Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. Isaiah 60:1, NIV
by Sarah Micula
The Central Territory’s 2018 Arise and Shine Women’s Conference, October 12-14, 2018, is for women who want to go deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ and each other. It promises to be unlike any Central territorial women’s conference you’ve experienced.
The conference venue, Hyatt Regency O’Hare, just outside of Chicago, opens up the possibility for more than 2,000 delegates to attend. This year it’s not just for women’s ministries leaders. It’s for everyone. Come and bring your mother, daughter, sister, friends, neighbors, women’s auxiliary/ advisory board members and co-workers.
“This conference is being planned with women in mind; women who are busy, need encouragement, desire a challenge, love to worship and want to learn,” said Colonel Janice Howard, territorial secretary for women’s ministries. “I pray that God will meet a need for each woman who attends.”
The conference is being designed to:
• Embrace all women by emphasizing unity in Christ among diversity
• Encourage women in their passion for ministry
• Elevate women’s standing in Christ
• Equip women with tools for leadership and mission
• Educate women on issues and opportunities for ministry
• Engage women in action
Arise and Shine will feature an inspiring lineup of Christian communicators who will inform, challenge and bless us, including our very own Territorial President of Women’s Ministries Commissioner Heidi Bailey, as well as Jo Saxton, Amy Williams, Tasha Morrison and Nikole Lim. Singer/songwriter Sharon Irving will lead worship.
The conference will kick off with a keynote session on Friday evening, feature a Saturday morning plenary session, workshops, free time and an evening banquet program, then conclude with worship on Sunday morning.
A pre-conference on Friday will present an exciting opportunity for 200 women to focus on leadership and cultivating community. It will begin with a luncheon followed by workshops and will feature Kristin Schell, Katelyn Beaty and the Rev. Bonnie Camarda.
Will you join us in praying for the Arise and Shine Women’s Conference? We look forward to seeing you there!
Registration opens March 12, 2018
Early Bird Registration Fee (until July 1, 2018)
Pre-conference + Conference: $129
Standard Registration Fee (July 2-October 1, 2018)
Pre-conference + Conference: $159
Cancellation deadline: September 14, 2018
*Attendance required by all Central Territory women officers and cadets.