Even More Glory!

THURSDAY, April 25 – SATURDAY, April 27

Our annual Ladies’ Retreat will be held at The Anchorage camp on beautiful Lake Waccamaw. The worship, lessons, fellowship, fun and food are destined to be amazing! Join us for rejuvenation, reconnection, relaxation and rejoicing! We encourage everyone to come for 2 nights but, if that’s not possible, come for as long as you can… even if its just a meal! Just come!

Welcome Video – click this link to get a tour of the camp. See where we will worship, play, fellowship, relax, and sleep!

Welcome Video – click this link to get a tour of the camp. See where we will worship, play, fellowship, relax, and sleep!

REMINDER: Last Day to Register – Tuesday, April 23 @ midnight

We need to get a count to the camp staff for meals.  But, after that, if you can come, please bring your own food and drive down any time!

KEYNOTE – 2 Corinthians 3 – Even More Glory

We are ministers of a new covenant. The Holy Spirit dwells within us bringing even more glory than the old. Unfortunately, we live life like it’s all up to us doing the same thing again and again. What exactly do these truths mean and what are they “supposed” to look like? We’ll be edified and challenged by the transforming power of the Spirit of the Lord.

Keynote Speakers

Rene Bahrenfus

Rene is wife to Brian, mother to Benjamin, and has been a member of Berean for over five years. She and Brian teach the 4-year-old Sunday school class every week, and Rene has led a variety of Bible studies for women over the years. The Air Force brought Brian and Rene to Fayetteville just before 9/11, but from childhood, God’s sovereign plan nurtured Rene’s love of the Word and eventually planted her at Berean to grow and live out Acts 17:11b.

Amanda Boyd

A native of North Carolina, Amanda is a retired Certified Public Accountant, who earned her Master’s in Biblical Counseling from Summit University in 2015. She is currently serving at Berean as the Assistant Chief Financial Officer as well as enjoying a teaching and counseling ministry within the Body as God leads. She is married to Dr. Bill Boyd and together they have 2 married sons, 2 married daughters, 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Her guiding verse for 2024 is “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” (ESV Prov 3:6.)

Bonnie Silcox

Bonnie loves Jesus! She is married to her best friend, Jim, who serves in the Army. They have 4 sons and 1 daughter who are curious and energetic! Day-to-day she’s running their home and raising and educating their children. Their home is busy and usually filled with lots of people that they love to welcome and share their lives with. They’ve been at Berean since January of 2016 during which time the Lord has given Bonnie both a desire and opportunity to disciple women and to teach His word. He is so good.


THURSDAY, April 25

  • 3:00-6:00p Registration
  • 4:00p – Van departs BBC (for those who want a ride)
  • 6:00-7:00p – Dinner
  • 7:00-7:15p – Welcome/Announcements
  • 7:15-7:30p – WORSHIP
  • 7:30-8:30p – KEYNOTE SESSION 1
  • 8:30-8:45p – Break
  • 8:45-9:30p – Diggin’ In – Group Discussion
  • 9:30p-Until – Freetime
  • 9:45p-Until – Fireside Chat (Creating Sisterhood Community)

FRIDAY, April 26

  • 7:30-8:15a – Early Riser Coffee and Muffins
  • 8:00-9:00a – Morning Chat (Winning Spiritual Battles of the Mind)
  • 9:00-9:55a – Breakfast
  • 10:00-10:45a – Ice Breaker Games
  • 11:00-11:15a – WORSHIP
  • 11:15-12:15p – KEYNOTE SESSION 2
  • 12:30-1:30p – Lunch
  • 1:30-2:15p – Diggin’ In – Group Discussion
  • 2:15-5:30p – Snack/Gift Shop Open
  • 2:15-5:30p – Freetime (to include: water activities, riflery, archery, and much more)
  • 5:30-5:55p – Dress for Theme Dinner – “Decades”
  • 6:00-6:30p – Group Photo
  • 6:30-7:30p – Dinner
  • 7:30-8:00p – Change Clothes
  • 8:00-9:30p – Volleyball Tournament
  • 8:00p-Until – Freetime
  • 9:45p-Until – Fireside Chat (Marital Intimacy)

