Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means Christmas is not far away. If you’re a ministry leader, this may be a season of personal busyness but also a ministry season when you are looking ahead to the new year and how to engage more women in studying God’s Word or developing new discipleship groups.
If you’re looking for ways to offer leadership development to your ministry team, I want to encourage you to consider attending one of the LifeWay You Lead conferences next year. I want to share some of the exciting changes that are coming and new opportunities for you to bring women to a LifeWay women’s event.
For several years, You Lead conferences have offered two days of deep-diving conversations and learning experiences from trainers who are leaders like you. Each one is individually designed for your area. They precede Living Proof Live events featuring Beth Moore—our most popular women’s gathering. In 2018, we will offer six two-day events just like before.
Last year we began offering a One Day You Lead event before Priscilla Shirer Live conferences. Because of their success, we are offering two of these events in 2018 covering the foundations of leadership in a general setting. Everyone will learn together but we’re expanding the time, offering more teachers, and including time for you to discuss what you’re learning with peers.
We’re also offering a new One Day You Lead event before LifeWay’s Abundance events. If you’ve never attended an Abundance event, you are missing a fantastic event featuring a multi-platform list of some of our favorite authors. These new One Day You Lead events offer a one day general setting focusing on cultural issues such as gender identity, racial reconciliation, social justice, social media, and so much more. In addition to the great trainers who will speak on these issues, one of the platform speakers from Abundance will also speak during these One Day events. This gives you one more chance to hear from someone like Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, or Jackie Hill Perry.
I hope you’ll consider coming to one of our events. Here’s a quick list of dates and locations. For more information, click here and you can register today. It will be one less thing you have to do before 2018 rolls around.
You Lead Two Day Events before Living Proof Live
Seattle, Washington February 8-9
Boone, North Carolina March 8-9
Calgary, Canada June 21-22
Hot Springs, Arkansas August 16-17
Huntsville, Alabama September 13-14
Albany, New York October 25-26
You Lead One Day Event Before Priscilla Shirer Live
Tampa, Florida April 27
Charleston, South Carolina July 20
You Lead One Day Event Before Abundance
Biloxi, Mississippi March 16
Colorado Springs, Colorado April 20
Albuquerque, New Mexico August 24
Dallas, Texas October 19
Kelly King is the Women’s Ministry Specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources and oversees the YOU Lead events. Join her this year and get to know her heart for ministry leaders. Follow her on Twitter @kellydking.