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.

April 28th Conference

Sharing Ministry – Empowering Others To Lead

Keynote Speaker: Margi Galloway

Do you ever look around and wonder who and how will God bring in the next generation of leaders to your church?  It is through YOU, the current leadership, that God desires to work.  If we want to lead dynamic, growing ministries, we must be identifying and raising up faithful and dynamic leaders. “Leadership development” is a phrase that sounds great as a course title or on a blog post, but how do we actually (practically) develop leaders?  At our  April 28th conference,  Margi Galloway will help us to answer this and many other related questions. 

As the architect and director of the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) program at Scottsdale Bible Church, Margi has been engaged in training hundreds of leaders throughout the years.  It is our honor at LIFT, to have her share her experience and wisdom with us.  Margi will begin by identifying different types of leadership styles and help each of us to recognize these various styles in ourselves and others.  From there, she will examine the need, challenges and practical tools required to raise up the next generation of leaders.

Finally, we are very excited to provide a panel discussion made up of experienced women leaders from both within and outside of LIFT.  So come with all your questions as there will be opportunity to ask Margi and the rest of the group to expand on anything shared that day!

Please mark your calendars, invite a fellow leader, and register to be with us on what should prove to be a very informative and upLIFTing event! I look forward to seeing and connecting with you there!

In love and stewardship,

Kelly Bettendorf

Director of LIFT


The time and location of this event is:   9am-3pm

Red Mountain Community Church  6101 E Virginia St.   Mesa, AZ 85207

Register here

 Meet Our Speaker

Margi Galloway

Margi is currently the Director of the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) program at Scottsdale Bible Church, and until very recently she served on the executive team as the Minister of Spiritual Life there at SBC. In that role she oversaw several teams responsible for connection, discipleship, evangelism, local outreach, women’s ministry, counseling, congregational care, safety and security.  Prior to taking on that role, Margi served as Minister of Connection and Minister to Women at Scottsdale Bible for 10 years. It was during that time, she established the (WILD) program.  This program has trained up a multitude of women leaders since its inception.

Prior to coming to Phoenix, Margi and her husband Dale founded New Hope Community Church in Portland, Oregon. There she served as  Director of Women’s Ministries for 23 years and Minister of Music. Additionally, she had the opportunity to serve as the Director of Spouse and Family Ministries at Asbury Seminary.

Margi and Dale have been married 42 years and have four adult children and five grandchildren.  Margi is passionate about connecting people through small groups, discipleship, service, as well as building leaders who will impact others for God’s kingdom. People who have worked alongside Margi in ministry describe her as a friend, leader, teacher, woman of faith, and giver of love who has a passion for serving Jesus.


Mark your calendar for our upcoming 2017 events:

April 28th: Sharing Ministry – Empowering Others to Lead

September 15th: Courageous Leadership – Putting on a  Spirit of Boldness

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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