Flourish: grow, thrive, prosper, do well, increase, multiply
Flourish: a bold or extravagant gesture or action
Spring is always such an inspiring season in Ohio. Everything that looked as if it were dead begins to once again show signs of it’s hidden life. Leaves reappear, flowers bud, daffodils pop-up from within the still chilly dirt. It is a beautiful picture of what it means to really flourish because even in the bitter cold days of winter those leafless trees and daffodil bulbs were thriving. The warmer and somewhat rainy days of spring make an extravagant gesture that brings everything hidden into sight. Once again we are reassured of the strength of life nature has always contained. It was flourishing all along we just couldn’t see it as well.
We too can learn to flourish in every season of our life. Cold, rain, sunshine or cloudy. God has breathed his life into us and it’s in him we live, breath and have our life. This year as we gather my prayer is that you will be encouraged as together we learn how to grow in every circumstance.I’m praying that what you think you’ve lost you will discover has only been hidden for a moment. Together let’s make a bold extravagant gesture that brings heaven to earth and renewed life to our souls.
I’m bringing some new friends along to inspired this year and I can’t wait for you to meet them, as well as some favorite long time friends. Our conference speakers are all incredibly inspiring women who I know will bring a refreshing message to us. There are a few additions to our schedule this year that I believe you are going to love.
Thank you for inviting your friends to come along with you too. Moms, I especially want to encourage you to bring along your young daughters. We have something special planned for our junior high and high school girls. It’s always a part of our prayer to inspire women and girls in every stage of life.
See you soon! Much love & big hugs, ~Pastor Kathi Pitts (Conference Host)
Pastor Kelley Steele
Pastor Kelley, co-pastor of Kingdom in the Valley Church, has more than a decade of teaching and counseling, which enable her to reach others with humor, warmth, transparency and strength. She is a wife, mother, author, teacher, conference speaker, song-writer, role model and mentor.
Dr Cynthia James
Dr. Cynthia Rembert James Ph.D., D.Min., has been described as having a “transparent devoutness coupled with a glaring scholarship”. Dr. James seeks to model the absolute importance of consecrated study and preparation. Dr James has joined the pastoral staff of the Potter’s House Church in Dallas, Texas with hopes of providing further opportunities to enhance the believer’s passion for Spiritual Formation and Biblical Study.
Pastor Wendy Treat Dr. Wendy Treat is a wife, mother, grandmother, pastor, teacher, international conference speaker, and role model. She writes and teaches from a practical standpoint, seasoning it with her unique sense of humor. With a desire to make a difference in the lives of people, Wendy enrolled in Seattle Bible College where she met and later married her husband, Casey Treat. In 1980, they founded Christian Faith Center with just 30 people. After more than 3 decades, the church ministers to many thousands of people in three locations around the Seattle, Washington area.
Musical Guest: Tasha Masitha
Tasha Masitha is a worship leader at Christian Faith Center. With a passion to see people saved and a flair for the creative, she adds to the team with her creative ideas and educational background in communications and music. When she is not on stage leading worship, you can find her reading a good book, gramming something crazy, or writing blogs and posts that hopefully inspire people to connect with Jesus.
Join us for a morning of all things women and leadership. You will hear from our conference speakers and from women who are leading in our community like Theresa Flores(Traffic Free). Cost for the Women Who Lead session only is $15.
*Full Conference participants do not have to register separately for this session.
It is included in your conference registration.
We love your kiddos. We’ve prepared a special time of inspiration just for them. Classes are available during the evening sessions for ages four months through sixth grade and during the day sessions for four months through five years. There is no cost but please include them on yourregistration form.
Teaching and training our daughters is important. What better way than to bring them alongside us on our journey.inspired. Conference is a great opportunity to do just that. We have a few fun things planned just for Jr. High and High School aged girls. When they register please let us know if they will be joining the inspired. Miss sessions.Registration is needed for everyone ages 13 and up.
We are offering boxed lunches for purchase at an additional cost of $8.00. If you would like for us to provide lunch for you, please choose your option for Thursday and/or Friday on the registration form. You will be given a lunch ticket at conference check-in.
Refunds – Registration fees cannot be refunded but may be transferred to someone else by emailing – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your registration includes all morning and evening sessions and any activities before and after sessions.
Be A Sponsor – From time to time we have women who would love to come to inspired. but genuinely are not able financially. You can bless one of these women through sponsorship. Simply fill out theregistration form and check the sponsor box. We will take it from there by matching your gift to a woman on our list. Thank you for your generosity! Recommended Area Hotels – Residence Inn Maumee (419.891.2233) • Courtyard Maumee (419.897.2255) • Hilton Garden Inn Perrysburg (419. 873.0700)
Each year together we reach our hearts and hands to bring good and heal the world. This year in partnership with Heal The World we are focusing our efforts once again to the miraculous work our friend Christine Caine and the amazing A21 Campaign team are doing. Here’s three ways you can join our Big Reach:
1. Join us each month on the 21st as we fast and pray for those who are still enslaved, those who have been rescued and for the A21 team as they continue their mission to abolish injustice.
2. Bring a gift card of any amount from Target, Walmart or Ikea to conference with you. We will collect these and forward them to The A21 Campaign. They will use them to purchase needed items such as toiletries and furniture for their shelters around the globe.
3. The Proverbs 31 woman reaches out her hand to those in need. We are all a Proverbs 31 woman and when we reach our hand out to those in need we each have something unique to offer. What do you have in your hand that you can do or use to raise funds for support? Busy your hands with that thing and see how God will bless and multiply it. There are two options to give the funds you’ve collected: online by clicking the Big Reach tab or using the envelopes provided at Cornerstone Church.