The conference is open to the community and will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kings Chapel Presbyterian Church on South Highway 27 in Carrollton.
Keynote speakers at the conference will be Meredith Hendley, Kelly Driggers and Lauren Gossett.
“We’re excited as the Lord continues to strengthen and grow women in and around Carrollton, who are learning daily what it looks like to walk in His love,” said Gossett, who is the conference coordinator. “Our identity, which is rooted in Him, defines our purpose.”
The Bible verse for the conference is Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Hendley, who will speak on “Our Identity Through Redemptive History,” is a mother, pastor’s wife and seminary graduate who grew up in the mountains of North Carolina and on the beaches of east coast Florida.
Hendley graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a degree in biblical studies and Christian social work. She received her master’s degree in biblical studies from Reformed Theological Seminary.
Hendley has been involved in ministry with Youth for Christ and Campus Crusade, as well as being a leader in church women’s ministries.
She is currently a stay-at-home mom, with her two children, Lylah, 3, and Caedmon, 1.
Driggers will speak on “Our Purpose in Identity.”
She is married to Steve Driggers, who is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. They have four grown daughters and live in Birmingham, Ala.
She has a certificate in biblical Christian counseling and enjoys her opportunity to share God’s love with others.
Gossett will speak on “Freedom of Self-Forgiveness.”
She is a 2010 graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala,, with a B.A. degree in sociology. She is working on an M.Ed. degree in professional counseling at University of West Georgia.
In addition to the keynote speakers, a panel of women from the Carrollton community will address the topic, “What Our Identity Compels Us To Do.”
The panel participants will include Tina Heine, Ronda Ivey, Shelby Etress, Lindsay Ellenburg and Meck Xayavongsa.
“They’ll share information about several ministry opportunities for involvement in the spiritual growth of college students,” Gossett said.
For more information about the conference, contact Gossett by e-mail at email@example.com.
Cost will be $5 at the door, which will include lunch. Free childcare will be available, but parents are asked to pack a sack lunch for their children. People interested in childcare need to register their children with Erin Goode by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
King’s Chapel Presbyterian Church was founded as Covenant Presbyterian Church in September, 1985, by Dr. Will Rogers. Its purpose was to provide the community with a ministry emphasizing sound biblical teaching and discipleship from a Reformed perspective. The name was changed to King’s Chapel Presbyterian in 1992.
The church’s website is www.kcpchurch.com.
Campus Outreach is a worldwide interdenominational Christian organization, focusing on evangelism with college students. Its mission statement is, “Glorifying God by building laborers on the campus in a lost world.” It is based on Matthew 28:19-20, as well as Jesus’ lament about the lack of “working laborers” in Matthew 9:35-38.
The organization was founded in 1978 in Birmingham under the auspices of Briarwood Presbyterian Church of Birmingham. The first ministry outside Birmingham began in 1981 and several other ministries have sprung up throughout the southeastern U.S., but also in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand and Brazil.
Ben Weber, who heads UWG Campus Outreach, said what makes the program unique is that it is centered among campus activities, reaching out to students and its presence is not defined by a building on campus.
“If you go to the typical college campus, college ministries will have houses on the periphery of the campus,” he said. “They have a philosophy that students will come to them. We don’t have a house, but we’re big on reaching out to students. We feel our headquarters is the center or mainstream of the university.”
More information on UWG Campus Outreach is available by calling Weber at 205-902-4667. He can also be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.
The international organization website is www.campusoutreach.org and the Birmingham website, www.cobirmingham.org.