A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend my first women's conference. The event was wonderfully planned and beautifully decorated, and the speaker's message changed my life. Since that time I've searched for other inspirational events to attend as a way to retreat, refocus, and spend some concentrated time listening to Biblical teaching.
I've attended several locally planned events with friends, but I've really wanted to attend a large event. There's something about standing in a place with thousands of other Christians, hands raised and hearts open, all proclaiming their love for Jesus that erases the mundane fluff. It helps you to see the big picture and reminds you that you are not alone on this crazy planet, but that you're part of a big Christian family and that you're here for a purpose.
This September one such event is coming to Charlotte, North Carolina. The Women of Faith tour will be in town for two days, in the Time Warner Cable Arena. This looks to be a truly amazing event!
The schedule, while not released hourly yet, looks great so far. Sheila Walsh, Luci Swindoll, Lisa Harper, and Ken Davis are all speakers. Mary Mary and Natalie Grant are the musical guests, and Karen Kingsbury, the author of over 50 Life-Changing Fiction novels, is also slated to speak, among others. (I've personally heard Kingsbury speak before, and she's great! Can't wait to hear her again!)
Cost for registration to the Women of Faith's Imagine tour is only $99 and includes two full days of teaching and boxed lunches both days. Also available are hotel discounts for area hotels. I made my reservations today, and I'm very excited - the hotel where I'm staying looks very posh and at a VERY reasonable price. :-)
If this price is still out of your price range, it's okay - you can still attend! Volunteers are needed to help with the event, and registered volunteers attend for free. For more information about volunteering, go here.
Want to know more? Check out this video! And stay tuned for an update after my trip!
*My ticket was sponsored by Thomas Nelson and the BookSneeze team. Thanks, Thomas Nelson! :-)