Women's Spring Conference

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"Even Better Than Eden"
Immanuel Women's Ministry Spring Conference, March 9-10, 2018

EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION ENDS FEBRUARY 5.

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Meet Our Speaker

Conference Schedule

FAQs

Accommodations

This year’s conference theme is Even Better Than Eden. All of us have a story that includes the place we were born, the family we grew up in, and the experiences we’ve had. While these things may be true, they simply aren’t the most profound realities that have shaped our past, our present, or our future.

There’s another story, found in the pages of the Bible, that explains where we came from, why we are the way we are, and what is ahead for us. The story of the Bible begins in a garden called Eden, a place that was bright and beautiful, but became sullied by sin.

Fortunately, God’s plan for his world and his people could not be thwarted by human sin. There in the garden, God began working out his plan to bring his people into a home that will be even better than Eden.

How will it be better? Join us for this year’s conference where Nancy Guthrie will help us to set our hearts on a home, a life, and an intimacy with God that will be even better than Adam and Eve enjoyed in Eden – our forever life in the new creation.

"If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" 2 Cor. 5:17 (NIV):

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Meet Our Speaker

We are blessed to have author and dynamic speaker, Nancy Guthrie, returning as our featured speaker for the conference this year. Nancy teaches the Bible through numerous Bible study books at her home church in Franklin, Tennessee. She also speaks at conferences around the country and internationally.

Nancy offers companionship and biblical insight about grieving through Respite Retreats that she and her husband, David, host for couples who have faced the death of a child, through the GriefShare video series, and through books such as "Holding on to Hope" and "Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow." She is also the host of the "Help Me Teach the Bible" podcast at The Gospel Coalition.

Learn more about Nancy Guthrie at nancyguthrie.com

 


Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, MARCH 9
6:30 PM
Doors open (please use Entrance #1 or 2)
7:30 PM – Session #1 with Nancy and worship with Gloria Dei (Worship Center)
9:00 PM – Cookie reception, book table, & photo booth (Atrium)

SATURDAY, MARCH 10
8:30 AM –
Doors open (please use Entrance #1 or 2)
9:00 AM – Session #2 with Nancy and worship with Gloria Dei (Worship Center)
10:15 AM – Break & snacks (Atrium)
10:45 AM – Session #3 with Nancy and worship with Gloria Dei (Worship Center)
12:00 NOON – Official conference closes. Book table open and Nancy signing books (Atrium)
1:30 PM – Optional “Help Me Teach the Bible” Interactive Workshop with Nancy (requires some preparation ahead of time, see explanation under FAQs)
3:00 PM – Workshop ends


FAQs

WHO MAY ATTEND?
All women High School age and up (No childcare will be provided; however, nursing babies are welcome.) Otherwise, bring your best girlfriends, relatives, neighbors – all are welcome!

WHAT REFRESHMENTS ARE INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION?
A dessert reception will follow Session 1 on Friday night. Coffee, hot tea, and water will be provided Saturday morning before Session 2. A light snack will be provided during the break after Session 2. Lunch will be on your own for those who sign up for the optional Interactive Workshop. A list of nearby restaurants will be included in your packet.

WHAT IF I WANT TO ATTEND BUT CAN’T MAKE ALL THE SESSIONS?
We want you to come to as many sessions as you can! We have purposely kept the registration cost as low as possible to make it affordable. If needed, scholarships are available. Please contact the Women’s Ministry office for more information.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
Don’t forget your Bible, notebook, pen, an open mind, and open heart.

HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
Casual! Jeans are fine, dresses are fine - whatever makes you most comfortable!

WILL I RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS BEFORE THE CONFERENCE?
You will receive an email confirmation after your registration has been processed. Final event details will be emailed the week of the conference.

WHAT IS THE OPTIONAL WORKSHOP AND WHO CAN ATTEND?
Nancy is a renowned Bible study author and teacher. She is also the host of the "Help Me Teach the Bible" podcast at The Gospel Coalition. We are pleased to offer an opportunity for women interested in learning more about how to teach the Bible to hear from Nancy. The optional workshop is open to anyone registered for the conference, but requires some preparation ahead of time.

If you would like to attend the workshop, please sign up for it when you register. Please note that lunch is on your own following the conclusion of the conference at Noon. We will have a list of nearby restaurants in your packet and available at the welcome counter. The workshop will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m.

WHAT DOES THE PREPARATION FOR THE WORKSHOP INCLUDE?
Workshop attendees will need to provide the following information:

  • Tell Nancy a little bit about yourself and the setting in which you teach the Bible.
  • What particular aspect or skill in teaching the Bible would you most like to improve?

In advance, each woman will be asked to study Romans 12:1 and create:

  • A one-sentence summary of Paul’s aim
  • A one-sentence aim for your teaching on this verse
  • A title for your talk
  • Points for your talk
  • How you would introduce and conclude your talk

Each woman who signs up for the workshops will be sent this assignment. Please bring your answers with you to the workshop.


CONFERENCE FEES:

Early Registration*: $35/$15 (HS/College Students)
Registration: $40/$20 (HS/College Students)
Registration at the Door: $45/$25 (HS/College Students)

*Early Bird Registration ends on February 5th. Register by that date and be automatically entered to win 1 of 3 gift baskets!

REGISTER HERE


ACCOMMODATIONS

hilton springfieldWe have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Springfield for Friday night, March 9. When you call to make a reservation, please ask for the Immanuel Bible Church block for the Women’s Conference. 
RATES: Deluxe King $79.00 or 2 Queen Beds $79.00

HILTON SPRINGFIELD
6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield, VA 22150
703-971-8900

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Conference Contacts:

Bethany Drum
Women’s Ministry Director
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Jen Shuman
Women’s Conference Coordinator
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Carey Taliaferro
Women’s Conference Coordinator
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