Tuesday, July 03, 2007

ATTENTION ALL WOMEN IN MINISTRY

The conference of a lifetime is coming up for women who are living and breathing ministry! We are hosting the "Unstoppable" conference here in Tampa Bay, September 13-15 for women pastors, pastor's wives, women missionaries, evangelists, Christian educators...and more! This event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn - Tampa North.

As a woman minister and pastor’s wife for twenty years thus far, I myself receive countless flyers and letters about conferences in the mail. Although I’m sure the majority of them are worth my time and attention, the reality is, I only have time and money to take advantage of just a few. I’m sure it’s the same for you.


In planning a conference, I realize for women to attend, it really has to be worthwhile…something they come away from saying, “that changed my life, and I can’t wait to go back again!” I’ve experienced that with a handful of conferences in my life, and at this time God has called me to develop something for women in the ministry that will be such a gathering. Check out our conference brochures below and then I'll come back for more details...





After praying about this for quite a number of years and being encouraged by many friends and fellow colleagues to do this, I’m bringing together some of the most powerful women of God that are walking the planet, to speak into our lives during one UNFORGETTABLE weekend. We aren’t just going to talk about how to put on a great tea party (although I do like doing that!) And we’re not going to just eat chocolate (although I love doing that too!!!) We’re going to talk about relevant ministry topics such as how in the world you not only survive a church split, but how you THRIVE through it! We’re going to talk about managing marriage, motherhood and ministry all at the same time. We’re going to talk about breaking through fear and intimidation to fulfill the call of God on your life. We’re going to talk about co-pastoring for those who have interest in this type of ministry. This is one of the things people ask me about all the time and at Unstoppable, we’re going to talk about the nuts and bolts, the day to day life of co-pastoring. We’re going to talk about staff issues. There will be a panel discussion and q & a with our speakers! We’re going to talk about mentoring.

Speaking of mentoring, you are going to see one model of it right up close at this conference. For the past five years, I’ve been mentoring a young woman in our church, Lindsay Barta, who is now a pastor on our staff. She will be teaching about armorbearing and being the best staffer your pastor ever had. Working together in a “Paul/Timothy” type relationship these past five years, it was a natural step for me to say, “Lindsay, as a next step, I want you to walk alongside me in co-hosting this conference.” It’s been a dream we’ve had for a while now, and we’ve had some of the most fun of our lives planning it. We can’t wait to share it with you, so…

We would advise that you register as quickly as you can. We’ve been talking this up with our friends in ministry. All of our speakers are very excited and have shared it with their circle in ministry. Women are already excited about Unstoppable, and regrettably, we expect to have to limit registration due to space. So please, if you have any intention of attending Unstoppable, do something about it asap.

The final registration date is August 23.

But we hope to hear from you sooner! Registration will be made with us directly for the conference. To receive a registration form, e-mail me at PastorDeanna@aol.com or unstoppable@northsideag.org. All hotel arrangements will be made on your own with the Hilton Garden Inn, Tampa North.

Make sure you tell them you are with Unstoppable to receive the special rate. Everything kicks off on Thursday night at 7 pm with an incredible banquet, praise and worship, and our first speaker for the conference.

You can count on coming away from Unstoppable…
with a new network of friends in ministry
with support you might not have had before
empowered for ministry
refreshed in the presence of God
encouraged by friends who understand what you’re going through
with practical answers to ministry issues you’re facing
having laughed a whole lot
validated in your call
and so much more!


More than anything else, you are going to be EMPOWERED to run the race and not quit! YOU ARE GOD’S UNSTOPPABLE WOMAN!!!







p.s. The Hilton Garden Inn will prove to be very relaxing for you with beautiful guest rooms, a heated pool, Jacuzzi, wireless internet, and more. The opening night of this event features a delicious banquet that we will share together, included in the cost of your registration. After that, there is a great restaurant on site as well as many restaurants near the hotel property.

2 comments:

Deborah said...

wonderful we hosted on about 2years ago and it left a wonderful friendships in the making, my darling friend over in New Zealand Shar has such an ability to encourage preacher woman to obtain their destiny in God have a look at her blog you will find it on mine under shar. I will be praying for open heavens above this conference (which makes me green with envy) but serious that God will meet you there with such a move of His precious presence. love always me

Pastor Deanna said...

Thanks Deborah. I'm so glad Tara introduced us! What a blessing.