N.C. Baptist Women's Retreat

A retreat for all women
October 26-27, 2018
Caraway Conference Center and Camp

Sophia, N.C.

“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, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.” – Colossians 3:12-14

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?

How do we live holy and set apart in a world where right seems wrong? How does the reality that God chose us as His very own affect how we view ourselves and our interactions with others? And, how can we allow God’s love for us change how we love others?

This year’s retreat will seek to answer all of these questions from God’s Word as we live our lives in light of our identity in Christ.

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 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.

Registration will begin on June 1 and will be done through a registration link that will become available on that day. Reservations are made through the Embrace office by this registration link. Please do not call the Caraway Conference Center to make reservations. For any questions or concerns during registration, please email amahan@ncbaptist.org 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

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


Friday, October 26
12:30 – Check in Begins* 
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. – Main Session
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Breakout Session 
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. – Breakout Session 
5:30 – Dinner in Dining Hall
6:45 – Main Session

After Main Session - Game room, flashlight tour or time to relax 

*Please note lunch is not provided on Friday

Saturday, October 27
7:15 – Breakfast (Checkout prior to 8:30)
8:30 - 9:40 a.m. – Main Session 
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. – Optional Breakout Session/Church Discussion Time 
11:00 – Hour of Reflection 
11:50 – Lunch in Dining Hall
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. – Breakout Session
2:10 - 3:45 p.m. – Final Main Session



Esther Burroughs

Lori McDaniel
International Mission Board

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.


Kimberly Merida
Imago Dei Church, Raleigh 

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.


Esther Burroughs

Betsy Bolick
Perkinsville Baptist Church

Betsy Bolick lives in the beautiful 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 with the gospel of Jesus Christ. She desires to make disciples for the Kingdom of God and to fulfill the mission Christ has called her to fulfill for His glory.


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