You Lead

You Lead Women's Event

September 15, 2023

Calvary PHX  |  Phoenix, AZ

12612 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85029

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Get Equipped to Lead Wherever You Are

Whether it’s moments spent with your family, talking with your coworkers, or planning a Bible study—you are influencing those around you and you are a leader. At You Lead events, you will be equipped for wherever God has placed you. Learn from experts on a variety of topics and experience real-life application for ministry and daily life.

At You Lead you can expect:

  • A one day preconference with Christ-centered leadership training

  • Personalized training and breakout sessions curated by experts who serve in ministry, in their homes, work in the marketplace, and more

  • Spiritual refreshment in prayer, worship, and community

  • Opportunity for continued spiritual growth when bundling You Lead with a Lifeway Women Live Event or Going Beyond Live

You Lead Phoenix Speakers

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Kelly D. King

Kelly D. King

Brenda Croston

Brenda Croston

Amanda Mejias

Amanda Mejias

Marshelle Wilburn

Alicia Wong


To register by phone, call 800.254.2022

Purchase 5+ individual tickets in one transaction and receive free leadership resources! 

Individual Ticket


per ticket

  • One general session, three breakout sessions, panel discussion, and lunch.

Bundle with Lifeway Women Live


per ticket

  • Save $20 when you bundle both events.

  • Includes everything in You Lead registration.

  • Access to You Lead and Lifeway Women Live.

Breakout Sessions

  • Have you been called to lead women in your local church? Whether you are starting from scratch or in the process of rebuilding, this session will guide you through some basics in assessing your situation and moving forward. Learn principles from the book of Nehemiah and see how the why of ministering to women hasn't changed – the methods have. 

  • Lifeway Research surveyed 1,000 pastors in the past year and discovered that out of 44 needs, the top challenge was developing leaders and volunteers. If this is true of the entire church, then women's ministry leaders are facing the same difficulty. This session will focus on theological and practical ways to recruit, retain, and celebrate those who are serving the body of Christ.

  • An Invitation to Encounter God: Physical formation is seen in the body, but spiritual formation is the inner transformation of becoming more like Christ in order to serve others. In this session, you'll learn both the theological elements of spiritual formation as well as the process elements that shape who we are and who we are becoming in Christ. It is a life-long process that involves spiritual disciplines and the work of the Holy Spirit who transforms and conforms us to be more like Jesus each day.

  • As leaders, we are expected to be a source of comfort and assurance. But what of us when grief’s grip settles in our homes? Can we still guide others? Should we? If yes, then how and when? Join us for a biblical look at grief and leading while facing hard times.

  • Worry just might be the watchword from the last three or so years. Admittedly, worry for the Christian leader is like wearing white after Labor Day, elbows on the dinner table, or doing both on the same day---greatly frowned upon. Yet, it is there. This session does not promise to rid you of it, but this time and space will free you to acknowledge it and begin the journey to facing it.

  • There are quite a few topics that make us scratch our heads and ask, "What does the Bible say about that?" Are you up for a little fun and scripture reading? Join us in this interactive look at scripture that will make you move your feet and open your eyes to a few powerful passages of scripture.

  • Personal EquippingDiscipleship begins in the home, and you are fully equipped to do just that. Let’s discover how God desires to use your story, your time, your gifts, and even your flaws to help your daughters and granddaughters walk closely with Him.Ministering to Gen Z - General/Ministry LeadershipDiscipling the next generation doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating. This session will help you learn more about Gen Z and why this generation not only needs you, but why you need them.  

  • You may not consider yourself a Biblical scholar, but most ministry leaders desire to handle scripture well. Why is theology important to your leadership? Should it be important? This breakout will help you understand that good theology is for every woman.

  • Today’s culture is extremely different than just a decade ago where we find ourselves amidst redefinitions of gender, sex, marriage and family. Regrettably the church has found itself decades behind our changing world and often ill-equipped to have a viable understanding and response to changing times. As leaders, it’s our opportunity to ensure we are equipped with current contextual information and biblical truths that don’t change to provide a GOSPEL centered response to a world seeking truth and love. In this session, we’ll tackle a very challenging topic with wisdom and grace and the hope of developing a Christ-compelled compassion through a gospel- focused lens for the Queer Culture.

  • As we find ourselves amid constant social crisis with issues such as homelessness, sex trafficking, racial tensions, and post-pandemic effects on families, children and educational systems, how do we, as Christ's representatives to this hurting world, provide a message of compassion, hope, and action? We'll delve into a brief summary of some of the startling statistics related to these cultural issues to develop an understanding of the urgent need for us to take action within our spheres of influence. Challenge yourself to learn how to use and live out God's Word to BETTER LOVE those in need within our communities who are suffering in the midst of social crisis.

  • A major component of leadership is guiding and caring for others. Leaders will often be passionate about ensuring the care of those they lead while sacrificially negligent of caring for self. Airplane safety instructions require passengers to put their own oxygen mask on first before assisting others correlates to what is vital for effective, consistent leadership. In this session we will explore some important components of Self-C.A.R.E. with the objectives of personal assessment for areas of self-negligence, identifying ways to improve self-care, and setting goals to maintain a vibrant leadership. Learn how to lead your Self well in order to lead others well.

  • Discipling the next generation doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating. This session will help you learn more about Gen Z and why this generation not only needs you, but why you need them.


Includes general teaching session, three breakout sessions, panel discussion, and several short breaks throughout.

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration Open (coffee available)

  • 8:30 a.m. General Session

  • 9:30 a.m. Break

  • 9:45 a.m. Breakout Session One

  • 10:45 a.m. Break

  • 11:00 a.m. Breakout Session Two

  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch and Q&A Panel Discussion (lunch is included in ticket price)

  • 1:15 p.m. Breakout Session Three

  • 2:15 p.m. Break

  • 2:30 p.m. Take Ten (10 minute leadership helps)

  • 3:30 p.m. Dismiss

You Lead FAQs

  • Cancellation policy No refunds or transfers to other events. Our Lifeway Women Event Promise: In a season of uncertainty, if Lifeway cancels this event, you will receive a full refund. We are committed to the safety of our guests.

  • Special Needs Handicap seating is available. Please ensure that when you register, you notify our customer service of this need.

  • Recording Policy During this event, Lifeway will be recording (audio and video) and photographing. Most likely, you will be filmed, recorded or photographed as part of the audience or individually. By your attendance, you are granting your permission to be recorded or photographed for commercial purposes and agree to the following: being recorded, filmed or photographed by any means; commercial or any other use of your likeness, voice and words without compensation; specifically waiving all rights of privacy during the filming, recording or photographing and release Lifeway Christian Resources from liability for loss, damage, or compensation from the commercial or other use of your likeness, image, voice or word; compliance with all rules and regulations of Lifeway for this event.

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