Join us for a gorgeous fall Weekend Getaway at Sandy Cove! Leaves turning color, crisp fall air - and a weekend retreat of worship and fellowship with hundreds of other women, will refresh your Spirit!
Girlfriends in God is a non-denominational ministry that crosses generational and racial boundaries to bring the Body of Christ together as believers. Just as God sent Ruth to Naomi and Mary to Elizabeth, God continues to use women to encourage and equip other women in their spiritual journey. We are doing life together!
Nursing moms and their babies are welcome! There will be a special room set up with video feed to the sessions.
We also encourage you to register and bring your older next-generation teenagers to enhance their growth in the Lord.
If ever there was a group of women who rose up with courage, it was the women in the New Testament. During a time in history when women were treated like property, had no rights, could not speak to men in public, could not attend a gathering of men, could not testify in court, and were not even counted as people, these women rose up. And why? Because Jesus called them to rise up! He called them out of the shadows and into the spotlight to play major roles in the most important story of human history. And he is calling you too. In this session we will walk in the steps of these courageous women and see how their story is your story.
So what comes next after we rise up with courage and power? We move forward to live bold. Jesus called a lame man sitting beside a pool to rise up. Jesus called a blind beggar to rise up and wash his eyes. But then what? In this last session, we will focus on the next steps to living a life that empowered by God.
Do you remember when a new box of crayons in your backpack for the first day of school sent your heart soaring; only to be discouraged a few months later when the wrappers were peeled, points were broken, and some were snapped in half? Do you feel like that’s the story of YOUR life? Join Billie Jo as she offers practical solutions and Biblical insight into allowing God to transform your mess into His masterpiece...because, after all, broken crayons still color!
Do you ever feel like a train wreck? Overcommitted, ineffective and distracted? Like your flaws, fears and failures are more consistent than the rising and setting of the sun? If so, take heart, girlfriend, because you’re not alone. Join Gwen for an honest discussion on the grit we all have and the grace we all need. This session will encourage your heart in meaningful ways to live out and lean on the grace of Jesus in the midst of cluttered, messy days.
If you, or someone you love, has questions or even doubts about the Bible, Jesus, and God in general...that is ok! God wants us to ask questions about him. He is not afraid nor is He offended by questions. Sometimes doubt is really the raw side of honesty. So, let’s get honest and let light be shed on doubts and questions. Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life and in Him and His creation are the answers. By unpacking the Parable of the Ten Minas in Luke we will address the various kinds of doubt that keep us, or those we love from living the full life Jesus came to give us.
What did God create you to do? Are you doing it? "Divine Surprises: 7 Habits of a Successful Woman" offers seven practical steps that will help you discover your true purpose in life. We were created to love and serve God with passion and with joy. Just imagine your life if you could:
Life can come at you full speed. What are you doing to protect your emotional well-being? What are you doing to set yourself up to crash? What are you doing to recover and heal? Where is God when you need Him? Let's dig deeper together and discovery the answers as well as tips to do more than survive life.
Is that really in the Bible? That is a question women often ask when Sharon teaches on the Song of Solomon. In this overview, Sharon will explore God’s original design for romance, marriage, and sexual intimacy based on The Song of Solomon. With the Song as a backdrop, we will explore topics such as giving and receiving in marriage, restoring romance in the mundane, making intimacy a priority, avoiding the dangers of growing indifference, and creating time to pull away from life’s busyness. You’ll never look at palm trees and pomegranates the same again! (This session is for married or engaged women only.)
God used this weekend to boldly remind me to pursue the calling He has been leading me to for over a year. I was reminded how much God loves me. This is my 2nd visit here and I really enjoy the location, atmosphere and programs. Tammy, Northern Cambria, PA
It was wonderful to hear new things from the scriptures - things I have never seen. My knowledge of the Lord was definitely increased through the study of the word. Janice, Cape May Court House, NJ
God had a plan, I needed this weekend more than I realized. I have some personal struggles in my life right now and between God speaking to me through the speakers and just quality time spent with women I love. I took so much from this weekend. Absolutely loved my first time experience here and will be back for many more events. Aurora, Woodbridge, VA
I love Sandy Cove! Everything is top notch always and I just feel at home when I'm here. Jessica, Dale City, VA
Rejoicing the Lord with your best girlfriends is always uplifting! I love this venue. Melody, Marbury, MD
The Word was delivered and the overall atmosphere of Sandy Cove helped me to see God in a great light! Everytime I'm here, I get closer to Him. Talita, Washington DC
Something about the grounds and being near the water immediately draws me into God's presence. Seeing the sunset on the water the first evening just reminded me of all God created and all that He is. Everything here is spiritual icing on the cake - especially the wonderful staff! Dianne, Woodbridge, VA