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

LIFT’s Theme for 2019:

Leading in Wisdom and Truth  “For the Lord gives wisdom from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding” Proverbs 2:6

As we seek to be leaders in Christ’s image, and we have explored  some of the steps we can take to grow up into the footprints Jesus left behind?  In 2018 we took a hard look at some areas that stretched us towards becoming the leaders God is crafting us to to be.  In 2019 we will explore the fruit of the knowledge that God has fermented in us and step out in His wisdom to bring ourselves and others to a deeper understanding of Him.   2019 is set to be and exciting and encouraging  year.  Journey with us through this exciting season. Schedule these events into your calendar and give yourself the gift of a day with LIFT.

View Our 2019 Schedule Here

Our next event is April 26th from 9am – 3pm

Location: Red Mountain Community Church   

6101 E Virginia St. Mesa, AZ 85215

” Perseverence – The Long Journey of Faithful Leadership”

In the early days of serving God’s call on my life, I used to wonder what some people meant when they spoke of feeling “burned out.”  I would think to myself, “Who could ever be burned out serving the Eternal Light?”  But of course this was in the beginning of my leadership experience. After 15 years of burning the candle at both ends, I found my answer.  At this conference, we will take a close-up look at what can sap a leader’s energy, enthusiasm and willingness to stay the course.

LIFT has invited Pastor Bob Fox to guide us from his 46 years of ministry leadership. He will teach us from his experience and expertise in keeping the fire lit. Instructing us on how to avoid some of the pitfalls that can cause leaders to become discouraged and worn out.  Our speaker will share strategies and tips that help leaders stay fresh and engaged in ministry.

Register below to attend on April 26th and treat yourself to this day of renewal and refreshment. You will be invigorated with tools to help you, and your staff, “PERSEVERE IN THE LONG JOURNEY OF FAITHFUL LEADERSHIP.”  The LIFT staff and I can’t wait to spend this time serving you!  I look forward to seeing you there! REGISTER NOW.

In love and stewardship,

Kelly Bettendorf

Director of LIFT

Register Here

Meet Our Speaker – Dr. Bob Fox

Bob Fox has served in occupational ministry for over 46 years.  In 1973, he started as a youth pastor in Huntington Beach, California.  During that time, he met and married Debbe, his wife of more than 44 years.  Their quest for God’s will had many twists and turns and eventually led them to a tiny place in Nevada called Amargosa Valley, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.  While making a living as a rancher, Bob and Debbe started a church in their community.  They served there for 12 years, during that time they became “sold out” to the miracle of the transforming power of the Word, as they saw it play out in so many lives.

In the fall of 1989, Bob and Debbe were called to Arizona, where Bob worked to complete his Seminary education. During that time he met a small group of couples looking to start a church in Northeast Mesa.  After a prayerful process they joined that team and Bob became the founding pastor of Red Mountain Community Church.  He served as lead Pastor of Red Mountain for 29 years.  Bob pastored that church through all the normal seasons of a developing church. In 2018, after a two-year transition process, Bob’s son Kyle stepped into that role. Bob did not retire, but retreaded and currently serves on staff as an associate pastor. He dedicates himself to the development of pastors and church leaders.  Bob’s passion is to help them develop skills and tools that lead to longevity in ministry. In addition to Red Mountain, Bob travels wherever he has opportunity to invest in leaders.

Bob and his wife Debbe currently live in Mesa, Arizona. They have 4 wonderful children and 10 grandchildren.  They enjoy traveling to spend time with their family.


 Become a 2019 Member Today!

All LIFT events for 2019 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 $50 for the whole year), and $20 per event for non-members.  Lock in your savings and show your support for LIFT–get your 2019 membership here.


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