PHOENIX (BP) — Ministers’ wives attending the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix are invited to a trio of women’s events, including a Pastors’ Wives Conference, Ministers’ Wives Luncheon and Women’s Expo.
Authors and speakers Kay Warren of Lake Forest and Kelly Minter of Nashville will headline this year’s events at the Phoenix Convention Center.
The 2017 theme is “Brave,” based on Proverbs 31:25: “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”
On Monday, June 12, the Pastors’ Wives Conference will be held during the morning session of the Pastors’ Conference from 8:45-11:45 a.m.
Featuring Minter, Warren and other women’s leaders, the session seeks to help pastors’ wives be “brave in their calling, brave in their family life and brave in their faith,” said organizer Susie Hawkins, wife of GuideStone Financial Resources President OS Hawkins.
There is no cost and registration is not required. Women who serve in any facet of local church leadership, missions and denominational work are invited to attend.
The gathering also will feature presentations, interviews and conversations with Marshelle Wilburn, Charlotte Akin and Mary Margaret Gibson.
Wilburn, manager of volunteer services at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond, is married to Port Wilburn, church planter and pastor of Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship, a restart in San Pablo.