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Historical Timeline 2017-02-16T00:43:01+00:00

Historical Timeline

Since 1996 we have held a total of 33 conferences (including 2 pre-conferences and 2 writing & blogging conferences) in 21 years. How amazing is that!

2016 

  • The Up Side of Down
  • Speakers: Michele Cushatt & Tricia Goyer
  • Choral Group: The Smuts Tenors
  • Trumpet & Solo: Mercia Charlotte Silcock
  • Ballet: Joburg Ballet

2015

  • Celebrate what matters!
  • Speakers: Sheridan Voysey & Linda Isaiah
  • Trumpet: Mercia Charlotte Silcock
  • Ballet: Iain MacDonald & Burnise Silvius

2015

  • How to write your memoir
  • Speaker: Sheridan Voysey
  • Writing & Blogging Seminar

2014

  • LOOK UP! Timeless Truths for Trying Times
  • Speaker: Ellie Lofaro
  • Guest Artists: Point of Grace
  • Drama/dance: 13th Floor

2013

  • Live Uncaged
  • Speakers: Sue Keddy & Mary DeMuth
  • Ballet: Iain MacDonald & Shannon Glover
  • Dance: 13th Floor
  • Drama: 13th Floor

2013

  • Write Uncaged
  • Speaker: Mary DeMuth
  • Writers and bloggers conference
  • First Christian writers conference held in SA

2012

  • The Faithfulness of God
  • Speakers: Ellie Lofaro & Barbie Erasmus
  • Ballet: Iain MacDonald & Shannon Glover
  • Dance: 13th Floor
  • Drama: Campbell Meas & Kirsty Marillier
  • Guest artist: Ansua Steyn

2011

  • Everyone Has a Story to Tell
  • Speakers: Jennifer Rothschild & Lisa Whelchel
  • New venue: New Life Conference Centre, Bryanston
  • Guest artist: Lyndon Peterson
  • Art/drawing: Gordon Chilvers
  • Drama: Taryn Bennett

2010 (May – 2 conferences)

  • Do You Know Who I Am?
  • Speaker: Angela Thomas
  • Guest artists: Kim Hill & Paulette Wooten
  • Ballet: Iain MacDonald & Shannon Glover
  • New Cape Town venue: Jubilee Conference Centre
  • JOY! magazine partners with us

2009 (Sept – 2 conferences)

  • Speaker: Angela Thomas
  • Guest artist: Nicole C. Mullen
  • Opening soloist: Oliver Toorn
  • Guest artist: Neville D – Cape Town only
  • Theme, Cape Town: A Beautiful Life
  • New Cape Town venue: His People Conference Centre, N1 City
  • Cape Town, Nicole C. Mullen concert at the Lighthouse
  • Theme, Johannesburg: Do You Know Who I Am?
  • New Johannesburg venue: New Life Conference Centre, Bryanston
  • One Gospel (channel 331 on DSTV) partners with us

2009 (May – 2 conferences)

  • Beneath His Wings (the book of Ruth)
  • Speaker: Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Guest artist: Babbie Mason
  • Ballet dancers: Iain MacDonald & Lauryn Summerley
  • New Cape Town venue: Common Ground Church, Rondebosch

2008 (2 conferences and 2 pre-conferences)

  • Celebrate! He is our hope!
  • Speakers: Carol Kent & Anita Renfroe
  • Moved to Mosaiek Teatro, a 3,000-seater auditorium in Johannesburg, AND held a Pre-conference
  • First ever Beauty for Ashes conference and pre-conference in Cape Town!
  • Pre-conference theme: Choices That Will Change Your Life!
  • Ballet dancers: Iain MacDonald & Sarah Hurter
  • Radio CCFM (Cape Community FM) partners with us

2007 (2 conferences)

  • Indescribable God!
  • Speakers: Priscilla Shirer & Julie Ann Barnhill
  • Guest artists: Lionel Petersen, Stella Katombe, Ansua Steyn
  • Guest dance and drama: 13th Floor
  • Guest ballet dancers: Iain MacDonald & Lorna Maseko
  • Unable to accommodate all the women who wanted to attend

2006 (2 conferences)

  • A Beautiful Offering
  • Speakers: Angela Thomas & Cheryl McGuinness
  • Guest artists: Janine Price, Linda Gordon, Trevor Sampson, Abigail Layman, Lyndon Petersen
  • Guest dancers: Xander & Ansua Steyn, Marlee van der Merwe
  • Guest dance and drama group: 13th Floor
  • First double conference over two weekends to accommodate the numbers
  • Struik Christian Media partners with us

2005

  • Loved by God
  • Speaker: Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Guest artist: Babbie Mason
  • Guest ballet dancers: Iain & Karen MacDonald
  • Guest mime artist and dancer: Meilene Els & Denise Auths
  • Christian Living Today magazine partners with us

2004

  • When Wallflowers Dance
  • Speakers: Angela Thomas & Chante Hinds
  • Guest artist: Pianist Andre Kempen
  • Guest dancer: Denise Auths

2003

  • Building Better Relationships
  • Speakers: Jill Briscoe & Judy Briscoe Golz

2003

  • Heart Hunger – Heart Cry
  • Held a separate conference for Women in Ministry
  • Speakers: Jill Briscoe & Judy Briscoe Golz

2002

  • Beauty for Ashes
  • Speakers: Linda Strom & Terry Meeuwsen (700 Club presenter)
  • From this time on Beauty for Ashes became our name
  • Guest artist: Andre de Villiers
  • Guest dance group: Rejoice Dance Company
  • Special event: ‘Princess and Pauper’ dinner

2002

  • Be Still and Know That I am God
  • Held a separate conference for Women in Ministry
  • Speakers: Linda Strom & Terry Meeuwsen
  • Special dinner: Winter Wonderland
  • Special event: Thanksgiving Breakfast

2001

  • The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me to be a Woman of God in Today’s World
  • Speakers: Judy Mbugua (from Kenya) & Maureen Onions
  • Guest dancers: Verna Snyers & Jessica Lee
  • Drama: The Covenant Players
  • Special event: ‘Grace Odyssey 2001’ Dinner

2000

  • There is a Season . . .
  • Speaker: Katherine Porter (missionary from Russia)
  • Special event: International Dinner
  • Guest dancers: Verna Snyers & Yolande Murphy

1999

  • Prayer That Works
  • Speaker: Jill Briscoe
  • Guest mime artist: Meilene Chalklin

1999

  • Renewal on the Run
  • Held a conference for Women in Ministry
  • Speaker: Jill Briscoe
  • Special event: An African Breakfast
  • Special dinner: If Music Be the Theme of Love, Play On . . .

1998

  • Walk in the Light
  • Speakers: Marlene Holtzhausen, Julia Blackbeard & Rex Mathie
  • Drama: The Covenant Players
  • Special event: ‘Masks Until Midnight’ late night supper
  • Held at Good News Conference Centre, Honeydew (from 1998 to 2007)

1997

  • Becoming the Woman God Wants You to Be
  • Speakers: Walty & Colleen Snyman
  • Held at Henly-on-Klip
  • Special event: ‘Mad Hatters High Tea’
  • Musicians Derek and Linda Gordon arrived in period costume in a horse-drawn carriage

1996

  • Putting Down Roots in Christ – Anne van Niekerk
  • What a Woman Can Do – Vikki Chilvers
  • Speakers: Anne van Niekerk & Vicky Chilvers
  • Held at the YFC campsite, CYARA, in the Magaliesberg