Different states, different denominations; women doing different kinds of ministry all gathered together in one place, that was this year’s Missional Women Conference.
My daughter and I had the privilege of flying to Denver for the 2016 Missional Women Conference. We met so many beautiful ladies; women flying in from Buffalo, pregnant moms, post college students, those in ministry to young people, leading in Young Life, and older women seasoned in their faith.
So many imparted wisdom during private conversations, classroom break-out sessions, from the stage, and while encircled around those small, intimate tables where vulnerable hearts lay honest, transparent, and abandoned to one another.
We gathered in a warehouse type-setting that was retro and elegant, new and old, updated and seasoned….just like those of us women united there.
The feel was casual, and inviting, welcoming and engaging, humble, while providing intimate time with God leading to personal revelations.
Here is a list of my own personal takeaways from the 2016 Missional Women Conference:
If you were at the Missional Women Conference in 2016, you can come this year! The retreat is April 27-29 but is limited to only 50 women. Find all the details at MissionalWomenRetreat.com
Though born, raised, and still living only miles from where she grew up, Jen's heart lies in the nations. Jen loves the beautiful tapestry found in the wide diversity of people, different cultures, and all nations. Jen and her husband have been married twenty years, and have parented fifteen kids and counting; twelve foster, one adopted, and two bios. Her multi-racial family reflects her passion for unity, desire for faith without walls, and missional mindset to share both the gospel and the power of redemption to a world desperately needing the hope found in Jesus Christ. Jen and her husband have led in a variety of ministries; including prayer, small groups, children's, and women’s. Jen advocates for the orphan as a board member for the non-profit, A New Song; and loves doing missions work internationally, along with her family. You can find Jen writing about faith, while challenging her readers at her blog, Rich Faith Rising, as well as at tweeting faith-filled messages @Jen_Avellaneda . Jen is also on facebook.
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