Join us for dinner, a message, worship, and mingling in a room full of women.
Um, no thank you. I’m always up for food. And, sure, I’ll listen to an inspiring message and sing worship songs whenever. But hang with ladies I don’t know at all, or at least not well? Nope.
This was my internal dialogue when I first contemplated attending a women’s event at my church.
For years, I had no desire to spend a night eating and listening to praise music with other females. This was largely because of the stereotype depicting women as guarded, ‘judge-y,’ and hurtful (though I’ve found these are usually defense mechanisms due to our insecurities).
When courage finally moved me forward, I found my original apprehension unfounded. I had the best time.
Later, when I was asked to join our women’s leadership team, I discovered why our events felt different. Our leaders prioritized certain elements, and it showed.
Here are ten things our women’s leadership focuses on to encourage growth:
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