You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
Lisa Bevere has spent nearly three decades empowering women of all ages to find their identity and purpose. She is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally known speaker. Her previous books, which include Fight Like a Girl, Lioness Arising, Girls with Swords, and Without Rival, are in the hands of millions worldwide. Lisa and her husband, John, are the founders of Messenger International, an organization committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who transform their world. Messenger International has given away over 20 million resources in 106 languages.
DawnCheré is a speaker, singer, songwriter, and pastor who loves nothing more than to encourage people of all ages to never give up! Her contagious joy and zeal bring a uniquely impacting perspective on life. She and her husband Rich are currently planting VOUS Church in downtown Miami and they also host the annual VOUS Conference on South Beach at the historic Fillmore Theater. VOUS Church is a catalyst for creativity, diversity, encouragement, and community centered around the message of Jesus. Rich and DawnCheré recently offered a peek inside their world with their docu-series, Rich In Faith, a 10 episode feature on the Oxygen network.
Darlene is a highly acclaimed worship leader, composer, author and speaker who has pioneered contemporary worship music over the last 25 years. In 1997 her most famous song ’Shout to the Lord’, which is still sung by millions every Sunday, was nominated for Album of the Year at the 1997 Dove Awards and Song of the Year at the 1998 Dove Awards. In 2000, Darlene received the International Award for influence in praise and worship along with a Dove Award nomination for Songwriter of the Year. At the foundation of her success is a heart to see other worshippers, worship pastors, leaders, teams and writers raised up. Alongside her husband, Mark, she founded Hope: Global in 2006 to offer practical solutions to countries devastated by war, genocide and poverty. In 2011 Darlene and Mark became the Senior Pastors at HopeUC on the Central Coast of New South Wales and while they still speak and minister extensively all over the world, they love spending time with their family and building the local church.
September 6-7 | $75:
September 7-8 | $75:
Will childcare be provided?
Childcare will not be provided during the conference. Our hope is that Recreate will be a time for you to “get away” and be free from distraction so you can receive all God has for you.
What should I bring?
You can come just as you are, but you are welcome to bring a Bible, a notebook, and a pen.
What is the attire for the conference?
The attire is casual. You may want to bring a sweater or light jacket if you get cold easily.
Will there be any extra fees, or does my registration fee cover everything?
All meals and snacks are included in your registration fee. There will also be complimentary coffee, but if you are a latte-loving lady, you may want to bring some extra money to purchase a specialty coffee beverage from the Highlands Café. Additionally, merchandise from Recreate and our special guests will be available to purchase.
Do I have to register now, or can I do it at the door?
Recreate is one of our most popular events, so we highly recommend registering as soon as possible! We hope to see you there!
Should I come to the conference if I haven’t joined the church and haven’t completed the Growth Track?
Absolutely! Church membership and completion of the Growth Track are not required to attend the Recreate conference.
I have already attended Recreate in the past, so should I plan to go this year?
Absolutely. We strive to create a new, inspiring, and fun conference experience every year and don’t want you to miss out on this time to get away and be encouraged in your relationship with God!
May I invite unchurched friends or friends who do not attend Highlands to the conference?
Please do! Recreate is designed for the women of Highlands and the women in their lives: friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.
What is the typical age range of women that attend a Recreate conference?
Ladies of all ages are welcome! There will be women from every age range that attend, so everyone should feel comfortable. Topics that will be discussed are most appropriate for high school ages and above. Please note that there are Student Ministries retreats designed for junior high students that will be more age-appropriate and topic-specific for them.
Are scholarships available to cover a portion of the registration fee?
To request a scholarship application for the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What airport should I fly into for the Recreate conference?
The Birmingham International Airport (BHM) is both easily accessible and the closest airport to our Birmingham campuses.
How do I get from the airport to the Birmingham campuses?
Take I-20 E toward Gadsden/Atlanta, and then merge onto 1-59N/I-20E. Take Exit 133 for Kilgore Memorial Drive (toward US-78), then turn right onto Kilgore Memorial Drive. Continue onto Grants Mill Road. You will pass the Tom Williams Lexus dealership on your left, and then see the Church of the Highlands sign to your right. Turn right onto Overton Road, and the church will be up the hill to your left.
If you need our physical address for GPS purposes, it is 5901 Overton Road, Birmingham, AL 35210.
Take I-20W/I-59S toward Tuscaloosa/Downtown. Take Exit 126A and merge onto US-31S/US-280E toward Sylacauga/Mountain Brook. Continue on US-280 E for approximately 6 miles, then turn right onto Cahaba River Road. Take the first right, then take the first left onto Grandview Parkway. The Cahaba Grand Conference Center will be on your right.
Take I-20W/I-59S toward Tuscaloosa/Downtown. Take Exit 124A on the left to merge onto I-65S toward Montgomery. Take Exit 247/County Hwy-17/Valleydale Rd toward US-31/Riverchase Pkwy, then merge onto County Hwy-17 toward Hoover/Helena. The Riverchase Campus will be on your right.
Are there any special rates with local hotels for the conference?
We have secured the following special rates for conference participants: View Rates
Are there refunds available if I am unable to attend?
Thank you for understanding that all registrations are transferrable but non-refundable. Transfers are the responsibility of the two parties involved, and Highlands does not arrange payment for transferred registrations or the exchange of wristbands/tickets.