and worship and relaxing and talking!
“Being able to get away from routine and life with other women from church in the quiet beauty at Sandy Cove gave me the opportunity to connect and listen to the Lord.” – Michelle, Phoenixville, PA
with guest speaker & concert artist Babbie Mason and worship leader Gwen Smith!
Have you ever wondered, “Does God really love me? Does my life really matter to Him?” Rest assured that God has not forgotten about you. He is concerned about what’s going on in your life. As a matter of fact, discover from God’s Word, that He loves you just as much as He loves His own Son.
Sessions with Babbie Mason
Seminar with Gwen Smith
AW Tozer said it well: “Sometimes when we get overwhelmed we forget how big God is.” Life is sweet, but can be filled with challenges that overwhelm and discourage us. At times our circumstances are downright complicated. What’s a girl to do when her faith flounders? How can she trust God when her prayers seem to go unheard and unanswered? Simply stated: there is no “Easy Button” for faith. God has, however, provided each believer access to His strength, dignity and joy. His Word is rich with answers and His Spirit is always ready with guidance. This seminar will unpack a few of God’s promises, in practical ways, that will empower each attendee confidently to walk in faith, not by sight.
Schedule subject to change
4:00 pm Check in
7:00 Concert with Babbie Mason
9:00 Pool & Hot Tub or Activity
7:00 am Water Aerobics
Girly Boot Camp
9:30 Session 1
11:30 Coffee Break &
but we’ll explain)
12:15 pm Lunch
breakout session, crafts,
pool, zumba, fitness room,
activity center, etc.
7:00 Session 2 &
9:30 Pool & Hot Tub or Activity
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 Personal Devotions
9:30 Check out by 10
10:00 Session 3 &
Free time on the grounds to think, pray & process – stay as long as you like!
“I felt a greater connectedness to God! The praise and worship were awesome and the speaker provided life-changing information.”
– Ernell, Silver Springs, MD
“Relaxing, fun and I was able to bond with other women as well as spend time with God!” – Carol, Lake Frederick, VA
“A wonderful weekend to spend with my daughter and discuss God and become closer.”
– Wendy, Bridgeville, DE
An award-winning singer, songwriter, teacher and TV talk show host, Babbie Mason shows no signs of stopping. The name Babbie Mason is synonymous with creative excellence in the Christian community. An award-winning singer-songwriter of Christian music, her ministry and career have blessed countless thousands for almost three decades. The daughter of a Baptist pastor, Babbie learned to serve others early in life. Demonstrating exceptional musical skill early in life, she became the church’s full-time pianist and choir director by age nine. She often accompanied her father, the late Rev. George W. Wade, as he preached at home and at churches across the Great Lake States. Those humble beginnings paved the way for a ministry that has taken Babbie Mason across the globe where she has encouraged the hearts of young and old alike in churches, conferences and corporate conventions. Gracing the stage in events such as Billy Graham Crusades, Bill Gaither Homecoming, Women of Faith Conferences, The Grammy Awards and Carnegie Hall, her gifts and talents have allowed her to share the platform with such notable people as Presidents Carter, Ford and Bush, Former First Lady Barbara Bush, Bill Cosby, NBA legend, Michael Jordan, General Colon Powell, Steve Forbes and Jeff Foxworthy.
Babbie’s compelling passion for women’s ministry is ever increasing. A sought after women’s conference speaker, Babbie teaches women that they matter to God and that they can overcome any obstacle they may face. Whether it is from the theme of This I Know For Sure or her prior work, Embraced By God, Babbie brings the theme of these encouraging works to the stage to lead women in exciting worship concerts called, Worship Celebrations For Women. Babbie leads mothers, daughters, sisters and friends in an exciting worship experience with a purpose. Women all over America and abroad have encountered Jesus in an atmosphere of acceptance, forgiveness and love. At each Worship Celebration For Women, the name of Jesus is magnified, and the hearts of women are strengthened as they hear the victorious stories of other women, and celebrate the power of Christian sisterhood.
A favorite guest at Women of Faith Conferences, Kay Arthur’s National Women’s Conference, Beth Moore Conferences and Ann Graham Lotz’s Just Give Me Jesus Conferences, Babbie encourages hearts of all ages with her warmth, wit and wisdom. She is the host of her own television show, Babbie’s House, seen all over North America, Africa, the British Isles and the Caribbean Islands.
Babbie Mason’s heart-felt lyrics and singable melodies have been translated in over twenty languages. She is the recipient of two Dove Awards for her singing and songwriting abilities and a host of other awards and recognitions line her walls; eleven Dove Award nominations, nominations for the Grammy and the Stellar Awards, including nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. In 2010 Babbie Mason was recognized for her contributions in Gospel music by being inducted into The Christian Music Hall of Fame.
