During our training, we walk participants through a Beauty for Ashes retreat so they can experience the content we teach them to facilitate. Then, we cover:
Hands-on training of facilitating our curriculum including introducing biblical stories, sharing your testimony, presenting teaching points and activating women through activities
Logistics of how to cast vision and plan a gathering that meets your community's needs
How to manage potential scenarios
Women will leave feeling equipped to use Beauty for Ashes curriculum to impact women in their communities and wherever God has called them, change culture, and be conduits of hope and healing.
Beauty for Ashes is the women’s ministry of Adventures in Missions. We exist to share God’s restoration, hope, and healing with women through ministry and training.
We all have stories that involve personal pain & God’s intervention. But often shame keeps our stories from being told. We tend not to share the shameful, painful parts of our lives -- the most powerful parts. Instead, we share only what is socially acceptable. We can break the power of shame by sharing the truth about our stories. When we share in a safe environment, God’s healing is free to flow over the hurts and pains of our past, so we can step into the bright future our Heavenly Father has designed for us. The safe environment and Christ-centered community fostered by Beauty for Ashes ministry help make this possible.
Beauty for Ashes creates safe spaces for women to encounter the hope and healing of Jesus. We desire for women to walk out of shame and into freedom through biblical stories, testimonies, seeking the Lord’s voice and sharing their stories with their community. Our curriculum provides guidance for women to interact with the truth of Scripture and invite the Holy Spirit to speak into their lives. It can be tailored to meet a variety of needs from small groups to special week-long retreats.
We have held Beauty for Ashes gatherings in over 50 countries and have seen God eternally impact the lives of countless women. Through this experience, women tap into their God-given destiny and become ambassadors for change in their homes, communities, and cultures.
We believe deeply in empowering women to step into all God has for them so they can disciple other women in the practical application of living out the freedom found in God's truth and His purpose in their lives. Each woman’s story is powerful.
We would love for you to join us on one of our short term mission trips as we help cultivate the long term plans of our ministry partners around the world. You can also attend one of our Facilitator Trainings -- a time of equipping held twice a year that prepares you to implement Beauty for Ashes ministry in your community.
(Click a location to view testimonies from around the world.)
MISSION TRIPS Be a part of a short term domestic or international mission trip as we share God's love with women through hosting one or more retreats. We have short-term trips open to all women ages 18+.
Interested in a custom trip for your small group? We take care of all the logistical planning and provide the curriculum and support for your group to successfully minister to women domestically or overseas.
GIVE Your generous financial support makes it possible for Beauty for Ashes gatherings to impact women around the world. Please prayerfully consider giving and joining with what God is doing through Beauty for Ashes.
BECOME A PARTNER Partners have a deep investment into the heartbeat of Beauty for Ashes. They are committed to prayer and financial support of $1000 per year. To become a partner, email email@example.com
BEAUTY FOR ASHES TEA Our tea gatherings are held to raise awareness about what God is doing through Beauty for Ashes Ministry. Contact us to learn how to host a tea in your community!
"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives,
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes."