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. - SOLD OUT
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Call LifeWay Events Registration toll free at 800.254.2022
Register by Fax:
Fax your information to: 615.251.3730.
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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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|Hotels||Reservation #||Room Rate||Distance to Venue||Included in Rate||Booking Code|
|Courtyard Nashville Goodlettsville
865 Conference Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
|$172.00||7.0 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Parking, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool||Women's Forum|
|Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Goodlettsville
641 Wade Circle
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
|615-851-4444||Single - $129.00
Double - $139.00,
King Suite - $149.00
Double Suite - $149.00
|8.5 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Parking, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool||Women's Forum|
|TownePlace Suites Nashville Goodlettsville
830 Conference Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
|$159.00||7.2 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Parking, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool||Women's Forum|
|Holiday Inn Express Nashville - Hendersonville
615 Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075
|$134.00||6.7 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Parking, Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool||Women's Forum|
|Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville - Hendersonville
111 Saundersville Rd
Goodlettsville, TN 37075
|King/ Double - $149.00 King Suite - $159.00||4.7 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Parking, Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool, Indoor Pool||Women's Forum|
|Hampton Inn Gallatin
980 Village Green Crossing
Gallatin, TN 37066
|$129.00||9.2 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Parking, Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool||Women's Forum|
|LaQuinta Inn & Suites Goodlettsville
120 S Cartwright Court
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
|615-821-1841||$89.00||7.1 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Parking, Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool||Women's Forum|
|Comfort Suites - Goodlettsville
621 Rivergate Parkway
Goodlettsville, TN 37072-2335
|615-448-2100||$140.00||8.2 miles||Guestroom Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Parking, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool||Women's Forum|
How iGen Views Sexuality - Ashley Chesnut
With culture drastically shifting since the invention of the Internet, views on sexuality are rapidly changing with each generation. In this session, learn how iGen’ers (1995+) in America think about sexuality and gender and how we as Christians can disciple this next generation, particularly in the area of sexuality.
Too Busy for Bible Study? - Katie Orr
In this practical breakout Katie will teach you an easy-to-use Bible study method that will help you break through surface-level Bible study in order to experience a deep and transformational time in God's Word—all in as little as 15 minutes a day. Utilizing a powerful Bible study method that is designed for people who are pressed for time, this session will equip you with a relevant and lasting approach to Bible study.
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Throughout his ministry, Jesus encountered a diversity of individuals but what stands out is how most of the people that Jesus ministered to typically fell into two distinct categories : The offended and The broken. Jesus may have taken slightly different approaches to how he ministered to both but His message did not change. The gospel was the balm for both and it still is today. This workshop will show us why.
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How To Stay Spiritually and Emotionally Healthy As A Leader - Kelly Minter
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Truth on the Go! - Andrea Lennon
We are busy and pulled in many different directions. (Can I get an “amen” to all the roles and responsibilities that make it difficult to pursue Jesus?) Yet, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32) In our fast-paced lives, how can we know and apply Biblical truth so that our confidence comes from God not ourselves? Come and learn foundational truths that will position you to experience God’s hope, peace, and power right in the middle of your day!
Reaching Young Moms in Your Church and Community - Faith Whatley
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Likes, Follows, and Views: How to Use Social Media for Good - Elizabeth Hyndman
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Show Her the Way - Mary Margaret West
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 practically invest in the the younger women God has placed in your life.
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Prayer: The Unexpected Thrill of Journeying with God - Angela Cottrell
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Just Open the Door - Jen Schmidt
As ministry leaders, what if we are overlooking the single most effective tool for Kingdom change and it’s right in front of us? After decades in ministry, Jen Schmidt is convinced that opening our door has the power to radically impact our culture, to make an impact on our immediate community and quite possibly shift how you think about your women’s ministry. Let’s reframe our preconceived notions on hospitality and understand its critical role in discipleship and evangelism. Leave inspired, encouraged and equipped with tangible ideas to implement immediately.
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Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant - Downtown Nashville
500 Church St
Nashville, TN 37219
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint
410 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201
Biscuit Love Gulch
316 11th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
8 City Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
1200 Villa Pl
Nashville, TN 37212
2901 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
1812 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
210 N Anderson Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37072
Demos’ Steak and Spaghetti House
161 Indian Lake Blvd