Are You Planning A Conference For The Women Of Your Church?
Does the women's organization of your church hold a special yearly conference? Is the conference planned for this summer, or do you have until fall to prepare for it? Perhaps you are the committee chairperson and you are in charge of the program. Do you already have the program planned? If so, you are more than likely very happy to know that that vital part of your conference is taken care of.
If you are still in the planning stages, you might be looking for ideas. If that's the case, from arranging for a talented keynote speaker to planning inspiring workshops, here are some thoughts that might help you.
Arrange For A Talented Keynote Speaker - Has your committee chosen a theme for your conference? If not, that might be a good thing to do, even before you look for your keynote speaker. For example, Walk In His Footsteps or Live A Divine Life are just two examples of themes that would be appropriate for your conference. Once you have determined what this year's conference theme is, then you can give the theme to the speaker you have selected.
Is your ecclesiastical leader's wife a talented speaker? If so, would she be willing to share with your group how she supports and inspires her husband to do his work? Perhaps she would be happy to share how she maintains her own spirituality while supporting her husband. She might share the fact that living a divine life in the midst of being a busy woman takes special focus. Her example might be an inspiration to your group.
Another idea is to find a service that can provide a keynote speaker for your conference. For example, if you selected Walk In His Footsteps as the theme for your conference, the keynote speaking service might know of a talented speaker who has traveled the Holy Land extensively. Part of the speaker's presentation might include slides of places like the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee and The Garden of Gethsemane, all places that Jesus visited during his earthy sojourn.
Plan Inspiring Workshops - Besides a talented keynote speaker, consider having workshops that run simultaneously, That will allow the women to attend two or three of them. Workshops might be led by men and women in your congregation. For example, a couple that has been married for many years might lead a workshop that deals with overcoming obstacles in a marriage. Another speaker might share how to be a righteous woman in an era when Christian values are not always respected.
Another workshop might focus on using women of the Bible as role models. For instance, women like Ruth, Esther, Mary Magdalene, Martha and the other Mary, the mother of Jesus, might be the women that are part of a discussion that includes audience participation.