Bended Knee Ladies' Prayer Advance

Dates: April 5-7, 2018

Meeting Location: Shenandoah Baptist Church, 6520 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019

Our Speakers:




Esther Gillanders









Joanne Weigel





Dave Young



Dave Young




Lodging: We have three hotels for you to choose from for the 2018 Advance – Mainstay Suites, Comfort Inn and Best Western Plus. These hotels are located adjacent to the Valley View Mall area (just across the interstate from the Sheraton Hotel). Click on option 3 below for a map of the area. We were able to obtain a fantastic rate of $79 +tax per night at all three locations. Each hotel also includes a FREE Breakfast for each guest. Please review the information below for each hotel and make your choice. All reservations must be made by March 5, 2018 in order to obtain the Christ Life Ministries group rate. When calling the hotels, you MUST ask for the "Christ Life Ministries Ladies' Prayer Advance" group rate. We have a limited number of rooms at two of the hotels available for Wednesday (April 4th) check-in (see details below). We encourage you to make your reservations early to ensure you get the location you desire.

Mainstay Suites: Call 540-527-3030 or 866-624-7209 to reserve your room

  • 5080 Valley View Blvd. NW, Roanoke, VA 24012
  • Available rooms in our block – 25 double queens, 15 single queen
  • Up to 5 people per room in doubles
  • Fully equipped kitchen w/ 2 burner cook top stove, microwave, full size fridge, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher and utensils in every room
  • 15 rooms available for Wednesday night (April 4) check-in

Comfort Inn: Call 540-527-2020 to reserve your room

  • 5070 Valley View Blvd. NW, Roanoke, VA 24012
  • Available rooms in our block – 50 double full, 15 single full
  • Up to 4 people per room in doubles
  • Micro fridge and coffee maker
  • 15 rooms available for Wednesday night (April 4) check-in

Best Western Plus: Call 540-362-2400 to reserve your room

  • 5050 Valley View Blvd. NW, Roanoke, VA 24012
  • Available rooms in our block – 50 double full, 15 single full
  • Up to 4 people per room in doubles
  • Micro fridge and coffee maker


If you are not able to reserve a room at any of the three hotels above, we have secured a small block of rooms at the Hyatt Place which is nearby the three hotels listed above. The room rate at the Hyatt Place is $89 per night. You can call the hotel reservations desk at 888-492-8847 or you can call the hotel directly at 540-366-4700 and reserve your room. Give the code G-CLIF to obtain the $89 rate.

Call our office at 540-890-6100 if you have questions or problems making your room reservation.

Meal Options: We will be offering a special meal option plan in the Shenandoah Gym this year. These meals will be catered by Randy Scaggs, owner of Plantation on Sunnybrook restaurant in Roanoke. If you purchase this option, you won't have to drive off campus to eat and you will have the added benefit of fellowship with fellow Advance attendees. Thursday Dinner, Friday Lunch and Friday Dinner will be offered for a cost of $35 total for all three meals. If you have special dietary requirements please be aware that the catered menu will be set and special accommodations cannot be handled. **Due to seating limitations, this option will only be available to the first 450 people who elect to purchase this option, so purchase your meal option early.** Late-comers, and those who elect, can take their meals at any of the many area restaurants. In order to offer this option in the most cost efficient way, it is an all or nothing package. Refunds cannot be given for any unused meals. If you want to take advantage of this offer, be sure to select the "THREE MEAL OPTION" on the Registration form. Cutoff date to obtain the Meals Option is March 28, 2018. Purchased meals are non-refundable after March 21, 2018. If you have already registered and only wish to purchase the Three Meal Option, click on option 3 below and fill out the form, deselect the registration option, and click the Three Meal Option and submit the form for payment. Please note in the Additional Information box that you have already registered.

Child Care: There will be no child care available at the Ladies’ Prayer Advance. If you plan to bring babies or small children, you will need to bring someone with you that can watch and care for your child offsite during the Advance session times. We encourage you to register and bring your teen-age daughters with you to the Advance.

Advance Registration: Registration cost is $99 if you register by February 20, 2018. If you register between February 21, 2018 and March 26, 2018, your cost will be $109. If you register after March 26, 2018, your cost will be $119.

  • Our On-Line Registration process is changing. To register on-line, click on option 3 below. You will be taken to a registration form that will need to be completed in full. Please read the instructions at the beginning of the form before you fill out the form. If you are registering more than one lady on-line, you will need to compete a form and submit it for payment for each person you are registering. If you have problems with this new process, please call our office at 540-890-6100 during normal business hours.
  • Mail In Option. You may also download a copy of the registration form by clicking on option 3 below. Fill the out the form and mail it in with your payment. Mail your completed form and your check made payable to: Christ Life Ministries, PO Box 399, Vinton, VA 24179. 
  • By Phone Option. You may also call our office at 540-890-6100 and register by phone using a credit card.

Special Discount: These special discounts can only be obtained by downloading the PDF registration form (option 4 below) or using the form in the Advance brochure.  YOU MUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE FORM EXACTLY TO OBTAIN THE DISCOUNT - NO EXCEPTIONS.  If you become ineligible due to someone not attending, you will be required to pay any discounts received. Discounts cannot be combined. Pick the discount that works best for you.

  • If your group is registering 10+ ladies, you may register one lady free with every 10 paid registrations. (ALL registrations must be enclosed in the same envelope and paid for in advance - NO EXCEPTIONS.)
  • If you are bringing at least one first-time attendee with you and receive 50% off YOUR registration fee. (Both registrations MUST be enclosed in the same envelope and paid for in advance - NO EXCEPTIONS.)
  • If you are bringing a Senior Pastor's Wife who has never attended, you BOTH COME FREE! (You MUST register yourself and your guest Senior Pastor's Wife before the Advance by mailing in both registration forms in the same envelope or by calling our office at 540-890-6100 - NO EXCEPTIONS.)

Cancellation Policy: Canceled registrations are refundable (less a $20 processing fee) up to March 5, 2018. After that date, registrations (less a $20 processing fee) can be used by you or another person as a credit for any Advance within one year of this Advance. You may also substitute someone else for this Advance only without penalty. After April 5, 2019 any remaining credit will be forfeited. You must call our office in advance to notify us of any cancellation or substitution.

Tentative Schedule: (session start times may vary slightly - refer to the schedule you receive at the event for actual session times)

  • Thursday – 10am – 1:30pm – check-in
  • Thursday – 1:30pm – 5:00pm – Sessions
  • Thursday – 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Dinner
  • Thursday – 7:00pm – Session
  • Friday – 9:00am – 12pm – Sessions
  • Friday – 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch
  • Friday – 2:00pm – 5:00pm - Sessions
  • Friday – 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Dinner
  • Friday – 7:00pm – Session
  • Saturday – 9:00am – 11:30am – Sessions

Additional Resources and Important Links:

1. View the 2018 Prayer Advance Brochure (pdf format)

2. Click here view a map of the Hotel locations

3. Click here to register online

4. Click here to download a copy of the registration form (pdf format)


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Christ Life Ministries, Inc.
PO Box 399 Vinton, VA 24179
Phone: 540-890-6100