Beauty for Ashes Women's Ministry
My name is Sha'terika Perkins and I am a Missionary-in-Residence here at Stone Creek Church.
I am writing to cordially invite you to join Beauty for Ashes-incredible international ministry by attending an upcoming Facilitator Training on Saturday, May 30th. Since this is a new ministry for us, there is some information below that I encourage you to read and please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!
If you know of other women who may be a good fit for this ministry, please forward them this email.
The mission of Beauty for Ashes (B4A) is to empower women to experience God’s restoration and hope through storytelling and community.
A Beauty for Ashes retreat is a place where women walk through their story while being showered with sisterly love. Here they are shown what true vulnerability and acceptance looks like as they walk through the beginning stages of emotional and spiritual healing.
Each and every one of us has a story and every last one of them is powerful. We hope, in sharing stories with one another, that we will:
Understand that we are not alone as women
Discover our true God-given value as women
Find comfort and healing through sharing
Experience the joy of fellowship & community
Beauty for Ashes is, plain and simple, a move of God. It's time for women to know, deep down in their bones, that God loves them. We long to see restored women of all nations serving as Christ's ambassadors for change in their homes, communities, and cultures. Will you join us?
Some version of this retreat has been facilitated in over 7 countries over the past 10 years. I have personally helped coordinate and facilitate several of these retreats in the U.S. for middle/high school girls, young adults preparing to go to on the missions field, and women recovering from prostitution and drug addiction. I can't tell you how powerful and life-changing this ministry is and I am SO excited to introduce it to Stone Creek!
How Do I Know If This Ministry is For Me?
Great question! Beauty for Ashes is most likely a fit for you if:
- You have a desire and passion to see women and girls set free from bondage of all kinds through Jesus Christ
- You have personally experienced some degree of God's redemption in your life
- You are not afraid or ashamed to share painful parts of your story to encourage and strengthen others
If you believe it is a fit for you, please register below for the upcoming facilitators training!
Thank you and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
Missionary in Residence
Stone Creek Church
Tel: (217) 344-5455