Women in Ministry Conference
This Friday night (July 9), we kick off our first Women in Ministry Conference at Beeson. This is the first BIG event for an external audience hosted by the Center for Women in Ministry. We are expecting 75 total, which includes those of us working the conference. Some of these women are coming from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Already this week, I have become emotional thinking about this conference, a conference which I hope provides a space and a place for women—who are often discouraged, alone, or spent being poured out for others—to come together in order to be poured into, to be encouraged, and to be with others like themselves.
Yesterday we put together t-shirts, programs, and goodie bags and worked on many other details that we hope will make our attendees feel really special.
The purpose of this post is to ask you to pray for us. We need people specifically praying for the conference. Will you be our prayer partner?
Here are specific prayer needs:
Pray for strength and rest for me and my team. We are already tired, and it’s only Thursday! We need God-given strength to pull the conference off well.
Pray for our speaker, the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt. Pray for safe travels from Chicago to Birmingham. Pray for cars and planes to be on time with no travel delays. Pray that the Lord will bless her continued preparation. Pray that the Lord will speak mightily and wonderfully through her this weekend. Pray for her husband and children as she is away from them.
Pray for our conference attendees. Pray for their safe travel to Birmingham. Pray for the Lord’s work in their lives. Pray that they will leave feeling rested and encouraged.
Pray for the work of the new Center for Women in Ministry. Pray that the Lord will direct and guide us and that he will continue to provide donors who share our mission and vision to give to our work.
Finally pray for all the details: technology to work, the Lord will give us good weather, food deliveries to be on time, etc.
Thank you for praying for us this weekend. Once the conference is over (and I have had a long nap!), I will share updates and a reflection on the conference.