Women's Leadership Forum

November 12-14, 2020  (Thursday - Saturday) 

Long Hollow Baptist Church  |  Nashville, TN

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.

At Forum You Will:

  • Sit under the teaching of today's top ministry leaders and authors.
  • Experience worship among friends on similar journeys, all seeking encouragement.
  • Participate in breakouts led by experienced trainers.
  • Learn from peers who, like yourself, are ministering in the local church.

Featured Speakers - Nashville

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Angie Smith

Angie Smith

Jamie Ivey

Jamie Ivey

Ruth Chou Simmons

Ruth Chou Simons

Lisa Harper

Lisa Harper

Dorena Williamson

Dorena Williamson

Ben Mandrell

Ben Mandrell

Travis Cottrell

Travis Cottrell

Kadi Cole

Kadi Cole

Breakout Speakers & Sessions

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Michelle Hicks

Michelle Hicks
How to Write a Devotional

Growing believers in Jesus want to share what God has put on their hearts. Often leaders are asked to share a devotion in written or verbal form because they have the wisdom to help others deepen their relationships with God. In this breakout you will learn how to write a devotional message that draws spiritual truth from Scripture to encourage and inspire others in their walk of faith.

Christine Hoover

Christine Hoover
Jesus's Invitation to Joy: Naming and Turning From Lesser Allegiances to Seek First the Kingdom

We are bombarded daily with idols seeking to dethrone Christ in our hearts, most of them subtle and covert. What might these idols look like? And what does it mean to love Christ with our whole heart? Come discover the invitation Jesus offers you for refreshment and a refuel of joy.

Michael Glenn

Mike Glenn
Doing What Love Requires: Caring for your Alzheimer’s Patient When There’s No Instruction Manual

How do you make the decision for your patient when there’s no instruction manual? Every person is unique. Every journey is different. But the foundation of every decision is the same — what does love require of me in this moment?

Caroline Saunders

Caroline Saunders
Teaching Younger Generations to Delight in the Lord

It's a concern for every leader, mother, and disciple-maker: What can we do to influence younger generations to not simply align their behaviors with what God desires but to wholly and delightedly surrender their lives to him? In our daily lives, how can we be used by God to cultivate hearts that are captivated by Jesus? In this session, we'll consider the elements of a contagious love for Christ and examine best practices for passing down a sincere, delighted, steadfast faith.

Tara Dew

Tara Dew
Intentionality: Marriage, Family and Ministry

So often we hear the question, "How do you balance marriage, family and ministry?" But is balance even really possible? In this breakout, we will discuss how to live intentionally with your God, your spouse, your children, and your ministry. Both Biblical and practical truths will be shared for your marriage, your family, and your ministry.

Mary DeMuth

Mary DeMuth
How to Navigate Empathy Fatigue

Life-changing leaders pour themselves out for others, bearing burdens, and caring for the broken. But what happens when you just can’t hear another hard story, or you’re so burned out you resent people’s needs? In this breakout, Mary DeMuth teaches you how to manage your own empathy fatigue so that you can continue to serve those God has entrusted to you. Find how retreating, hearing God’s voice, and experiencing the love and care of other believers will reignite your empathy and effectiveness.

Kelly King

Kelly King
Leading Through Crisis

It's not a matter of "if" a crisis will come, but "when". As a leader, you need to be prepared to lead and not react, know how to lean into what the Lord is teaching you through it, and how to communicate to others. In this breakout, learn some practical steps for facing crisis and how to be better prepared for the next one.

Dorena Williamson

Dorena Williamson
I Once Was Colorblind: Race Consciousness In A Multiethnic World

As the world becomes more ethnically diverse, leaders who want to be agents of reconciliation must develop deeper race consciousness. Every human fully bears God's image in their racial identity, and our diverse stories are full of beauty and pain. In this session, participants will explore ethnicity and race from a biblical perspective, and gain tools to replace color blindness with awareness, appreciation and action.

Donna Gaines

Donna Gaines
Biblical Literacy and Women's Ministry

We are called to be disciples and to make disciples. Learn how to lead a cross-generational community of women that experiences intimacy with Christ through His Word and are gripped by an urgency to share Him with others and a resolve to make disciples who will multiply.

Elizabeth Woodson

Elizabeth Woodson
Developing Millennial Leaders

The word "Millennial" doesn't always have positive connotations connected to it. Many churches are frustrated, unable to effectively engage this generation that is steadily leaving the church. However, Millennials are one of the most talented, educated, and innovative generations to date. Even more so, they are our future church leaders! We need to be intentional about bridging the generational gap to develop and do life with them. This workshop will provide practical ways to disciple and empower this next generation of church leaders.

