CONNECT bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

Isaiah 61:3

Ashes to Beauty weekend is designed for every women 18 years and older. It is about encountering Jesus at the Cross in a new, personal, and intimate way. There are 12 Sessions that relate to a woman’s life. Each session will include praise and worship, personal testimonies, teachings from God’s perspective, and a time of reflection.
June A2B Registration Closed.
Please sign up on the Waiting List here!
Jesus paid the ultimate price for you, His beautiful daughter, to be free from the chains that bind you, the strongholds that separate you, and the sins that trap you.

No matter what season of life you are in, He wants nothing less than to have a loving, intimate relationship with you, without barriers that steal the FREEDOM that He Paid for you to have.

2024 Schedule

February 16-18
april 12-14
May 31 - June 2
September 20-22


Whether you come with an open humble heart OR you do not…. Whether you are already strong in the Lord OR you are not…. Jesus will show up and meet you right where you are.

Our goal at A2B is to equip you with the tools and Armor that God provides, so that you may face life’s challenges with confidence, recognize the enemy you battle, and defeat him!

This 48 hour weekend can change your life!


At Ashes to Beauty, we choose NOT to concentrate on what divides us but remember what “UNITES” us!

Ashes to Beauty Woman’s Encounter is not about denomination.  This means that no matter what “flavor” of church you attend or if you don’t yet attend church at all, we believe in Unity!

One body and One Spirit, just as you were called to One Hope, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, One God and Father of ALL

Ephesians 4:4


We have fun at A2B! One minute you may experience tears and the next minute you may be filled with laughter! The King rejoices when His daughters are free and filled with joy!

On behalf of the A2B Servers at Encounter Ministry, we look forward to knowing, serving, and loving you at your Ashes to Beauty Women’s Encounter weekend! 

She laughs without fear of the future

Proverbs 31:25


What Should I Bring?

Twin size bedding or sleeping bag, pillow, casual clothing, toiletries, washcloth & towel.

*IMPORTANT REMINDER: If you have medications, please keep them with you, not in your luggage. 

When and Where to Arrive

Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center
500 E. Elm, Lebanon, MO 65536
Check in will be Friday evening from 5:00-6:00 PM the weekend of the Encounter. Doors open @ 5:00 PM

Is Food Provided?

All meals (6) will be provided throughout the weekend, including a late Friday evening meal at the Civic Center.

And don't worry, there will be PLENTY of COFFEE!!