The hymn writer said it best –“I want to live above the world, Tho’ Satan’s darts at me are hurled; For faith has caught the joyful sound, The song of saints on higher ground!” As Christian women and teens living in today’s world, we face many obstacles to the command of our Lord found in Colossians 3:2: “Set your affection (or mind) on things above, not on things on the earth.” How easy it is to get caught up in the world’s values instead of “Rising Above the World” and living with eternity in mind! Let me encourage you and your ladies as well as teens to join us for this year’s inspirational ladies seminar, “Rise Above.”
Our featured speaker for this year’s seminar is new to us this year! We are thrilled to have author and conference speaker, Mrs. Wendy Burks. Mrs. Burks is the wife of Benjamin Burks, the International Director of Reformers Unanimous. The Burks family resides in Rockford, Illinois and attends North Love Baptist Church pastored by Dr. Paul Kingsbury. Wendy has a sincere burden for women, both young and old! Your ladies and teens will truly be blessed and encouraged!
Dr. Linda Norrell will once again be with us for our seminar. Dr. Norrell is a beloved family physician here in the Genesee County area. She will be sharing some very practical truths to this most important topic during sessions with both the ladies and the teens. Of course, you can always expect her sessions to be dotted with good humor as well!
We are excited to have Mrs. Hannah Barnes this year as a featured speaker for our teens! Hannah holds the position of Dean of Women for the Reformers Unanimous Schools of Discipleship in Rockford. She has served as a Senior High Girls Sunday School Teacher for the last 7 years, and works alongside her husband in the Reformers Unanimous Ministry. Mrs. Diana Norrell Harney will be joining Hannah, leading the teens throughout their sessions. Let me urge you to encourage your teenage young ladies to attend this great seminar!
Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will also include pre-seminar coffee, juices and morning delights.☺ The book table will also be available at this time for those desiring to purchase Christian resource materials. The seminar will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. with a mid-morning break and will conclude at 1:15 p.m. The cost per person is $10 for those who pre-register or $15 at the door. There will be no charge for all wives of pastoral staff. Please pre-register by filling out the form here and return it to us with a check for the total amount postmarked by Monday, March 2, 2015.
Mark your church calendars for March 7th. Remind your women and teens often and be praying for a great day, one that will make a difference in each life for all eternity!