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

LIFT’s theme for 2017

A Leader In His Image 

“…If anyone would be first, he must be last and servant of all” Mark 9:35

As we attempt to lead God’s people, according to His purposes, let us look to our precious Lord for the perfect example of leadership.  As Jesus gathered the twelve he laid out a pattern of leadership for His disciples to follow, that of a true servant. Let’s journey together as we examine specific leadership attributes in an effort to better serve those God has entrusted us to shepherd.  Schedule these events into your calendar and give yourself the gift of a day with LIFT.

Please join us on September 15, 2017 for

Courageous Leadership - Putting on a Spirit of Boldness

 Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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

What kind of fears invade a leader’s calling?  Failure?  Feelings of inadequacy?  Poor turnout?  Society’s backlash?  Even though we as Christian leaders look to “the Great Shepherd of the sheep” (Heb. 13:20) to strengthen our labors in serving His people, we can still battle various “ministry fears”.

Recently, I went on a search to see what some individuals had to say about fear and courage.  I found something rather interesting; both Nelson Mandela and John Wayne had basically the same insight. Each man stated, in his own style, that courage was not the absence of fear, but rather the conquering of it.  I can tell you that for me, conquering fear comes only through God’s direct provision.  I am looking forward in excited expectation to all that He plans do in me through this upcoming conference.

Please join us in September for “Courageous Leadership – Putting on a Spirit of Boldness”.  We at LIFT have been provided with a truly gifted speaker and teacher in Erica Wiggenhorn.  Plan to be there as Erica equips us through scripture, coupled with lessons from her own valuable experience.  These tools will help us, as leaders, to navigate seasons when our courage is tested, and move us toward a spirit of boldness.

My prayer is that this event will be a powerful time of fellowship, exploration of self, and spiritual growth for our entire LIFT community.  Please accept my invitation to join us and invite a friend to share the day.  Register below!

In love and stewardship,

Kelly Bettendorf

Director of LIFT

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Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Erica Wiggenhorn

Erica Wiggenhorn is a gifted speaker, award winning author and the founder of Every Life Ministries, bringing you the truths of Scripture to transform your life. By digging deeply into God’s Word, Every Life Ministries encourages you to discover your unique purpose, accept God’s promises, and live by His power.

Erica is the author of two Bible studies released by Moody Publishers: An Unexplainable Life: Recovering the Wonder and Devotion of the Early Church & The Unexplainable Church: Reigniting the Mission of the Early Believers, together covering the Book of Acts in an engaging expository style.

Erica serves on the women’s ministry leadership team for her church and regularly teaches in various venues. She’s also taught women in the Arizona State Prison system, and overseas. Erica loves to bring God’s Word to anyone who’ll listen whether it’s a large women’s conference, a church women’s retreat or her own kitchen table.

A graduate and post-graduate of Azusa Pacific University, Erica lives in Phoenix with her husband, Jonathan, and their two children, Eliana and Nathan.

We are so pleased to have Erica here at LIFT for our September 15th conference.



Mark your calendar for our upcoming 2017 event:

November 3rd:   Under Siege – Ministry on the Front Lines


All LIFT events for 2017 are on Friday 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 2017 membership here.


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