Scarlet Hiltibidal

Scarlet Hiltibidal
Anxiety: Fighting Anxiety with God's Word

What does God's Word say about your anxiety and fears -- the irrational ones, like sinkholes in the Target parking lot or the real-life ones like inconclusive biopsies? Scarlet Hiltibidal, author of Afraid of All the Things, has lived (mostly in fear) through some strange life experiences (growing up on the set of SNL, having internal organs explode, adopting a Deaf girl from China). But, Scarlet has learned how to fight her propensity to panic with God's Word. Come and learn some ways to identify where your anxiety is coming from, and how to rest in the strength and power of Jesus, through His living and active Word.

Katie McCoy

Katie McCoy
Love Letters from Leviticus: Discovering the Dignity and Value of Women from Old Testament Law

Some of the most remarkable depictions of God's heart for women come from the most unlikely of places: the Old Testament Law. Discover how God's laws about childbirth, periods, and assault protected women from being objectified and exploited in ancient Israel, and what these laws mean for us today. You will never read the Pentateuch the same way again!

Donna Gaines

Donna Gaines
Missional Women - Reaching Your City for Christ

Obey Christ's command to love Him with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength and then you will be compelled to love your neighbor as yourself. Join us and hear how answering God's call to love the children of Memphis led to the founding of ARISE2Read: A Renewal in Student Education and Evangelism. Be encouraged - one person can make a difference!

Vickey Banks

Vickey Banks
Revitalizing Women's Ministry

Loaded with practical tips and suggestions to help you build a culture of genuine connectedness, transparency, spiritual depth, encouragement, missional focus and fun. We’ll tackle some of your toughest challenges and how to inspire women to use their gifts to invest in others. If you’re looking to breathe fresh life into your women’s ministry, this workshop is for you!

Carol Pipes

Carol Pipes
Managing Communications in a Time of Crisis

Most large organizations, from multinational corporations to universities, have crisis communications plans, and so should churches, no matter their size. Whether yours is a megachurch with scores of staff members or a small congregation with a bivocational pastor, it’s vital to have a plan. We’ll address some of the best practices for crisis communications and what should be included in any crisis communications plan.

Lina AbuJamra

Lina Abujamra
One Love: How To Protect The One Thing You Need To Fulfill Your Life And Calling

Have you ever wondered why your life in ministry isn’t everything you thought it would be? Have you ever struggled with feeling unfocused and spread too thin? This workshop will help you identify 4 words you need to redefine in order to reignite your passion for God and find your joy in living out your calling. You will leave this workshop with a clearer awareness of what God is up to in your life right now and a deeper commitment for more of God in your life.

Juliana Wilson

Juliana Wilson
Let’s Get Social!

Likes, comments, reach, and engagement rates - where do you even begin? Learn some of the best practices to engage your following. Leave with practical tools and knowledge to market your brand or ministry on social media.

Cindy Logsdon

Cyndi Logsdon
God's Design for Women and Mission

We were made for this. Throughout all of scripture we see God calling a people unto Himself and then sending them out to make disciples - to the ends of the earth. Consider God’s design for women and for you personally. As a single woman, a wife, a mother, a sister, or a daughter, rediscover your place in this amazing story of mission.

Beth McCord

Beth McCord
Embracing Fear and Leading Well: Leadership and the Nine Enneagram Types

Each of us, no matter what Enneagram Type we are, have unique struggles and fears that can hinder us from becoming the God created us to be. In this breakout, we will discover the fears that can hold us back and how to embrace them while also actively moving towards our healthiest side as a leader so we can truly bless those we lead. Come hear how you are uniquely called to lead and bless others in the unique way God created you.

Whitney Capps

Whitney Capps
What Revelation Reveals for us Today

It’s easy to believe we are living in the end times; it’s hard to know exactly what that means. The book of Revelation holds the clues we need not just to look for Jesus but to navigate life, culture and the church while we await His return. This breakout session will help you see the major themes of Revelation and understand these ancient truths’ message for modern believers.

Julie Woodruff

Julie Woodruff
Don’t Let Your Role Outpace Your Soul

Did you know that the check engine light for your life is your body? God sometimes uses fatigue, pain, tightness in the chest, headaches, anger, quickly-tempered, aggravation, and agitation to get our attention. If you can relate, join us as we learn how to recharge and find balance in the midst of our busyness.

Diane Nix

Diane Nix
The Secret Life of the Ministry Wife

Secrets, by definition, are meant to be kept unrevealed. Protecting some secrets may help us achieve our roles as ministry wives without negative effect, but other secrets can devastate our families and our ministries. Finding a balance between protecting or revealing a secret can leave a ministry wife torn between two conflicting thoughts: “Why won’t our church members welcome me in?” and “Why won’t these people stay out of my personal life?” Discerning between the secrets we share and those we don’t is a quest worthy of exploration.

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