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Authenticity: Being Real through the Ages Women’s Conference

March 15, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm | Swift Creek Baptist Church, 7511 North Spring Run Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

Features Rachel Lovingood

On March 15, 2014 the SBC of Virginia will partner with Swift Creek Baptist Church to host a conference for gals of all ages and stages of life. Whether you are 18 or 108 we are excited to gather for a time of kingdom purpose, and to change our world for the better!

The featured speaker will be Rachel Lovingood. Rachel is the Next Generation Pastor’s wife and a women’s leader at Long Hollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee. She co-authored two books, In Our Shoes: Real Life Issues for Ministers’ Wives by Ministers Wives, and Salvaging My Identity: A 40 Day Experience for Girls and Women. Rachel uses her passion for Christ, her energetic style and crazy sense of humor to encourage and teach women of all ages to find the answers they need from the only true source of wisdom - the Bible. She is a pastor’s wife, mother of three, a friend, a writer, and a teacher. Her experiences working in youth ministry as well as women’s ministry have developed in her a deep love for women of all ages and a mission to help enable them to live victoriously in spite of everyday struggles.

What others are saying about Rachel

Thank you for being so real! I could totally relate to everything you said… Heather

I love that you made me laugh so much then challenged me about my faith… God used you in big ways and I’m so grateful… Cheri



In addition to Rachel’s teaching, and the following age appropriate breakout sessions will be offered to inspire, enlighten and challenge us to be better versions of who we are becoming in Christ.

Looking Good from the Inside Out
by Tammy Bennett
When you look good you feel better, and when you feel better, you act more confident. Learn how to be your best both body and soul, and become a super (role) model for Christ.

Tammy Bennett is the SBCV's statewide Women's Ministry strategist, as well as an internationally accomplished author and speaker. Tammy attends Grove Avenue BC in Richmond, VA.
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Criticism: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly
by Amy Stewart
Criticism of any kind is a challenge. Even situations out of our control can be emotionally and physically draining.  During this session we will discuss how to maintain a healthy attitude as we learn how to handle criticism in a way that will honor our Lord Jesus. Join me for a liberating journey to peace!

Amy Stewart is the SBCV's Central-East Region Women's Ministry Team representative. She is a dynamic Bible teacher, vocal artist, and pastor's wife of Beaverdam BC in Beaverdam, VA.
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The Burnout Blues
by Donna Paulk
Are you feeling stressed, discouraged, overwhelmed and worn out? Then you may be suffering from the burnout blues. During this session learn how to bring balance back into your life by relying on God, and building boundaries that will enable you to stay the course and finish well.

Donna Paulk has a passion to help women overcome obstacles and live a purpose-driven life. Donna is a certified personal coach and pastor's wife of Bayview BC in Norfolk, VA.
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Engaging the Next Generation
by Jessica Daniel
Jessica Daniel, of the millennial generation, shares how to reach and engage younger women by developing transparent relationships, true spiritual growth, and trusted leadership.

Jessica Daniel is the Women's Ministry leader at Bayview BC in Norfolk, Va. . Jessica's passion is to see women authentically connect with God and one another. 

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Weathering the Storm
by Sandy Ford
Whether you are about to encounter, going through or coming out of a crisis, the storms of life are unavoidable. During this session, Sandy will teach preparedness survival skills needed to batten down the hatches and weather life’s storms.

Sandy Ford is the SBCV's Southeast Region Women's Ministry Team representative. She is a talented Bible teacher, retreat speaker, and pastor's wife of Ebenezer BC in Gloucester, VA.
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Great Expectations
by Betsy Crookshank
Expectations, we all have them, and whether high or low, they often let us down, hurt us, and confuse us. In this session you can “expect” to discuss ways to manage your expectations so they don’t manage you.

Betsy Crookshank is the SBCV's North Region Women's Ministry Team representative. She is a gifted Bible teacher and pastor's wife of Hanover BC in King George, VA.
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Mission: Motherhood
by Jacquelin Taylor

Have you ever found it difficult to maintain a joyous attitude during diaper duty, dirty dishes and a never-ending to-do list? Then this session is for you. Come discover how understanding God’s purpose and plan can empower and encourage you to be the mother you long to be. 

Jacquelin Taylor is a church planter's wife at The Village Church of Portsmouth, VA, a mother of four, and owns and operates her own catering business. Her passion is to see women find their true identity in Christ.
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The Role of a Lifetime

by Margy Fabling

Whether or not you auditioned for the job, being a spiritual leader in the home is one of the hardest roles you’ll ever play. In this breakout, we’ll glean encouragement from Scripture that speaks to the struggles, defines the boundaries, and validates the call. 

Margy Fabling has been married for 29 years. Together she and her husband, Ty, have seven children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. Margy has a passion for teaching Scripture and ministering to women.
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In Our Shoes: Real Life Issues for Ministers' Wives (Breakout Session 1 only)

by Rachel Lovingood

Pastors' wives, this breakout is just for you! Come for a time of cheer, chat, and CHOCOLATE!

Rachel is the next generation pastor’s wife and a women’s leader at Long Hollow BC in Hendersonville, TN, as well as a LifeWay Ministry multiplier.  She co-authored  Salvaging My Identity and a Bible study for ministers’ wives, In Our Shoes.
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Communication Highway         

by  Linda B. Lafoon, PhD

What's your personality type? Does it present a communication barrier when you try to effectively communicate with your husband, children, and friends?  We'll take a short trip down psychology avenue, weaving in lots of fun and laughter as we discover some surprising answers.

Linda B. Lafoon, PhD is a popular consultant, author, and speaker. Linda attends Swift Creek BC in Midlothian, VA.
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Prayer Power                                        

by Marlene Love

Do you long to pray more powerfully? In this session, you will not only learn how to apply prayer interaction exercises, but you'll also learn how to build strong prayer "muscles"and stretch your faith in answer to your prayer.

Marlene Love has been a prayer leader for many churches, for events in the greater San Jose/San Francisco area, as well as prayer team counselor for a Billy Graham crusade and Missionary Alliance.
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Power in the Pit                                  

by  Teresa Sours

More and more women are diagnosed and treated for depression. For some, it’s for a season, but for others, it’s an endless battle. This breakout will provide a better understanding of depression, dispel some of the myths about it, and establish a biblical approach to the recovery process.

Teresa Sours is both an experienced counselor and Bible teacher and also equips women in the areas of ministry. Teresa is on staff at Wayne Hills BC in Waynesboro, VA.
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Registration includes: all sessions, fashion tote, continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and devotional.

On line Preregistration $20 through Thurs., March 13, 2014, 4:30 pm.
After this time, there will be At the Door Registration for $30

PLEASE NOTE:  You do not have to bring a printed ticket with you - when you register, we will have your information electronically.


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