SATURDAY, April 27

  • 7:30-8:15a – Early Riser Coffee and Muffins
  • 8:00-9:00a – Morning Chat (Fullness of Joy)
  • 9:00-9:55a – Breakfast
  • 10:00-10:15a – WORSHIP
  • 10:15-11:15p – KEYNOTE SESSION 3
  • 11:15-12:15p – Diggin’ In – Group Discussion
  • 12:15-12:30p – Break
  • 12:30-1:00p – Closing/Surveys/Slide Show/Group Photo
  • 1:00-2:00p – Lunch
  • 2:00-3:00p – Gift Shop Open
  • 2:00-3:00p – Freetime
  • 3:00p – Keys due
  • 3:15 – Van departs camp

See the full picture gallery below!

Early Riser and Fireside Chats

Winning Spiritual Battles of the Mind

(with Dee Dee Boarts)

What are spiritual battles? How do they affect our daily life? Let’s look together at what Scripture tells us and discuss how to handle them.

Fullness of Joy

(with Karen Thompson)

Does my life reflect a joy that draws others? Or do I look like I just sucked a sour lemon? Let’s chat about how being in God’s presence produces a joy that spills out onto others around us.

Creating Sisterhood Community

(with Taelor Barnes)

Do you desire true Christian friendship but find yourself only in acquaintance-type relationships? Let’s talk about getting past the awkwardness of letting someone in, and creating a sisterhood community that allows us to share burdens and build each other up.

Marital Intimacy

(with Michelle Baughan)

NOTE: PARTICIPANTS MUST BE MARRIED!  The marital covenant offers the Godly framework for oneness. God designed the husband and wife specifically for this, but it isn’t only to bear children. Come join this casual yet lively discussion about all issues concerning intimacy. What is said around the firepit stays around the firepit! This is a retreat favorite – not to be missed!



  • Cottage – Single occupancy – $195.00
  • Cottage – Multiple occupancy – $170.00
  • Loft/Lair – $155.00
  • Dorms – $145.00


  • Cottage – $140.00
  • Loft/Lair – $125.00
  • Dorms – $115.00


  • Conference Fee – $30
  • Meals – $8 each


Queen Room

Linens are provided

Loft Room

Linens are provided

Dorm Room

Linens NOT provided

All rooms are multiple occupancy with the exception of 7-8 cottages that are specifically designated as single occupancy. The single occupancy cottages are only available for a 2-overnight stay and are at a premium rate. There are a variety of room options available.

  • Single occupancy cottage – one queen bed and one bathroom (linen provided) – may be shared by two people at the multiple occupancy rate – only available for 2-overnight
  • 3-person cottages – queen bed and 1 bunk bed and one bathroom (linen provided)
  • 5-person cottages – queen bed and 2 bunk beds and one bathroom (linen provided)
  • Loft – large room with 6 bunk beds (sleeps 12) and 3 bathrooms (linen provided)
  • Dorms – multiple bunkbeds. Occupants of the dorm must use a communal bathroom and bring their own sleeping bag or linen.

NOTE: Requests for specific rooms and/or roommates will be honored on a first-come first-served basis.

Click here for more pictures of the camp!



Don’t want to spend money on gas? Want extra time for fun and fellowship? Plan to ride the church van!

  • Thursday – Van will leave the church parking lot at 4pm
  • Saturday – Van will leave the camp at approximately 3:15pm

Check the box on your registration to indicate that you want to ride the van, or call the Church Office at 910-868-5156 before Thursday April 25th at noon!


  • Bible, Notebook, and Pen
  • Board and Card Games for free time
  • Non-marking Gym Shoes
  • Modest Casual Clothing
  • Modest One-Piece Swimsuit and Towel (if going to the lake)
  • Cash for Snack Shop
  • Toiletries
  • Linens (if staying in the dorm)
  • Theme-night outfit (Decades) for Friday Supper


  • Theme Night will be during dinner on Friday night.
  • Find one or more sisters to share in the fun!
  • A gift will be awarded for the most awesome Decades outfit(s)!


412 Lakeshore Dr, Lake Waccamaw
NC 28450

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