Her compositions can be found in just about every genre of Christian music, including Contemporary Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Urban Gospel and Southern Gospel music. Some of the nation’s most notorious artists and groups have recorded her compositions, including CeCe Winans, Albertina Walker, Larnelle Harris, Steve Green, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Alvin Slaughter, Gold City Quartet, and Legacy Five. Many of her compositions are considered modern day church classics. She has garnered two ASCAP Awards and ten number one radio singles for songs like, All Rise, With All My Heart, Each One, Reach One, Trust His Heart, Standing in the Gap, God Will Open Up The Windows and Love Is The More Excellent Way. You will find her songs, hymns and spiritual songs among the pages of the world’s most famous composers in church hymnals, musicals and choral octavos.
Babbie Mason doesn’t hesitate to share her knowledge and experience with up and coming music artists and songwriters. For the last twenty-two years she and her husband, Charles have hosted their own music conferences and workshops, most recently The Inner Circle, where they mentor and minister together, imparting their knowledge with those desiring to enter into the music ministry and business.
Although Babbie Mason is known all over the world for her contributions of encouraging words and beautiful music, she remains humble, recognizing her blessings come from above. It is no wonder that Babbie Mason is blessed with so many gifts and talents. She does not hesitate to share her gifts with the world. The plethora of gifts she possesses is still making room for her. Whether singing, composing music, teaching students, hosting her TV show, speaking to women or sharing her heart through her books, her heart shines through like a bright star. When you meet her, you’ll meet a friend with a love for God and people.
Gwen Smith is a speaker, author, songwriter, and worship leader who inspires women toward the heart of God through stories, songs, and Scripture. Her fun, enthusiastic, and relateable communication style puts audiences at ease and bridges generational, denominational, and racial divides. As a co-founder of the conference and devotional ministry Girlfriends In God, Gwen has helped thousands of women experience how the Word of God and the power of grace, through Jesus Christ, rejuvenates faith and enriches lives.
Gwen has shared her stories and songs on The 700 Club, The Good Life, The Harvest Show, Atlanta Live, and many other television and radio programs. She is the author of a book titled Broken Into Beautiful – which shares the same title as the heart-stirring song that she co-wrote and recorded.
Today, Gwen and the ministry team at Girlfriends In God encourage more than 500,000 women daily through their online devotions. The “GiGs” have co-authored a book, Trusting God: A Girlfriends in God Devotional. In addition, Gwen was a recording artist with Great Worship Songs and a staff songwriter for Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing from 2008 – 2011. She has written for Sunday Best Music Publishing since 2004. Her newest CD, Uncluttered, was released in early 2011.
Aside from all this formal bio information, those who know her best would tell you that Gwen is just a car-pooling, coffee-loving, chocolate-craving, Jesus-loving wife and mother who struggles like the rest of us with dirty dishes, everyday life, messy piles, mountains of laundry, complicated relationships and cellulite.
Though she travels regularly, Gwen’s top ministry priority is, and always will be, her family. She and her husband Brad have been married since 1993 and have been blessed with three cool kids (named Preston, Hunter and Kennedy) who are now officially: two tweens and a teen.
In her spare time, Gwen loves to cheer loudly at her kid’s ballgames, play guitar, relax at the piano, and chat with her girlfriends. Her other interests include bargain shopping, hanging out at local coffee shops enjoying the dark roast, writing new songs, and studying her Bible. Gwen and her family reside in North Carolina, and are members at LIFE Fellowship Church
All rates are per person and include two nights lodging, six meals, snacks, program and activities. Some optional craft workshops and activities require a modest fee.
Rates begin at $219 per person.
Most rooms have two twin beds and one queen size bed, so triple occupancy allows for each person to have their own sleep space.
Treat yourself to an upgraded room!
Ask about beautiful bay view rooms and 2 room suites – a few with Jacuzzis!
Upgraded charge is per room, not per person
Looking for a slightly different Retreat? Try our campground!
Log Cabins are now open all year with an extended season for Campsites.
Log Cabin Rates: $269 per person, minimum occupancy of 4
Please note that there is a minimum occupancy required for all cabins.
Financial hardship? Partial scholarships are available.
Modest swimsuits are required…one-piece for girls of all ages!
10% military discount for all program events for ALL military personnel.
This discount is available to any member of the armed forces, any branch and their immediate family members living in their household.
This is a Child Free Event. We love babies and children and we know you do too! But “Child Free Events” are your opportunity to be free from some of your normal daily responsibilities. It also provides a distraction free time for everyone to focus on the spiritual purpose of the event. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.