Something interesting happens when leaders share joys and struggles with others who are in a similar situation. It triggers a contagious flow of creativity and resolve. The Women’s Leadership Summits, sponsored by Women of Grace USA, offer such an interactive gathering. The goal is to provide a supportive relational environment to process leadership development and to inspire personal spiritual growth.
“It offered me encouragement to keep going,” said one participant at the Summit held in January in Seal Beach, Calif. Another commented, “I feel like I took a big step into getting more involved in leadership.”
While many Summit participants are leaders in women’s ministries, others carry responsibility as a worship team leader, children’s director, or other area of church ministry. Everyone is encouraged to ask questions and share what she has learned through her own ministry experiences.
“The discussion groups helped me a great deal,” said one participant. “We were so inspired that new discussion groups would happen even during breakfast or lunch breaks!”
Women’s Leadership Summits have been held in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and California. The next Summit will be October 30 to November 1 in Columbus, Ohio, coordinated by Chery Boehm. Teressa Pierce, who spoke at the Summit in California, returns to share on “Paths to Plentiful Grace.” For more information, check Events on the Women of Grace site at wgusa.org or call Janet Minnix at (540) 774-4078.