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 November 3rd, 2017 for

Under Siege – Ministry on the Frontlines

 Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Calvary Community Church (main campus)12612 N. Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix 85029

Wow, is this really our last conference for 2017?  To celebrate the end of this amazing year, we are doing another “FREE GUEST” promotion for the November event only.  Any member may invite ONE guest to our next meeting for FREE ($20.00 value).  To take advantage of this offer you MUST register yourself and your guest by October 27th, but availability is limited so please don’t wait to register.


Under Siege – Ministry on the Front Lines


As leaders in ministry, we know that we’ll face various battles, some may be theological, some will be interpersonal.  Others will be the results of poor decisions, but many situations will be spiritual.  The enemy is trying to disrupt God’s plan and keep Him from being glorified in this world.

Sometimes problems begin due to natural or fleshly causes, but these can turn into a spiritual battle as Satan is always looking for a way to take advantage of any open door.  As believers and leaders, we must look to God to keep our eyes focused on the real battle before us; leaning into His provision of strength and power.  “Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” (Eph. 6:10)

We at LIFT are so pleased to have Dr. Gary Kinnaman come and share about the challenges that leaders can face navigating the spiritual battlefields in their ministry.  He will unpack examples from some of Paul’s journeys and provide us with clear insight on how to stand and lead others through various skirmishes, knowing all the while that the war has already been won!

Please mark your calendars and plan to journey with us as we take a closer look at a leader’s role in spiritual warfare.  Members, you can register yourselves and your guest right below.  We look forward to spending this time with you!

In love and stewardship,

 Kelly Bettendorf

Register Here

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Dr. Gary Kinnaman


Gary Kinnaman was the Senior Pastor of Word of Grace Church in Mesa, Arizona, for twenty-five years.  He has authored several books, served on the board of Phoenix Seminary, and is a gifted Bible teacher.  Gary currently serves as a pastor at large, mentoring and networking church, government and market place leaders to serve the Phoenix area.  His leadership in this regard led to his appointment to Chairman of the Governor’s Council on Faith and Community.  Gary is currently serving as the Phoenix mobilizer for the American Bible Society.

Gary is a graduate of Biola University, Arizona State University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. He and his wife Marilyn and three children and nine grandchildren.


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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