LIFT’S MISSION:  Equipping and Encouraging Leaders in Women’s Ministry

LIFT’s theme for 2018

Disciplines At The Heart Of Leadership   “In Him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:22

As we seek to be leaders in Christ’s image, we must ask ourselves,  what are some of the steps we can take to grow up into the footprints He left behind?  This year we will explore some areas that will stretch us towards becoming the leaders God is crafting us to to be.  Journey with us as we travel together on a path that is sure to refine and stretch our leadership skills. 2018 is set to be and exciting and informative year. Schedule these events into your calendar and give yourself the gift of a day with LIFT.

View Our 2018 Schedule Here


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“Desert Seasons – Persevering Through Spiritual Dryness”

February 16th 2018 from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location:  The Church At Arrowhead 7902 W. Union Hills Rd. Glendale, AZ 85308

Dear Leaders,

I think many of us would agree that JOY is one of the most natural expressions of a life lived in close relationship with Jesus Christ.  If you’ll indulge me for a moment, I’d like to share a verse that God laid on my heart a while back, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice” (Phil. 4:4).  I can’t begin to tell you, through the years, just what those words have meant  to me.  But even with this verse on my heart and tongue, I’ll admit there have been times when I have struggled to feel joyful.

As all creation is submitted to the changes of day and night, hot and cold, summer and winter,  our spiritual lives can experience seasonal fluctuations as well.  Sometimes we find ourselves in a place where we feel  less connected to God, though His connection to us remains unbroken and steadfast. Despite the fact that He is always near, at times we have difficulty perceiving that closeness.

We Arizona dwellers  are very familiar with the concept of a “desert season”.  Summers here are hot and dry and the only plants that seem to flourish are those that have stored their resources for such a time.

February 16th, we will come together to learn how to persevere and even thrive as we learn wait on the “rain”. The team and I are  pleased to welcome our speaker, Tiina Mitchell, as she shares with us from God’s word, years of study, and her own experiences in the desert.

We at LIFT are very excited by what God has put in place for 2018! Please mark your calendars and register to join us for our first conference of the new year!  We look forward to spending this time with you!

In love and stewardship,

Kelly Bettendorf                                                                                                                                  Director of LIFT

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Meet Our Speaker – Tiina Mitchell


Tiina Mitchell graduated with an MDiv from Phoenix Seminary in 2008. She then joined the staff of the seminary where she served as Associate Dean of Students for five years. Tiina currently serves the seminary as an Adjunct Professor in Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Care.

Tiina and her husband Michael currently reside in Fort Collins, Colorado where she is working on completing her Doctor of Ministry degree in Spiritual Formation, and leading Women’s Ministry at her home church.  Tiina commutes monthly between Phoenix and Fort Collins for work, school and family. She and her husband have two children and five grandchildren.


 Become a 2018 Member Today!

All LIFT events for 2018 are on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Each one includes speakers, breakout sessions, networking, and much more, plus lunch. Events are free for members (membership is just $40 for the whole year), and $20 per event for non-members.  Lock in your savings and show your support for LIFT–get your 2018 membership here.


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