2024 THEME: “Called with Great Purpose”
Fridays in 2024: February 23, April 19, September 20, November 1
LIFT Conference Titles and Speaker’s Picture/Bio for 2024
“Called with Great Purpose”
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Embracing Your Call: Pam Farrel
Friday, February 23 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Life and ministry are full of shifts and transitions! Our guest speaker has navigated many changes too. She has experience as a pastor’s wife, a non-profit leader, a Director of Women’s Ministry, radio talk show host, community leader, mentor, Mom, Nana, international speaker, and author of 60 books including bestselling Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti, 7 Simple Skills for Every Woman and her newest coauthored resource: Discovering Wisdom in Proverbs: A Creative Bible Study Experience
With biblical truth, humor and more than four decades of ministry experience, Pam will help you discover the keys to unlock your future while also enjoying and appreciating your life and ministry today.
Advancing Your Call: Erica Wiggenhorn
Friday, April 19 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Erica will walk us through Ephesians 4:7-16 to figure out God’s plan to Advance that call in whatever season we find ourselves. Because– until God calls us home, He’s got work for us to do here.
Erica is a national speaker with Aspire Women’s Events. Erica also speaks at women’s retreats, large conferences or her own kitchen table. She longs to bring Scriptural Truth and see lives transformed. Erica also serves on the Proverbs 31 Ministries writing team. An award-winning author with Moody Publishers, she wants people to discover delight in God’s Word as they become equipped with tools to read it with confidence.
Followed by the choice of these workshops:
Equipping Esther’s to Rise Up: Armed and Dangerous—Brenna Stull
Changing the Narrative–Finding Confidence in Your Calling—Debbie G
What to do When Spiritual Gifts Go Awry—Tracy Steel
Balancing Family and Ministry—Andrea Fortenberry
Strengthening Your Call: Bri Johns
Friday, September 20 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join Bri, a leadership coach and speaker share on how to “Strengthen Our Call” and discover how to flourish not only in the ministry God’s placed in our hands, but the whole of our lives.
We’ll dive deep into building more confidence and character, earning the respect of our peers and leadership, leading from an unchanging identity in Christ, accepting a new calling when a season ends or begins, regaining our passion for a ministry that’s gone dull or has become more of a duty, collaborating with every generation of women for maximum benefit and blessings, creating a life-giving tribe of support for the “work” ahead, and failing forward.
Bri Johns is a speaker, writer, and leader with experience in multisite church ministry, leadership development, creative teaching, worship service programming, and communications and marketing. She’s led ministries pastoring teenagers, college residents, women, musicians, and creatives.
Guarding Your Call: Judy Dunagan
Friday, November 1 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Judy will be sharing as followers of Christ, we all have a calling on our lives to faithfully serve God with the gifts and talents He has given us, but we need to also guard our personal time with Him. We can often miss the joy of our calling and grow distant from God because we are so busy serving Him. Together, we will look at ways to guard the calling God has placed on our lives and discover creative and fun ways to fix our eyes on Jesus no matter what circumstances we are facing.
Judy served for over twenty years as a Women’s Ministry Director and is now an Acquisitions Editor for women’s Bible studies and books at Moody Publishers. Judy and her husband, Rick, live in Colorado and are the joyful grandparents of five grandchildren.