Scripture tells us because of our relationship with Christ we are “holy, chosen and beloved” of God, but what exactly does this mean in the day-to-day of life? This year’s retreat will seek to answer this from God’s Word as we live our lives in light of our identity in Christ.

Regular continue and finish description here. Registration should be paid in full by October 5 or as space is available. Registrations are not made by the Embrace office but by the participant through the registration link.

Cost
Prices include program fees and materials, Friday night lodging, Friday night dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch. Lodging is first-come, first-serve via registration and is limited in the Conference Center.

Registration
Registration is first-come, first-serve and is transferable for this event, but non-refundable. Early bird registration should be paid in full by Sept. 7. Regular registration should be paid in full by October 5 or as space is available. Registrations are not made by the Embrace office but by the participant through the registration link. Please do not call the Caraway Conference Center to make reservations. For any questions or concerns during registration, please email [email protected] or call 919-459-5558.

Jacumin Lodge 
Early bird: $140 per person (bunk beds)
Regular Registration: $165 per person (bunk beds)

Conference Center, Double Room, Double Occupancy
Early bird: $160 per person
Regular Registration: $185 per person
*Double room and double occupancy means two beds for two ladies in the room. Those who select this option must already have a roommate and register and pay at the same time. We do not find roommates for participants and no more than two ladies are allowed in one room.

Conference Center, Double Room, Single Occupancy 

Early bird: $185 per person
Regular Registration: $210 per person

Commuting
Early bird: $80 per person
Regular Registration: $105 per person

Our catalysts mobilize and equip churches to engage multifamily housing communities until we see a reproducing gospel presence for every multihousing community in the state.

Cost
Prices include program fees and materials, Friday night lodging, Friday night dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch. Lodging is first-come, first-serve via registration and is limited in the Conference Center.

Registration
Registration is first-come, first-serve and is transferable for this event, but non-refundable. Early bird registration should be paid in full by Sept. 7. Regular registration should be paid in full by October 5 or as space is available. Registrations are not made by the Embrace office but by the participant through the registration link. Please do not call the Caraway Conference Center to make reservations. For any questions or concerns during registration, please email [email protected] or call 919-459-5558.

Jacumin Lodge 
Early bird: $140 per person (bunk beds)
Regular Registration: $165 per person (bunk beds)

Conference Center, Double Room, Double Occupancy
Early bird: $160 per person
Regular Registration: $185 per person
*Double room and double occupancy means two beds for two ladies in the room. Those who select this option must already have a roommate and register and pay at the same time. We do not find roommates for participants and no more than two ladies are allowed in one room.

Conference Center, Double Room, Single Occupancy 

Early bird: $185 per person
Regular Registration: $210 per person

Commuting
Early bird: $80 per person
Regular Registration: $105 per person

“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other…”

Colossians 3:12-14

Featured Speakers

Lori McDaniel

Keynote Speaker
Lori McDaniel serves as the church initiatives manager for mobilization with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, inspiring, equipping and mobilizing women to make disciples. She and her husband, Mike, and their three children lived as missionaries in Africa for four years before returning to the United States to plant Grace Point Church in Bentonville, Arkansas, where Mike is senior pastor. McDaniel writes at the North American Mission Board’s Flourish blog (flourish.me) and at lorimcdaniel.org.

Betsy Bolick

Keynote Speaker
Betsy Bolick lives in the mountains of North Carolina and is thrilled to serve at Perkinsville Baptist Church as the Minister to Women. She received a degree in Religion with a specialization in Women’s Ministry from Liberty University and a Master’s in Church Leadership and Ethics from John Brown University. She is currently enrolled at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling program. She is the Founder and Director of Small Enough Ministries. Betsy is passionate about reaching all women for Jesus Christ. She desires to make disciples and to fulfill the mission Christ has called her to fulfill for His glory.

Kimberly Merida

Worship Leader
Kimberly Merida is the wife of Tony Merida, pastor of Imago Dei Church and the author of Orphanology and Ordinary. Kimberly is the mother of five adopted children, four from Ukraine and one from Ethiopia. Kimberly speaks at various women’s conferences and justice ministry events. She homeschools three of their children, serves alongside other pastors’ wives in ministering to women in their faith family and volunteers as a Justice Advocate with the International Justice Mission. She is also a musician, playing weekly at Imago Dei and at other events. You can follow her blog at www.shownmercy.blogspot.com.

