An amazing thing happens when we pray: God hears us. If you need a reminder, just ask Pastor Steve Chromy from Mt. Hermon Baptist Church in Danville, Virginia. About a year ago, the Lord laid a desire on Chromy’s heart for the women of the Danville area to come together for a time of worship, teaching, and growing in their relationship with the Lord. Chromy began to pray, seeking God’s will and direction for the women of Danville.
Chromy shared this vision with a friend, another pastor, and they started praying together for God to move. Soon several SBC of Virginia pastors were praying, meeting, and asking God to do a work only He could accomplish and to inspire them with a strategy to engage Danville. As the pastors continued to pray, Shawn Ames, Regional Catalyst to the Central and Southwest Region, became aware of the desire and presented the notion of an area-wide women’s event to Donna Paulk, SBCV Women’s Ministry Strategist. Through a great amount of planning, teamwork and organization Equip: Danville finally became a reality.
As soon as the event was posted on the SBCV women’s event page, registration began to grow. Women from Danville and surrounding areas were eager for Gospel-centered, relevant, applicable teaching, and a time of fellowship and community with their sisters in Christ. Through this event, the women of Danville would know that they were not alone in their desire and calling to minister to women and to grow in their walk with God. The women’s conference followed multiple events to engage the churches in Danville that would both unify and meet the many needs in the Danville area.
As the registration numbers were tallied and sorted, the results were astonishing: women from more than 65 area churches were in attendance. Clearly, Chromy had been led by God and his prayers were heard. As spring turns into summer along the Dan River, there is great anticipation to see what God does next with powerful partnership among the SBCV churches in Danville and the surrounding communities.
Resource: Women’s ministry events are held throughout the Commonwealth. To learn more, visit: sbcv.org/women