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


“Foundations of Spiritual Leadership”

 April 20th 2018 from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Bethany Bible Church 6060 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85013 

Dear Leaders,

You may find this hard to believe, but I have a gym membership!  Sure, my usage can be spotty at times (understatement). However, I can still be heard describing myself as “in shape”, that is of course if you consider round to be a shape!  Seriously though, in my youth I was a competitive swimmer for more than 7 years and whenever I do go to the gym, swimming is my exercise of choice.  But let me tell you something, I am panting heavily every time I have a “first day back” workout experience.  Each time I can feel how much progress has been lost from being out of the water for a period of time.  This loss of forward momentum can be very discouraging to me.


As believers and leaders we want to avoid lapses in our spiritual conditioning.  That’s why I am so looking forward to our upcoming conference: Foundations of Spiritual Leadership.  In April, we will take an up-close look at the spiritual disciplines designed to aid us in our transformation process.  The motivation behind practicing these disciplines is to be better equipped to live differently in this world and more intimately with God. We will examine the practices we are currently engaged in with a fresh perspective and be encouraged to consider those we have yet to experience. Finally, our speaker will provide direction on how we can guide those in our sphere of influence to do the same.


We here at LIFT are so pleased to welcome Dr. Ted Wueste as he shares his expertise and gifting in this area.  Ted is passionate about helping others navigate the path of spiritual maturation and increase their intimacy with the Lord.


Please plan to join us and be encouraged by new opportunities to deepen your walk while expanding your skills as spiritual leaders.  Mark your calendars for April 20th and don’t forget to register below. We are excited to spending this time with you!


In love and stewardship,


Kelly Bettendorf

Director of LIFT


 Meet Our Speaker – Dr Ted Wueste

Ted Wueste serves as Executive Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Bethany Bible Church in Phoenix.  He is also an adjunct professor at Phoenix Seminary. Additionally, Ted is the Director of the Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona as well as being a certified Spiritual Director. He received a Master in Divinity from Western Seminar, a Masters of Sacred Theology from Dallas Seminary and finally his Doctor of Ministry Leadership from Phoenix Seminary.  Ted is an author and ten years prior to moving to the Phoenix area, He planted and was lead pastor of a church in Texas.  Ted and his wife Jenifer, have two wonderful children, Trey and Claire.

Register Here


 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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