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GA 2018 WOMEN’S RESOURCES EVENTS

EPC’s The Well: Women’s Resources is sponsoring several relevant and practical meetings at the 38th General Assembly.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

CONNECTING WITH GOD FOR LIFE

12:00–1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch Host: Sharon Henderson
Location: Room 230

Join Sharon Henderson as she discusses growing both in Christ and in your spiritual disciplines. Sharon is married to David Henderson, Pastor of Covenant EPC in West Lafayette, Indiana, and author of Tranquility: Cultivating a Quiet Soul in a Busy World.

“TESS TALKS” DINNER

5:30–7:00 p.m.
Location: Room 230

“Connecting with the Marginalized” is the theme for this year’s TESS Talks dinner. Join our panelists as they discuss Sexual Abuse and Harassment; Impacting Public Schools for Christ; and Ministering to the Disabled in the Church. Each speaker’s 10-minute presentation will be followed by a 20-minute round-table discussion that is sure to stimulate ideas for how you and your church can reach the marginalized in your community for Christ!

Sharon Beekmann

Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Sharon Beekmann is Chair of the EPC Women’s Resource Council and teaches on the topics of spiritual warfare, angels, and demons. She is the author of Silencing Satan: A Handbook of Biblical Demonology and  Rescued and Redeemed: How to Discern Demons from the Divine.

Jacqueline Smith

Impacting Public Schools for Christ

Jacqueline Smith has been married to Rufus, Senior Pastor of Hope Church, for more than 30 years. They have three adult children, all of whom live in Memphis and work in professions that empower those who are under-resourced.

Karen Walls

Welcoming and Including People with Disabilities into the Family of God

Karen Walls serves as Director of the Special Needs Ministry at Hope Church in Cordova, Tennessee. She and her husband, Mitch, have an adult son who practices law in Maryland and four special needs dogs.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

MINISTRY SPOUSES: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

12:00–1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch Hosts: Brent Stenberg and Leila Todd
Location: Room 224

Most marriages and families face times when the fabric of their relationships frays. Pastors and ministry leaders—and their spouses—can experience these challenges because of competing needs, expectations, roles, and responsibilities. We will focus on unique challenges ministry spouses face, and on building resilience in order to thrive in the midst of the God-given opportunities and stressors of ministry life. If you are a ministry spouse—male or female—join us!

Brent Stenberg

Brent Stenberg is Executive Director of Christian Psychological Center in Memphis. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Psychology of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Leila Todd

Leila Todd received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University in Chicago. She has been on staff at Christian Psychological Center in Memphis since 2006.

WOMEN TEACHING ELDERS AND CANDIDATES

12:00–1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch Host: Lana Roberts
Location: Entrance 5

All women Teaching Elders and Candidates are invited to gather for lunch on Thursday to connect, encourage, and pray for one another.

TE Lana Roberts has been on the pastoral staff of First Presbyterian Church in Fresno, California, for eleven years, and is a member of the Women’s Resource Council. She is blessed to be married to Brian and they have a daughter, a son, and four lively grandsons.

Lana Roberts

Associate Pastor
First Presbyterian Church
Fresno, California

WOMEN’S MINISTRY DINNER: DISCIPLE-MAKING…ONE WOMAN AT A TIME!

5:30–7:00 p.m.
Location: Room 230

Making disciples is an intensely creative process, and God uses all kinds of people for the task. All EPC women are invited to join TE Mary Brown for a dinner discussion as she explores Jesus’ method of making disciples, including practical steps in disciple-making that beginners and mature Christians alike can use. We want women to believe and mature in Christ! Could God be calling you to mentor one or a few of your friends? Could God be calling your church to start a mentoring ministry of making disciples?

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to obey everything I commanded you (Matthew 28:19-20).

Mary Brown leads the Soul Healing Ministry, Women’s Ministry, support groups and discipleship groups for Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City. She also serves as leader of discipleship for the EPC Women’s Resource Council (the administrative arm of The Well: Women’s Resources). She and her husband, Dan, have two adult sons.

Mary Brown

Associate Pastor
Colonial Presbyterian Church (Wornall Campus)
Kansas City, Missouri

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