Breakout Sessions

A Call to Prayer
Ellen Day
Prayer is communication with God and He wants to hear from His children. This breakout session will focus on how to pray, how to pray Scripture, and why we should pray individually and corporately. God longs to hear from you; do you long to talk with Him?

Holy. Chosen. Beloved.: How Do I Do it?
Jennifer Thoppil
The letter to the Church at Colossae has much to apply to the day-to-day living of God’s people. This breakout session will provide the interpretation and application of the top lessons in Colossians and provide challenges for believers to live in obedience in light of the words in the Book of Colossians.

Loved Much to Forgive Much
Denise O’Donoghue
Colossians 3:13 tells us we are to forgive each others in the same way Christ has forgiven us. But, what if the person who wronged us never asks for forgiveness? The Bible speaks about forgiveness in many different forms and contexts to 
reminds believers that forgiving others is possible because of the forgiveness God has extended to us through His Son, Jesus. This breakout will examine Scripture and the biblical basis of forgiveness.

Chosen: Being Adopted into God’s Family
Kimberly Merida
Scripture tells us that when we receive Christ, we are adopted as sons and daughters into His family. In this breakout, we will discuss what our identity as children of God means, and how we can live out our daily lives in light of such an identity.

Holy. Chosen. Beloved.: What Does it Really Mean?
Cathy Moffet
In order to understand what Colossians 3:12-14 truly means, we need to look at the text and ask ourselves the questions of who, what, when, where and how. This breakout session will provide a deeper understanding of Colossians and will give you the opportunity to practice inductive bible study methods by means of observation.

Praying and Not Giving Up
Meredith Snoddy and Ann Thurston
Praying for unbelieving friends and family to come to know the Lord can be distressing at times. We may have been praying for years and still have yet to see salvation, easily making us want to give up. This breakout will not only give encouragement to stay the course and not give up, but will give you tips on how to share the gospel with those close to you.

Chosen and Choosing to Share in Everyday Conversations
Anna Kilby
You might have heard the term “gospel conversations” and desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ as you talk with people in everyday conversations, but sincerely do not know where to begin. This breakout will introduce you to 4-1-1, which is four questions on one sheet of paper in one hour. You will be equipped with two tools to start gospel conversations by the time you leave this breakout.

Identity in Christ
Tabatha Frost
Colossians 3:12 says that we are holy, chosen and beloved, but what do those words really mean? And what do they have to do with our identity in Christ? This breakout session will explain what it means to be the holy, chosen and beloved people of God, and how this identity shapes who we are and what we are meant to do.

Pursuit of Holiness
Meg Barnes
Some of Paul’s last words to his son in the faith, Timothy, were “discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness…[because] godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” (I Timothy 4:7b-8) Holiness, or godliness, must be pursued by the believer as they desire God and seek to honor Him in their daily lives. This breakout will focus on the role of the individual in the discipline of godliness as we allow the Holy Spirit to transform us, but recognize the responsibility we have as believers.

Discipled to Disciple
Donna Navey
Throughout Scripture it is evident one generation invested the things of God into the generation that followed. God’s heart is not for disciple-making to stop with one generation, but for it to follow to the subsequent generations. However, at times we can make this more complicated than it really is. This breakout session will focus on a clear understanding of what it means to disciple, or mentor, a sister in Christ and provide practical tips to begin and continue the process.

Living in a Culture of Compromise
Missie Branch
Living in a culture where living “set apart” can seem difficult. Society communicates it is acceptable to step over boundaries and live as you want to live. Compromise seems the only way to function in the world. But, Scripture tells believers different. Those who are in the name of Christ can still live according to biblical absolutes without compromising on the truth of Scripture. This breakout session will teach how and why this is important.

Taming the Tongue
Ashley Allen
Scripture speaks much about our words. In the passage from Colossians, Paul identifies several places of speech that believers are to “put off.” In the Book of James, it is also noted that our words can be sparks that can set an entire forest on fire. But how do we control our tongues, 
and have our words speak life, kindness, gentleness and glory to Christ Jesus? This breakout will provide practical suggestions for using our tongues and words wisely.

Walking with God
Lesley Hildreth
The Bible contains hundreds of different characters in which God used to accomplish His purposes, but have you ever considered the women? This breakout will explore select women throughout the Bible from various backgrounds and circumstances that God used in His redemptive plan, and the lessons they give us that we can apply to our lives today. 

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