Tickets are also available for purchase at First Baptist Church of Brunswick,
St. Simons Community Church and Wesley United Methodist.
Ticket price is $40.
Tickets can be purchased at door prior to event: $40 cash or check.
About 13 years ago, a group of women got together to explore the possibility of uniting women’s ministries from different churches in the Golden Isles. Our purpose was two-fold. The first purpose was to bring to our area quality Christian speakers and musicians that a single church might not have the resources to provide. The second purpose was to provide opportunities for non-church attending women to come to a local, affordable Christian conference if invited by a friend.
We were unsure if this idea would be well received, but after our initial introductory meeting to present the idea to area pastors and ministry leaders, we knew this was not just our dream but God’s as well. Our first event was held with the help of seven area churches in the spring of 2007 at Wesley United Methodist on St. Simons Island and featured the trio out of Atlanta called Beloved. Over 300 women attended this event.
Since that first event, we have featured Babbie Mason, award winning gospel recording artist; Liz Curtis Higgs, author of Bad Girls of the Bible books; Lisa Harper, author and featured speaker for Women of Faith events; Jennifer Rotheschild, author of numerous Bible studies and books; Carol Kent, author of I Lay My Isaac Down; and more recently Allison Allen, Kathy Trocelli, Kelly Minter, Rochelle Foster-Frazier, Sheila Walsh, and Laura Story in March, 2019. Our events have rotated among Wesley United Methodist, St. Simons Community Church, and First Baptist Church, Brunswick.
Over the next few years the conference grew in numbers from 300 to over 1000 women attending our second Jennifer Rotheschild event. In addition, the number of sponsoring churches more than doubled as well as expanded into Camden, McIntosh, and other churches in Southeast Georgia. Most importantly, we have witnessed each year numbers of women who have received hope for family troubles, personal issues, marital discord as well as joblessness, addiction, and serious illness. Many women have indicated they were beginning a new life in Christ, choosing to renew their commitment to God. Others have asked for help to connect with other women in the community or have shared their pain and burdens through prayer requests. As a result, many women have responded with open enthusiasm for the help and hope offered in the conference messages, prayer time, praise and worship time and fellowship with Christian women.
Our outreach has touched lives at our local Grace House, Remedy Project, CareNet, and The Well. We have been amazed as we have watched God each year take our meager loaves and fishes to reach and impact many women for Christ. He alone is responsible for helping us fulfill our mission which follows:
To unite women from all denominations in the Golden Isles for the purpose of reaching the lost in our community.
Our desire is to worship together, build up the body of Christ, and ultimately bring glory to His name.
Rarely are the terms hilarious storyteller and theological scholar used in the same sentence, much less used to describe the same person but then again, Lisa Harper is anything but stereotypical! She has been lauded as a gifted communicator, whose writing and speaking overflow with colorful pop culture references that connect the dots between the Bible era and modern life. Her style combines sound scriptural exposition with easy-to-relate to anecdotes and comedic wit.
Best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado calls Lisa one of the “best Bible tour guides around,” and speaker Priscilla Evans Shirer adds, “Her God-given ability to not merely teach the Word but package it in a way that stirs the heart and calls to action is incomparable. When she speaks, ears perk up!”
Her vocational resume includes six years as the director of Focus on the Family’s national women’s ministry where she created the popular Renewing the Heart conferences, attended by almost 200,000 women, followed by six years as the women’s ministry director at a large church in Nashville. Her academic resume includes a Masters of Theological Studies with honors from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. Now a sought-after Bible teacher and speaker, Lisa was on the Women of Faith national arena tour for eight years and speaks at many other large multi-denominational events as well as at hundreds of churches all over the world.
She’s had twelve books published including A Perfect Mess: Why You Don’t Have To Worry About Being Good Enough For God and her latest, Believing Jesus: Are You Willing To Risk Everything?. She also has three best-selling video-based Bible study curriculums with LifeWay: Malachi: A Love That Never Lets Go; Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus; Mark: The Jesus We’re Aching For; and The Sacrament of Happy (released in 2017).
Yet when asked about her credentials, the most noticeable thing about Lisa Harper is her authenticity. During a recent interview she said, “I’m so grateful for the opportunities God’s given me but don’t forget, He often uses donkeys and rocks!” She went on to describe her greatest accomplishment to date as getting to be Missy’s mama. Because in April 2014, after a difficult two-year journey, Lisa finally got to bring her adopted daughter home from Haiti and she hasn’t stopped grinning since.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Begins with prayer,
praise & worship
Speaker: Lisa Harper
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Begins with prayer,
praise & worship