Space still available for the Second Annual Crystal Coast Christian Women’s Retreat! Reserve your space now!

Second Annual Crystal Coast Christian Women’s Retreat


Beside Still Waters

Friday, May 10th at 5 pm to
Saturday, May 11th at 4 pm

Registration Deadline May 2

Trinity Center
Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Come and partake in a weekend of intentional planning to create a place where women can engage with each other, experience Christ in a new and deeper way, encourage one another in our journeys, and be enriched to grow in Christ and the work of His kingdom.

Who are Crystal Coast Christian Women?

We are a group of women standing on the truth of God’s Word. We hold that God reveals himself through the Bible, and it is wholly accurate, reliable and authoritative. We unite under the Biblical truth that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, died and rose again for the remission of our sins. We desire to welcome any woman who wishes to explore God’s word and the teachings of Jesus Christ. We believe that God’s love is unconditional and all encompassing. Our deepest wish is to build bridges through the blood of Jesus Christ.

Teens Only Venue Offered


We are having a special venue JUST FOR TEENS ages 13– 18. Please don’t miss this opportunity for your daughter to be blessed by an amazing breakouts, testimonies and worship!! They will have their own bunk house and meeting area for the break out sessions.

Teen rate is $65.00 (does not include the bracelet).  All teen girls must be accompanied by an adult. 

Breakout Sessions

Option One: “Write Your Heart” – Krisan Murphy

Write Your Heart, designed for both novice and seasoned writers, is a fast-paced, fun writing workshop which focuses on both method and message. By the end of the session participants will have completed four writing assignments and received resources to promote writing at home.

Krisan Murphy is Christian – a cheerleader of those who seek Jesus and a guide to those who don’t – a wife of 32 years, and mother of four.  She holds a B.A. in English from UTA and works as a writer and homeschooling mom. Her love of writing began in the fifth grade when she received accolades for penning a not-very-flattering sketch of her teacher who yawned behind her history book. Krisan writes children’s literature, nonfiction, literary flash fiction.  Her book reviews are published by Children’s Lit.  Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood 2013 published her essay, Outside My Reach.  She has received awards and honors for her writing and is a member of Carteret Writers, Seascribes, and SCBWI.

Participants are asked to bring a spiral notebook and pen for this workshop.

Option Two: “Paper Water”  Ann Boyer LePere

Part one: Brief presentation – “the Christian, the Arts and the Culture” Extensive handout and reading list.

Part two: Playing with paper to make a “still waters” collage in liquid blues, sea glass green, satin gold, shimmering silver and fluid turquoise.

Ann Boyer LePere was hardwired as a visual gal. With God-granted “artist eyes” she gravitated toward drawing and painting the human face and form. A career as a portrait painter was a natural and you can poke around to learn all about that. But this breakout session will not involve portraiture…or drawing…or painting.

As a Christian, wife, mother, grandmother AND artist, Ann is troubled by the way a post-modern worldview uses the arts (music, movies, video games, books, etc.) to shape our beliefs and culture. Part one will outline the quotation handout and reading list. Topics: Art relating to God, the Church, the Christian and the culture. Part two will relax into a light-hearted time of play: cutting, tearing, pasting, sprinkling, chatting with your neighbor and sharing your markers.

Participants will be required to submit an $10.00 supply fee for this workshop.

Option Three:  “Called to Worship with Movement…Banners” – Worship Team 

One way to “move” and have our being in the Lord is through banners:  an outward demonstration of an inward adoration to our Lord and Savior.  The movement with banners that we will be presenting is worship, not  pageantry.  Join us simply to observe this form of worship for understanding or to participate in the movement.  Learn to experience the presence of and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit through banner worship.

Option Four:  “Personal Restoration”  – Personal Quiet Time Alone with the Savior

We believe that as women we often engage in activity and play the role of a Martha when Jesus desires us to be Mary.  For this reason we are offering the option for a breakout session specifically designed for you to have quiet time alone with the Savior or perhaps with one of the women from our shepherding team in prayer and time of soul restoration.  It is vital for us to “be still and know that He is God” and in order to fulfill the knowing part of this command one must be still.  Therefore, please feel free to choose this option as an opportunity for soul refreshment with the Savior.  We respectfully ask that you are intentional in this focus, and utilize the amazing grounds of the Trinity Center to spend time with Lord.

Broadcast Share-Wear is “Prayerfully and Purposefully Designed, Scripture-Based Jewelry, a Tool for Witnessing and Sharing the Light of Christ.

Let the Rocks Cry Out…” …I tell you that, if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out…”
— Luke 19:40
To Broadcast the Seeds of the Gospel… “For just as rain and snow fall from heaven, and do not return there without saturating the earth, and making it germinate and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so My word that comes from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and will prosper in what I send it [to do].” Isaiah 55:10-11 (Hollman Christian Standard)
Designer’s Bio

Carla Weist of Emerald Isle, NC, has been designing jewelry since 1991. Inspired by her husband’s request to have her make a masculine necklace for his birthday and her dying grandfather’s encouraging words, who said she had “an eye for creative color and shape combinations,” Carla has developed and grown in her craft over the past twenty-two years. Formerly a high school English teacher, Carla has been home with her three children since 1996. She has enjoyed the blessing of homeschooling through the years and with Classical Conversations since 2009. Presently, she shares at women’s events and retreats where she leads the guests through a scripture-based design complete with a song, giving meaning to the jewelry on which her Broadcast Share-Wear pieces are based.

“When my husband and I were expecting our first daughter, we prayed for God to make a way for me to be home with her. Sixteen years later, the Lord continues to faithfully and abundantly provide above what we could ask or think. He guides our family to places where we are able to testify to the love of God we have experienced through the years in obedient faith. The call of our hearts is to encourage and sharpen others in their own personal journeys in relationship with Jesus Christ, rooted and grounded in the Word of God.”

For more information or questions please contact
Lisa Roska

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