We invite you to gather together with other women in leadership for the Women's Forum. Let's challenge one another, hear teaching from God's Word, and walk out equipped to lead wherever God has planted us. We'll share ideas and strategies, and do this thing together.
$175 Early Bird
SOLD OUT - $25 First 100 Young Leaders under 35 years old. Must be registered with a full-paying leader. Young Leader cannot have attended Forum before.
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Women's Leadership Forum
One LifeWay Plaza
Nashville, TN 37202
You may cancel your registration for a 50% refund up until 60 days prior to the event dates. No location transfers.
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|Booking Code||Hotels||Reservation #||Room Rate||Distance to Venue||Included in Rate|
|Women's Forum||Holiday Inn Express Nashville
615 East Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075
|$134.00||6.7 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Parking, Fitness Center, Outoor Pool, Breakfast|
|Women's Forum||Hampton Inn & Suites
111 Saundersville Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075
|$149.00||5.4 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Parking, Fitness Center, Outoor Pool, Breakfast|
|Women's Forum||Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
641 Wade Circle
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
|Single - 129.00, Double - 139.00, Suite - 149.00||9.4 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Parking, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Breakfast|
|Women's Forum||TownePlace Suites
830 Conference Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
|$159.00||7.2 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Parking, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Breakfast|
|Women's Forum||Courtyard Nashville
865 Conference Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
|615-851-3000||$149.00||7.0 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Parking, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool|
|Women's Forum||La Quinta Inn & Suites
120 South Cartwright Court Goodlettsville, TN 37072
|615-851-1891||$89.00||9.0 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Parking, Fitness Center and Indoor Pool, Full, hot breakfast|
|Women's Forum||Hyatt Place Nashville
330 East Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075
|888-463-5598||$144.00||6.8 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Parking, Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool, Breakfast|
|Women's Forum||Hampton Inn Gallatin
980 Village Green Crossing
Gallatin, TN 37066
|615-206-9595||Single, Double - $142.00 Suite - $162.00||9.2 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi,Parking, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Full, hot breakfast|
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Where you lead, she will follow. Teenage girls and young adult women need you now more than ever. Don't miss the opportunity to pour out and share what you've learned with the next generation and show them the way. Let's talk about what it looks like to disciple the younger women God has placed in your life.
Mary Wiley - What You Believe Matters
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Kristi McLelland - Jesus & Women: A Generous Justice
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Whitney Capps - Highlighting the Big Idea of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation
Our job as leaders is to equip women to study God’s Word for themselves. But often we silo storylines, characters and topics so that women feel ill-prepared to study Scripture for all its worth. By helping women understand the grandest story of all, we remind ourselves that God is the Master story-teller and Sovereign orchestrator of history. Meta-narrative is the guardrail that keeps us from taking Scripture out of context or pre-maturely jumping to personal conclusions and applications. This workshop will help us sum up the big ideas and major covenants that God uses to reveal His character, His purpose and His glory.
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Karen Ehman - Laced with Grace Yet Seasoned with Salt
Karen Ehman shares from experience the how’s (and how-not-to’s) of dealing with the tongue, equipping you to know what to say, how best to say it, and when you’d better just keep your lips zipped! Come discover:
Cindy Townsend - Anxious Women in Anxious Times
Unrest exists within the hearts and minds of the women we encounter and serve every day. In this session we will identify stressors, why they exist, and how to replace counter-productive reactions with positive biblical responses. We will also share five spiritual experiences to help women gain a better understanding of God’s help and hope as they live in these anxious days.
Julia Higgins - When God's Word Flourishes
As a leader you may wonder, “How do I get women to come?” Often, we try to answer this question with entertainment and a me-centered approach but this is not how the early church grew. The book of Acts reveals that the church multiplies when the Scriptures are taught. Come be inspired by stories of historical women committed to the Bible and what can happen when God’s Word flourishes.
Robby Gallaty - Ministering to People in Addiction. Why Sobriety without Christ is Always a Dead-End Street
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Jeannie Cunnion - Mom Set Free
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Kelly Minter - The Message and Mission of Jesus: How The Kingdom of Heaven Changes Our Ministries
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Lisa Harper - Radically Redemptive Hermeneutics
The Bible isn’t remotely boring, but let’s go ahead and recognize the proverbial elephant in the room - some Bible teachers are! Because sometimes we forget that God’s Word isn’t merely inscripturated information, it’s a supernatural love story about the work and person of Jesus Christ! Furthermore, theology isn’t simply a system of organizing our thoughts about God or we may as well be religious entomologists pinning
spiritual butterflies to a cork-board. Nope, theology is meant to be lived and Scriptural texts are meant to be life-giving! So how about instead of attempting to pass ourselves off as masters of the text we recommit to discovering the Master in the text, as well as God’s redemptive movement throughout Biblical history? If you’re a ministry leader, Bible teacher, Bible study facilitator or if you just can’t help yourself from spewing the living hope of the Gospel all over complete strangers in Target, this breakout session is for you, baby.
Angela Cottrell - How to Activate God’s Promises through Prayer
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