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 February 22nd from 9am – 3pm

Location: Paradise Valley Baptist Church   

14034 N 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85032

” Ministering To Women In Crisis”

You know those moments when someone comes to you that is going through a real crisis, a life changing event!  Do you ever feel overwhelmed or unequipped to help them in that moment?  Those of us who have not been blessed with a mercy gift go into a small panic (at least I do).  My heart goes out to that person immediately and my head fills with all sorts of ideas on how to help, and then I end up in a state of confusion about what to do, what’s appropriate, and how to love them best.  LIFT has invited Sue Sunderland to come and take the confusion out of ministering to those in crisis.

Sue is a registered nurse by trade and serves as the Director of Soul Care at Palmcroft Church.  She will share her experience and expertise to provide us with useful tools to help minister well to those in need.  In addition to helping us personally, we will be able to train others in our ministry to do the same.  Our goal is that you will walk away with an increased skill set that you can share with others!  We will also hear from one of our LIFT team members, Stephanie Guess, about the year she and her family have just come through!  She will share her experience in what was helpful in their crisis and what was not, and offer suggestions for all of us to apply.  This should prove to be quite informative.

As women leaders, many times we are the ones that those in crisis come to for comfort and ministering.  Let’s take time out of our busy lives to spend a day learning how to love and serve them well!  Please accept my invitation to register to join us on February 22nd for what will be a truly equipping experience.  If you haven’t had a chance to renew your membership to LIFT, you can do so below at the “Register Here” link.  I can’t wait to see you there!

In love and stewardship,

Kelly Bettendorf

Director of LIFT

Register Here

Meet Our Speaker – Sue Sunderland

Sue Sunderland is an RN by trade and is the Director of Soul Care at Palmcroft church.  She has spent 14 years developing the soul care ministry at her church to help meet the challenge of serving discouraged, hurting and wounded women.  Sue uses Isaiah 63:1-3 as a foundation for a care plan to serve the women she has the privilege of walking alongside through challenging situations.

Sue and her husband Dean have been married for 35 years.  In addition to Soul Care, Sue and her husband are committed to marriage ministry.  They do a lot of counseling of married or soon to be married couples.  Sue and Dean have 4 children and 2 grandchildren (with a few on the way)!  Sue is an outdoor girl. She enjoys gardening, going camping and just sitting out on the back porch enjoying the weather.

 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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