Pic above: back - Sue Cramer, Meribeth Schierbeek, Robyn Dykstra. front - Amelia Rhodes, Susie Finkbeiner, me, Kim de Blecourt.
Have you ever been to a life-changing Conference?
Although I used to be terrified to go to "those things", I must confess - some of the sweetest blessings I've experienced in ministry have taken place at Women's Conferences I've attended.
Amazing friendships. Deep connections. Wonderful Resources. Unbelievable wisdom, creativity, and teaching. Encouragement. (The picture above demonstrates some of the special friendships that have developed through women's conferences).
If you are a speaker/writer/ministry leader/Bible teacher/Christ-follower/woman needing encouragement...I would highly recommend prayerfully consider attending a Conference.
And guess what?!
There are 2 exciting, upcoming Conferences being held in my home town of Grand Rapids, Michigan!
*** Cornerstone Women's Leadership Conference NEXT WEEK Friday & Saturday (the 17th & 18th)
(I'll be sharing 2 workshops "Expanding Your Ministry through Social Online Media" & "The Captivity of Activity - Pursuing Balance in a Leader's Life". Details here)
I'm humbled and honored to have this opportunity...and to serve alongside amazing, gifted women/friends like Jennie Dimkoff, Lisa Troyer, Donna Fagerstrom, Heather Hammond , and more! As well as this years key note speaker, Elisa Morgan
Registration ends this Friday, February 10th. Register online at here.
*** Carol Kent's Speak Up Conference - June 21-23, 2012
Can I just tell you....Speak Up with Confidence changed my life. Literally.
Carol has an AMAZING schedule planned for this summer's Speak Up Conference (here).
This year she is combining the best of her Original and the Advanced Speak Up Seminars into a single speaking track....plus a writing track, and a leadership track.
Not to mention recording artist Babbie Mason will be the worship leader. Yippee!
Whether you sit in PTO meetings, share at your MOPS group, attend a Bible study, or simply want to be more comfortable talking in front of others ~ I think everyone can benefit from the prinicples Carol and her team share at this amazing conference.
You can learn more about the details of Speak Up Conference here. You will LOVE it! (And please don't allow expenses to hold you back ~ there are scholarship dollars available to help ~ contact Bonnie for more information.)
Just like last year, I'll be there as a facilitator and workshop leader. Woo Hoo! I would love to see you there! :)
Also, for any *She Sparkles* friend that signs up, please write *She Sparkles* in the memo line, and Carol will present you with a personally autographed copy of her book Speak Up with Confidence.
What about you, friend?
What Conferences have impacted you? What did you learn? Are you planning on attending any in 2012? I'd love to hear from you!
Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*. Have a wonderful, power-filled, day!!
Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this review (I just love these Conference) and, as always, all opinions expressed in this post are fully my own.